Seven community members have been chosen to represent the people of Carnarvon on the new Police and Justice Complex Community Reference Group (CRG).
These community members will join representatives from the Shire of Carnarvon, Gascoyne Development Commission, Carnarvon Chamber of Commerce, Department of Corrective Services, WA Police and the legal community, on the group.
The creation of the CRG provides an opportunity for the local community to provide feedback on aspects of the project, especially the design of public areas within the courthouse, which has the most significant public space.
Attorney General Christian Porter said he had been delighted to receive a strong field of applications from enthusiastic community members, keen to represent their community views and provide input to the project.
“We increased the appointments from six to seven because we found each chosen applicant brought a different perspective to the group,” Mr Porter said.
“The community representatives have all shown they are actively involved in their community and have a strong commitment to local issues.”
The community reference group members are:
- Melanie Bellotti - Carnarvon resident and active on Aboriginal issues
- Vince Catania - Local Member for the Gascoyne
- Wally Dale - Carnarvon resident
- Bluey (John) Dwyer - Carnarvon resident and business owner
- Ron Hartcher - Carnarvon resident and active volunteer
- Heather Hibben - Carnarvon resident and active volunteer
- John Oxenham - respected Aboriginal elder and active community member
Representatives from organisations are:
- Dudley Maslen - President, Shire of Carnarvon
- Tami Maitre - Manager Royalties for Regions and Corporate Services, Gascoyne Development Commission.
Attorney General's office - 9222 8800