Premier Alan Carpenter and his Cabinet are heading to Broome to meet members of the local community, local governments and business representatives on Monday and Tuesday, April 14 and 15.
Mr Carpenter said the State Government initiative was designed to foster greater communication between local communities and Cabinet.
“I am very happy that Broome has been chosen as State Cabinet’s second regional visit for 2008,” he said.
“It will give the town and region the opportunity to showcase itself and, most importantly, enable Ministers to hear from the local community first hand.
“This is the 44th regional Cabinet since the Labor Government was elected in 2001 and the third time the Kimberley (two have been held in Broome and one in Kununurra) has been chosen to host the event.”
A key feature of Cabinet’s visit will be Meet the Minister, to be held on Monday afternoon, when local people will be able to discuss issues directly with Ministers.
Earlier in the day, the Shire of Broome will deliver a presentation of local issues to Cabinet, followed by a formal Cabinet meeting.
A community reception will be held on Monday evening to thank those people who give to the community in their capacity as volunteers or community leaders.
“The Government has made important contributions to Broome and the Kimberley in providing essential infrastructure - boosting confidence for local business and stimulating local jobs - as well as providing vital health, education and law and order services,” the Premier said.
“However, there is still more to be done to ensure we keep the momentum going and the visit by Cabinet will be a valuable opportunity to chart these future directions.”
Kimberley MLA Carol Martin congratulated the Government on choosing Broome to host the regional Cabinet visit.
Mrs Martin said she hoped members of the community would take the opportunity to meet with Ministers.
She said she would keep the community informed about the Cabinet visit as more details came to hand.
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