A proposed funding cut of $5 million was to take place in July 2019 with CRC’s to receive reduced funding from $100,000 to $70,000 or $50,000 annually, via tiered funding model.
Minister for Regional Development, Ms McTiernan, said “After a review of the CRC program and listening to regional communities concerns about the future of CRCs, it’s clear CRC funding should continue”.
The State Government said after completing an extensive review and consultation with the network, they have decided to continue to fund the program to the full amount.
The reversal of proposed funding cuts has come after continued pressure from community groups like the Country Women’s Association and regional communities across the state who have backed their centres and been vocal in sharing what their CRC means to them via letters, social media and discussions with ministers etc.
With all of this in mind, the Dumbleyung CRC would like to say THANK YOU! Thank you for supporting the CRC by attending workshops and events, signing a petition, completing a ‘save our CRC’ postcard, and sharing your passion for our community hub with ministers whether in writing or in person. People power is amazing and the voice of regional WA has been heard on this particular issue – for this we are very thankful!
The Dumbleyung CRC is your community hub and we look forward to being here into the future, hosting workshops, creating community initiatives and building community capacity and spirit!
Moving forward, it’s business as usual with a bright future ahead so if you have a great idea or would like to see something happen on your back doorstep please contact the CRC on 9863 4829 or email email@example.com.
Pictured above (L-R): Hon. Terry Redman MLA, Hon.Mia Davies MLA and Peter Rundle MLA with over 5300 signatures in support of the CRC network, tabled in State Parliament earlier this year.