Child care services in the Wagin electorate will be bolstered by a $3 million investment into enhancing the sustainability and quality of child care services across regional Western Australia, thanks to Royalties for Regions.
Member for Wagin Terry Waldron MLA said last week’s announcement would fund the second stage of the Regional Community Child Care Development Fund, which aimed to improve the long-term viability and quality of services.
“Thanks to Royalties for Regions, Wagin electorate residents have access to quality child care services, giving regional families the same opportunities to thrive as in the metropolitan area,” Mr Waldron said.
“Often child care services in regional WA require extra support to improve their amenities and remain sustainable.
“This funding will help implement the Education and Care Services Plan for Regional Western Australia which will set out strategies to address the unique challenges, such as distance, faced by communities and service providers in the regions.”
A new model of governance and service delivery will also be established in the Wheatbelt/South West, reflecting the diversity and configuration of services.
Mr Waldron said further quality child care options in the regions enabled parents to participate in the workforce and would help make the Wagin electorate a more attractive place to live for young families.
“Royalties for Regions is helping to improve the quality of life for local residents through the provision of quality services.”
Find out more about Royalties for Regions at https://rfrmap.drd.wa.gov.au
For media enquiries contact Terry Waldron on 9881 1225 or email firstname.lastname@example.org