Aboriginal Affairs Minister Peter Collier today reopened the Department of Aboriginal Affairs (DAA) office in Kalgoorlie.
The previous standalone office was closed in March 2015, and DAA staff were co-located with other government agencies.
"The re-establishment of this office was guided by local residents, who told me that there was a gap in the community without it," Mr Collier said.
"Plans to re-open a Department of Aboriginal Affairs office in Kalgoorlie were started in early 2016, and the events of last August and September certainly highlighted that DAA continues to have a role to play in the Goldfields.
"The office will manage the usual functions of the department, primarily focused on stakeholder co-ordination, Aboriginal heritage and management of the Aboriginal Lands Trust estate.
"I've also directed the department to focus on inter-agency co-ordination, prioritise work with local service providers and establish a strong link with the Aboriginal community in the Goldfields.
"These priorities were developed as a result of the discussions at the Kalgoorlie-Boulder leadership summit last November."
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