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Wed 27 July, 2016

Town-based reserves across Western Australia are set to be transformed as part of the State Government’s regional services reform.

The Government plans to progressively improve the living conditions of almost 3,000 Aboriginal people living on town-based reserves near 20 regional towns across the State.

The work is beginning in the Pilbara, with $20 million allocated to consult with the 320 residents of eight town-based reserves about a better future for their communities.

Thu 14 July, 2016

The Regional Services Reform Unit has released a roadmap outlining major reforms to the delivery of housing, education, employment and human services for Aboriginal people in regional and remote Western Australia.

The ‘Resilient Families; Strong Communities’ roadmap sets out 10 priority actions the State Government will take within two years in partnership with Aboriginal people to strengthen families, improve living conditions, increase job prospects and accelerate student progress at school.

Fri 10 June, 2016

The Kimberley Strategic Regional Advisory Council met in Kununurra in June to discuss the progress of regional services reform and upcoming priorities.

The meeting was attended by Child Protection Minister Andrea Mitchell, who is one of the reform’s lead Ministers, and included a tour of Kununurra and Welcome to Country by Waringarri Aboriginal Arts.

Strategic Regional Advisory Councils in the Pilbara and Kimberley were established to advise the State Government on the direction for the reform.

Mon 6 June, 2016

The Regional Services Reform Unit visited Roebourne in June to inform and update local Aboriginal organisations about the State Government’s reform activities.

State reform leader Grahame Searle and the reform’s Pilbara Strategic Regional Advisory Council (SRAC) hosted a community forum on 1 June.

Strategic Regional Advisory Councils in the Pilbara and Kimberley were established to advise the Government on the direction for the reform.

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