Hon Paul Miles MLA

Hon Paul Miles MLA

Former Minister for Local Government; Community Services; Seniors and Volunteering; Youth

    Community organisations set for growth

    25/01/2017 10:05 AM
    • More long-term certainty for community organisations with transfer of land

    Gowrie WA Kewdale and Padbury early education and care centres now have a strong foundation for growth and development, with the transfer of property from the State Government.


    Community Services Minister Paul Miles said the transfer of property titles to each organisation would give them control of an asset, allowing security and flexibility into the future.


    "The transfer of property is a significant event for these organisations and their communities," Mr Miles said.


    "Gowrie WA and Padbury Education and Child Care Centre will now have management and self-control of their own premises.  We have acted to ensure that management of community child care remains with the community.


    "Both these organisations have demonstrated that they have a strong commitment to their local communities, and have the business acumen and strategic foresight to manage these properties."


    The Minister said the State's interests would continue to be protected through the vesting conditions within each title.


    "The conditions placed on the transfer of these properties mean they have to remain as not-for-profit community services offering child care," Mr Miles said.


    "This is an example of the Liberal National Government enabling the community sector to achieve independence moving forward.


    "We continue to explore similar opportunities for other early education and child care centres."


    Fact File

    • The land transfer is part of a commitment from the 2016-17 State Budget to provide community sector organisations with more control of the properties they occupy
    • In accordance with the National Quality Framework, the transfer ensures the State Government is not the regulator of premises that it owns or manages

    Minister's office - 6552 6600


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