Hon David Templeman Dip Tchg BEd MLA

Hon David Templeman Dip Tchg BEd MLA

Minister for Culture and the Arts; Sport and Recreation; International Education; Heritage

    22 reasons for Western Australians to get active outdoors

    10/06/2022 2:00 PM
    • 22 outdoor recreation projects throughout WA will share in $427,000
    • Funding will help get more people more active outdoors
    • McGowan Government committed to a happy, healthy and connected WA

    Western Australians now have more reason than ever to get active outside with 22 recreation projects throughout the State sharing $427,000 in funding.


    From the dizzying heights of rock climbing to the thrill-seeking speeds of mountain biking, the McGowan Government is supporting innovative projects that help increase participation and promote inclusion in outdoor active recreation. 


    Successful projects include:

    • Boodjar Kaartdijin, an on-Country program to engage primary school-aged children to participate in traditional Aboriginal outdoor recreational and cultural activities in Perth's northern suburbs;
    • a State-wide recreational climbing program to encourage people from all backgrounds to get involved in climbing and help transition indoor climbers to an outdoor environment;
    • a paddle adventure program to help recreational Perth paddlers and their families get the basic skills and safety information needed for their next adventure;
    • the Wild Swimming Experience to get more South-West women swimming in oceans and rivers in a safe and nurturing environment; and
    • a mountain bike refurbishment collaboration between Dismantle and the Kununurra Waringarri Aboriginal Corporation to help young people in the Kimberley learn new skills, form social networks and explore local bicycle tracks.

    The Outdoor Active Recreation Participation Program is administered by the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries. It aims to get more Western Australians active outdoors so they can develop resilience, leadership, problem-solving skills, and build lifelong involvement and healthy habits.


    For more information, visit https://www.dlgsc.wa.gov.au/sport-and-recreation/outdoor-active-recreation


    Comments attributed to Sport and Recreation Minister David Templeman:


    "There are some absolutely fantastic outdoor recreation programs taking place that are encouraging people to try new activities, develop skills, increase their confidence and resilience, and build strong connections to Country and their community.


    "I am thrilled that the McGowan Government is able to provide its support to the tune of almost half a million dollars.


    "Together, we can help get more Western Australians more active outdoors."


    Minister's office - 6552 5400