McGowan Government and community sector leaders working together

McGowan Government and community sector leaders working together

At the inaugural Supporting Communities Forum today, Premier Mark McGowan and Community Services Minister Simone McGurk will meet with the newly appointed members.

The forum brings together leaders of the community services sector and the State Government to provide advice on the implementation of the McGowan Government’s Supporting Communities election commitment.

Forum members will provide advice on:

  • breaking down barriers between government departments and community organisations;
  • improving the procurement process for community services;
  • working together to deliver measurable outcomes for the community, and
  • communicating this work to the broader public.

A list of the forum’s membership, which includes representatives from across Western Australia as well as prominent Aboriginal leaders, can be found here.

“The establishment of the forum reflects the Government’s commitment to the community services sector.¬† It also shows the importance of the sector as a significant contributor to economic growth, employment and community wellbeing, particularly for vulnerable Western Australians,” said¬†Premier Mark McGowan.

“I look forward to hearing what our leaders have to say about how we can work together to deal with our key priorities.”

Community Services Minister Simone McGurk said the forum’s work will not only provide advice on how to address key priorities such as improving the contracting process for community providers but also support the Machinery of Government reforms and recommendations emerging from the Service Priority Review.

“Because of the current financial climate, we need to be more innovative than ever to ensure the money being spent in community services is reaching the most vulnerable people in WA.”

Premier’s office – 6552 5000

Community Services Minister’s office – 6552 6600