Media Statements

For Portfolio: Sport and Recreation

Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

16/08/2019

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Sports tourism helping to drive Mid-West economy

14/08/2019

McGowan; Wyatt; Murray

Premier; Aboriginal Affairs; Sport and Recreation

Statement on the passing of Graham “Polly” Farmer

13/08/2019

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Boomers and Canada set to clash as WA’s biggest-ever winter of sport rolls on

9/08/2019

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Good as Gold: Netball naming rights deal marks another milestone for women’s sport

7/08/2019

Murray; Papalia

Sport and Recreation; Tourism

Optus Stadium amphitheatre to kick off with Bledisloe Cup live-stream

6/08/2019

Murray; Papalia

Sport and Recreation; Tourism

McGowan Government secures another NRL team to call Perth home

2/08/2019

Murray

Sport and Recreation

VenuesWest backing local superstars on the road to victory

2/08/2019

Murray

Sport and Recreation

$2m Goldfields motorsport improvement shifts into gear

31/07/2019

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Pride Sports Festival celebrates competition and participation

26/07/2019

Papalia; Murray

Minister for Tourism; Sport and Recreation

Sporting superstars to compete for Constellation Cup

24/07/2019

McGowan; Murray

Premier; Sport and Recreation

Tokyo 2020 countdown on with WA athletes set for direct support

23/07/2019

Murray; Papalia

Sport and Recreation; Tourism

McGowan Government secures more NRL for Perth on the back of State of Origin success

22/07/2019

Saffioti; Murray; Papalia

Transport; Sport and Recreation; Tourism

Matagarup Bridge and Stadium precinct adventures a step closer

10/07/2019

McGowan; Logan

Premier; Sport and Recreation

Manchester United paints Perth red ahead of Australian matches

10/07/2019

Logan

Sport and Recreation

McGowan Government breaks ground on Toodyay Sports Precinct

9/07/2019

Logan

Sport and Recreation

Funding boost to support community sport in the regions

6/07/2019

McGowan; Wyatt; Murray

Premier; Aboriginal Affairs; Sport and Recreation

Nicky Winmar statue unveiled at Optus Stadium

1/07/2019

Murray; Wyatt

Sport and Recreation; Aboriginal Affairs

Perth Motorplex upgrade awarded to local Aboriginal business

24/06/2019

Murray

Sport and Recreation

WA charities to reap valuable benefits through VenuesWest partnership

23/06/2019

McGowan; Murray

Premier; Sport and Recreation

McGowan Government unveils revitalised Fremantle netball hub

21/06/2019

Papalia; Murray

Tourism; Sport and Recreation

Thousands head west for history-making State of Origin clash

21/06/2019

MacTiernan; Murray

Regional Development; Sport and Recreation

New sports and community hub launched in Paraburdoo

19/06/2019

Murray

Sport and Recreation

McGowan Government supporting WA’s elite national hockey program

18/06/2019

Murray; McGurk

Sport and Recreation; Women's Interests

CSRFF focus on women’s facilities as demand surges

11/06/2019

Murray

Sport and Recreation

McGowan Government allocates funding to ensure Kambalda pool re-opens

9/06/2019

McGowan; Wyatt; Murray

Premier; Aboriginal Affairs; Sport and Recreation

Nicky Winmar’s stand against racism to be immortalised at Optus Stadium

6/06/2019

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Optus Stadium honoured in postage stamp series

6/06/2019

Papalia; Murray

Tourism; Sport and Recreation

State of Origin II set to attract more than 12,000 out-of-state tourists

29/05/2019

Murray

Sport and Recreation

VenuesWest launches new Reconciliation Action Plan

27/05/2019

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Young people in Kalgoorlie among those to benefit from latest round of sport and recreation funding

27/05/2019

Murray

Sport and Recreation

WA Government gives green light to motorsport in Kalgoorlie

20/05/2019

Murray

Sport and Recreation; Volunteering

Volleyball volunteer scoops up Great Southern award

20/05/2019

Murray

Sport and Recreation

State Government signs up to provide $1.4 million for Albany’s motorsport park

18/05/2019

Murray

Sport and Recreation

WA Motorsport Strategy revs into home straight

16/05/2019

Saffioti; Murray

Transport; Sport and Recreation

Transport just the ticket for Perth Glory grand final

13/05/2019

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Pilbara pioneers mark 50 years of football in the North-West

7/05/2019

Papalia; Murray

Tourism; Sport and Recreation

Perth to host its first day-night Test match

6/05/2019

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Construction underway on new Esperance Indoor Sports Stadium

1/05/2019

Papalia; Murray

Tourism; Sport and Recreation

Top school sports stars to compete in WA

23/04/2019

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Perth to host 2019 Moth Sailing world championships

15/04/2019

Murray; McGurk

Sport and Recreation; Women's Interests

Women’s sport the big winner as facilities fund enjoys remarkable first year

9/04/2019

Papalia; Murray

Tourism; Sport and Recreation

100 days until Leeds United take on rivals Manchester United in Perth

1/04/2019

Papalia; Murray

Tourism; Sport and Recreation

Manchester United open training session to raise money for charity

29/03/2019

McGowan; Murray

Premier; Sport and Recreation

$1.79 million set to revitalise Toodyay community recreation spaces

20/03/2019

Murray; Papalia

Sport and Recreation; Tourism

McGowan Government welcomes plans for new home of surfing at Trigg Beach

18/03/2019

Murray

Sport and Recreation

KidSport delivers $27 million worth of opportunities for WA kids

12/03/2019

Papalia; Murray

Tourism; Sport and Recreation

Perth to host Australian Masters Games

10/03/2019

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Motorcycle racing returns to Barbagallo Raceway

