- Following a review and consultation, Community Resource Centre funding will continue
- Community Resource Centre (CRC) funding will continue at the full $13 million per year
The McGowan Government has listened to regional community concerns about the future of Community Resource Centres and will continue to fully fund each CRC.
Following extensive consultation and a review of the CRC program, the State Government has decided to continue to fund Community Resource Centres to the tune of $13 million per year.
The review of the Community Resource Centre program did highlight some areas that could be improved.
The traineeship component of the CRC program will be strengthened to ensure Community Resource Centres are working with local businesses and local governments to get the best outcomes for their trainees, and will be made available to regional areas which do not have CRCs.
Auditing processes will be strengthened to ensure Community Resource Centres are delivering the best outcomes for their communities.
Comments attributed to Regional Development Minister Alannah MacTiernan:
"Our Government was forced to consider a number of Budget savings to help fix the financial mess left by the former Liberal National Government.
"After reviewing the Community Resource Centre program and listening to regional communities' concerns about the future of CRCs, it is clear CRC funding should continue.
"We will continue to fully fund CRCs to the tune of $13 million per year, ensuring CRCs can deliver important services to regional communities.
"We want to see the CRC program strengthened, with a real focus on getting the most out of the traineeship program to drive training opportunities across regional WA."
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