Investing in Arts, Sport and Recreation

The 2023-24 Budget includes new investment in major community infrastructure projects, to ensure our thriving arts, culture and sporting communities have access to state-of-the-art facilities.

At a glance:

  • $127.8 million to transform the State Hockey Centre into a world-class facility, following Western Australia’s successful bid to remain the home of hockey as the host of the Hockey Australia High Performance Program and Centre of Excellence.
  • An additional $97.9 million towards the Perth Concert Hall redevelopment to reinstate the venue as WA’s premium cultural precinct and provide the West Australian Symphony Orchestra with a permanent home, bringing total investment in the redevelopment to $150.3 million.
  • $55 million State Government contribution towards the WACA’s Ground Improvement project, including construction of a new community aquatic facility.
  • $60 million set aside for the construction of the High Wycombe Community Hub, jointly funded with the Commonwealth.
  • $15 million increase to the Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund to boost community participation in sport and recreation through development of sustainable and quality facilities at a local level.
  • $250 million for a new Asset Maintenance Fund to be allocated to the maintenance of State Government assets, including our cultural, sporting and entertainment venues and facilities for delivery of core services.


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Page reviewed 11 May 2023