8/03/2019

Murray; McGurk

Sport and Recreation; Women's Interests

McGowan Government championing equality in sports leadership

8/03/2019

Wyatt; Murray

Lands; Sport and Recreation

State Government seeking operator for Perth Motorplex

1/03/2019

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Wanneroo and Girrawheen set for a raft of sporting infrastructure

1/03/2019

Murray

Sport and Recreation

McGowan Government levels the playing field for women’s sport in Nollamara

28/02/2019

Murray

Sport and Recreation

$1.5m works on Baldivis Sporting Complex set to begin

21/02/2019

Papalia; Murray

Tourism; Sport and Recreation

One-year cricket countdown now on to Women’s T20 World Cup

15/02/2019

Cook; Murray

Health; Mental Health; Sport and Recreation

Country football clubs funding boost to improve mental health

30/01/2019

Murray

Sport and Recreation

McGowan Government funds upgrades to netball courts at Lou Weston Oval and Lois Hannay pavilion

29/01/2019

McGowan; Papalia; Murray

Premier; Tourism; Sport and Recreation

T20 World Cup fixtures a real hit for cricket fans

29/01/2019

McGowan; Murray; Papalia; Saffioti

Premier; Sport and Recreation; Tourism; Transport

First year of Optus Stadium an overwhelming success

22/01/2019

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Grants provide pathways to participation in sport

21/01/2019

Dawson; Murray

Environment; Sport and Recreation

New walk trail open in Wellington National Park

18/01/2019

Murray; Tinley

Sport and Recreation; Asian Engagement

WA set to strengthen sporting ties with Asia

31/12/2018

Murray

Sport and Recreation

WA Motorsport Strategy consultation period extended

20/12/2018

Murray; Saffioti; Ellery

Sport and Recreation; Planning; Education and Training

Tuart College set to become the home for WAFC

18/12/2018

Murray

Sport and Recreation; Volunteering

Every club’s a winner with the Every Club Hub

15/12/2018

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Strategy towards improving safety in WA's combat sports

13/12/2018

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Major works to upgrade Willetton Basketball Stadium begin

10/12/2018

Murray; McGurk

Sport and Recreation; Women's Interests

McGowan Government leading the way for gender diversity in sport

7/12/2018

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Nippers funding makes a splash

26/11/2018

Murray

Sport and Recreation

McGowan Government backing regional athletes to achieve

23/11/2018

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Small grants supporting big community sports clubs

21/11/2018

McGowan; Papalia; Murray

Premier; Tourism; Sport and Recreation

World’s biggest sporting team to paint Perth red

20/11/2018

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Perth’s leading rectangular venue to be renamed HBF Park

16/11/2018

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Optus Stadium named world’s best in international awards

15/11/2018

Murray

Sport and Recreation

McGowan Government supporting a water safe Western Australia

9/11/2018

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Grants enrich country sport and local communities

5/11/2018

Templeman

Sport and Recreation

New synthetic hockey field brings competitive edge to southern suburbs

1/11/2018

Murray

Sport and Recreation

School’s out: Outdoor Classroom Day getting kids back to nature

23/10/2018

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Bowling now accessible for all in Bunbury

22/10/2018

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Sporting clubs to benefit from facility upgrades at HBF Arena

18/10/2018

Murray

Sport and Recreation

More drinking fountains for Optus Stadium as summer approaches

15/10/2018

Murray; McGurk

Sport and Recreation; Women's Interests

Leading the way on diversity in sport and recreation

4/10/2018

Murray; Cook

Sport and Recreation; Health

McGowan Government supporting active and engaged communities

1/10/2018

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Outdoors October encourages Western Australians to get outside and be active

21/09/2018

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Australia’s best hitting Collie for ATV Motocross Nationals

19/09/2018

Johnston; Murray

Commerce and Industrial Relations; Sport and Recreation

McGowan Government progressing with anti-ticket scalping laws

18/09/2018

Murray

Sport and Recreation

New era for Fremantle Netball Association as McGowan Government backs pavilion upgrades

16/09/2018

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Football fans warned against buying scalped AFL finals tickets

11/09/2018

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Champions 2 Country brings sporting stars to the East Kimberley

7/09/2018

Murray

Sport and Recreation

South West Academy of Sport celebrates a decade of developing champions

23/08/2018

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Optus Stadium kick-to-kick for fans at historic WAFL Grand Final

20/08/2018

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Record one million fans watch AFL football in WA at Optus Stadium

19/08/2018

Murray; Wyatt

Sport and Recreation; Treasurer

Trusted WA local RAC secures Arena naming rights

14/08/2018

Murray; McGurk

Sport and Recreation; Women's Interests

McGowan Government levels the playing field for women’s sport

13/08/2018

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Help for young regional athletes to train and compete

10/08/2018

Murray

Sport and Recreation

McGowan Government backs local brewer for nib Stadium contract

9/08/2018

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Sport and recreation’s best and most innovative recognised

6/08/2018

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Workshop drives draft motorsport strategy forward

30/07/2018

Papalia; Templeman

Tourism; Sport and Recreation

Date announced for 2019 Bledisloe Cup clash at Optus Stadium

20/07/2018

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Kununurra water playground plans progressing

20/07/2018

Murray

Sport and Recreation; Volunteering; Seniors and Ageing

Strong Mind, Strong Game builds mental resilience in Derby