Review of the
Western Australian Community Resource Network
On 29 September 2012 the Minister for Regional Development and Lands
announced a review of the Western Australian Community Resource Network
(Network) to be undertaken by the Western Australia Regional Development Trust
The Trust conducted an independent, evidence based review of the Network in
relation to its current and potential contribution to regional service delivery
and regional development in Western Australia. The Trust also focused on the
future strategic direction of the Network, and its potential for an expanded
role. More information on the Review is available in the Terms of Reference
The Trust consulted with the relevant stakeholders, which included the
community resource centres, country local governments, relevant industry bodies
and government departments. The Trust undertook a number of regional visits as
part of the consultation process.
The review was conducted in the 2012-13 financial year and the final report
was presented to the Minister on 6 May 2013 for his consideration.
The government has now endorsed the public release of the final report
and its response
to the 10 recommendations
made by the Trust. The Department of Regional Development is lead agency in
implementing these recommendations.