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.
The Roebourne forum provided an opportunity for local community members to hear about reform work underway and coming up, and to discuss the priorities for local Aboriginal families.
Local elder Pansy Hicks welcomed the group to country. A number of issues were discussed at the forum, ranging from social needs to developing training programs and economic opportunities for local Aboriginal people.
The community forum was followed by a meeting of the reform’s Pilbara District Leadership Group which has been established to implement reform initiatives at a local level. Leadership group members and SRAC members came together to discuss local projects, including the Roebourne 6718 project.
Grahame Searle (centre) with Pilbara SRAC members (L-R) Jason Masters, Triscilla Holborow,
Kate George and Adrian Brahim.