Hon Simone McGurk BA(Arts) BA(Comms) MLA

Hon Simone McGurk BA(Arts) BA(Comms) MLA

Minister for Child Protection; Women's Interests; Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence; Community Services

    Accommodation support secured for 64 community neighbourhood centres and childcare centres

    21/05/2018 6:00 AM
    • The McGowan Government allocates $4 million for 64 WA community neighbourhood centres and childcare centres
    • Decision reverses previous cuts to accommodation support by the Liberal National Government  

    The State Government will provide $4 million over the next four financial years to continue to fund accommodation support to 64 community neighbourhood centres and childcare centres across Western Australia.


    The recent State Budget reversed a Liberal National Government decision that would have meant affected community service organisations faced a significant financial burden relating to property maintenance and asset renewal, or replacement costs.


    Community Services Minister Simone McGurk said $1 million had been allocated for each of the next four years, starting with 2018-19, to continue funding the costs for the ongoing maintenance, insurance costs and urgent capital works for the properties.


    The funding applies to 36 community neighbourhood centres and 28 childcare centres - some of which are owned by the State Government while others are leased. The centres are made available at nominal rent to not-for-profit community and childcare organisations, which provide a range of community and family services.


    The Government, through the Department of Communities, has also been working on a procurement process with the community services sector and other key stakeholders. This will identify how government can further support place-based, grassroots community development practices.


    Comments attributed to Community Services Minister Simone McGurk:


    "The decision to continue funding the asset management of 64 community neighbourhood and childcare centres, shows the McGowan Government's willingness to listen and respond to community concerns.


    "Community service organisations have limited resources and need to be reassured that they can continue to provide their important activities and services.


    "The centres provide places of inclusion and a range of social, recreational, educational and training opportunities that for some people make family life and work possible, and in many cases, improve health and wellbeing.


    "The Government, through the Department of Communities, is working with service providers to ensure that the needs of Western Australian families continue to be met."


    Minister's office - 6552 6600


    Table of Childcare Centres


    1Billabong Community CCCEast Victoria Park
    2Blue Gum Early Learning & CCCBrentwood
    3Duncraig CCCDuncraig
    4Leederville CCCLeederville
    5Meela CCCMount Lawley
    6Moolanda CCCKingsley
    7Noranda CCCNoranda
    8South Lake CCCSouth Lake
    9Willetton CCCWilletton
    10Birra-Li CCCWillagee
    11Collie CC & Early Learning CentreCollie
    12Coolabaroo Neighbourhood CentreThornlie
    13Fremantle Early Learning CentreBeaconsfield
    14Granny Glasgow Day-Care CentreCarnarvon
    15James McCauley HouseHeathridge
    16Marmion Avenue Community  CCCCarine
    17Merredin & Districts Childcare & Play School (MADCAPS)Merredin
    18Munchkin Manor CCCBunbury
    19Mundarda CCCArmadale
    20Newman Day Care CentreNewman
    21Padbury CCCPadbury
    22Salisbury CCCBedford
    23Subicare Early Learning CentreSubiaco
    24Sudbury Care & Development Centre  (Fmr Mirrabooka Multicultural CCC)Mirrabooka
    25Treasure Island CCCCannington
    26Treehouse CCCDonnybrook
    27Treloar CCCSouth Hedland
    28Wirrabirra CCCGosnells


    Table of Community and Family Centres


    1Bayswater Family CentreBayswater
    2Beechboro Family CentreBeechboro
    3Brockman HouseBeechboro
    4East Victoria Park Family CentreEast Victoria Park
    5Eaton Family CentreEaton
    6Falcon Family CentreFalcon
    7Frank Konency Family CentreParmelia
    8Greenfields Family CentreGreenfields
    9High Wycombe Family CentreHigh Wycombe
    10Joondalup Family CentreJoondalup
    11Kingfisher Park Family CentreBallajura
    12Kingsley Family CentreKingsley
    13Kulungah Myah Family CentreKardinya
    14Leeming Family CentreLeeming
    15Marangaroo Family CentreMarangaroo
    16Noranda Family Care CentreNoranda
    17Roleystone Family CentreRoleystone
    18Rostrata Family Centre & Out of School CareWilletton
    19Sandalwood Family CentreKalgoorlie
    20South Lake Ottey Family & Neighbourhood CentreSouth Lake
    21Thornlie Forrest Lakes Family CentreThornlie
    22Waikiki Community and Family CentreWaikiki
    23Warnbro Community & Family CentreWarnbro
    24Westerly Family CentreCooloongup
    25Woodvale Timbertops Family CentreWoodvale
    26Yangebup Family CentreYangebup
    27Albany Family HouseAlbany
    28Armadale Community Family CentreArmadale
    29Busselton Family CentreBusselton
    30Hudson Road Family CentreBunbury
    31Karratha Family CentreKarratha
    32Sudbury Community HouseMirrabooka


    Centres - Government Use


    1Balcatta HouseBalcatta
    2Brook View Family CentreSwan View
    3Parenting WAMount Lawley
    4Goldenmile Community HouseSouth Kalgoorlie