WALGA recognises that Local Government provides a significant amount of resources to support the delivery of sport and recreation within the community. This includes provision of sporting facilities, parks and reserves, leisure programming, funding assistance, club development and professional development and training opportunities.

Metropolitan Area Recreation Advisory Group (MARAG)

The Metropolitan Area Recreation Advisory Group (known as MARAG) held its inaugural meeting at the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries on 4 July 2019. The aim of MARAG is to provide leadership, coordination, advocacy and strategic direction for metropolitan sport and recreation facilities, programs, services and projects.

MARAG is comprised of sport and recreation employees from Local Governments in the Perth metropolitan area and representatives from the Department of Local Government, Sport & Cultural Industries, Parks and Leisure Australia (WA Branch), Western Australia Local Government Association, SportWest and the university sector. WALGA provides executive administration support to this group.


Further information:
Terms of Reference
Letter to CEO's 27 September 2019

MARAG & WALGA Financial Agreement


MARAG Contact Details:
David Bruce      
Coordinator Project Services
City of Bayswater                         
Email: david.bruce@bayswater.wa.gov.au           
Phone: 0429 350 346

Vice Chairperson
Jenni Hess         
Coordinator Recreation Development    
City of South Perth
Email: jenniferh@southperth.wa.gov.au
Phone: 9474 0777

MARAG Secretary
Marissa MacDonald
Senior Policy Advisor, Community
Email: mmacdonald@walga.asn.au
Phone: 9213 2074

2020 Meeting Dates:
Thursday 19 March 2020
Thursday 16 July 2020

Agendas and Minutes:
Meeting 1 - 4 July 2019 Agenda
Meeting 1 - 4 July 2019 Minutes
Meeting 2 - 28 November 2019 Agenda
Meeting 2 - 28 November 2019 Minutes