In 1981, the Western Australian Greyhound Racing Association was established under the Western Australian Greyhound Racing Association Act and the Assets and Liabilities of the Canning Greyhound Racing Association were transferred to WAGRA.
The Western Australian Greyhound Racing Association Act 1981 also provided for the absorption of the Mandurah Greyhound Racing Association into WAGRA.
1995/96 saw WAGRA's Committee approve the establishment of another greyhound racing track based in the Avon Valley, initially for the purposes of trialing and training. On 30 September 1996 Western Australians witnessed the new venue's first race meeting.
Greyhound racing has undergone many changes since 1974, including the transition from grass to sand tracks, the change to the above ground lure systems and most recently the re-development of the Mandurah venue to include a 599-metre one-turn track. The Western Australian Greyhound Racing Association now conduct 6 race meeting per week across the three venues, a far cry from the early days of one meeting per week when Cannington first opened.