Consisting of 106 Community Resource Centres (CRCs), the Network provides a community hub for the delivery of government services and information, as well as community development activities to about 50,000 people each month in small to medium regional towns and remote areas.
Speaking in Boyup Brook recently, the Minister for Regional Development and Member for Warren-Blackwood, Terry Redman, said the availability of services through CRCs had a significant impact for those in regional locations and the State Government’s continued investment would see the ongoing stability and security of these centres.
“CRCs have been operating since 1991, originally as Telecentres, and today act as shop fronts for many government services such as driver and licensing services for the Department of Transport, the Australian Taxation Office, Centrelink and Medicare,” Mr Redman said.
“I believe the model of these CRCs being not-for-profit organisations that are supported by Government, but independently operated by their local community, fosters a real sense of ownership which is reflected in the pride I see in the staff and volunteers involved in these centres.”
“Through the Royalties for Regions $56 million investment, operation and expansion of these community hubs will continue and contribute to further developing the social fabric and quality of life for people living in regional and remote communities,” Mr Redman said.