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


Meeting Dates:

Agendas and Minutes
Meeting Minutes MARAG - 4 July 2019
Meeting Minutes MARAG - 28 November 2019
Meeting Minutes MARAG and SSA's - 1 May 2020
Meeting Minutes MARAG and SSA's - 15 May 2020
Meeting Minutes Sport Seasons Shared Spaces Working Group - 22 May 2020
Meeting Minutes Sport Seasons Shared Spaces Working Group - 28 May 2020
Meeting Minutes MARAG and SSA's - 5 June 2020

COVID-19 - Sport and Recreation
COVID Safety Guidelines and COVID Safety Plan: Sport and Recreation
Recovery Framework for Sport and Recreation Sector
Fact Sheet Re-Opening Playgrounds, Skateparks and Outdoor Gym Equipment

Return to Sport Guidance - SportWest
Agreement on Community Season Crossover Plans for Winter and Summer Outdoor (Green Spaces) Sports 2020/2021

Return to Sport Guidance - State Sporting Associations
Aquatic Facilities - Royal Life Saving WA
Baseball - Baseball WA
Basketball - Basketball WA
Cricket - WACA
Football - WA Football Commission
WA Football Commission Update 30 May 2020
WA Football Commission Junior Football Update 5 June 2020
Football - Football West
Hockey - Hockey WA
Rugby - Rugby WA
Rugby League - NRL WA
Rugby League - NRL WA Media Release
Tennis - Tennis WA
Touch Football - Touch Football WA

Local Government Advice
Ground Availability in Metropolitan Local Governments

Strategic Plans
WA Football Commission Strategy Facilities Plan 2020-2030
WA Football Commission Key Findings Report