Hon Peter Collier BA DipEd MLCHon Peter Collier BA DipEd MLC

Minister for Education; Aboriginal Affairs; Electoral Affairs

    Department of Aboriginal Affairs opens in Kalgoorlie

    30/01/2017 1:15 PM
     
    • New office has a central location on Hannan Street
    • The department will be a more active part of the local community 

    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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