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Western Australia Minister for Disability Services Simon O’Brien

Wheatbelt Residents Invited To Have Their Say On Respite Centre

Victor P Taffa

People with disability, their families and carers are being invited to have their say about a new respite centre to be located in the Wheatbelt Region.

The new centre is part of the State Government’s $12 Million Budget Commitment to build five new out-of-home respite centres across Metropolitan and Regional Western Australia.

Disability Services Minister Simon O’Brien said community forums would be held to explore respite needs, community capacity and local issues to help inform the development of the service.

“The Disability Services Commission is hosting consultation forums in Narrogin, Northam and Merredin.” Mr. O’Brien said.




“We are now seeking ideas from people with disability, their families and carers to ensure the service model reflects what the community wants and needs.”

The forums will be held at:

  • Narrogin

11 am-12.30 pm, Monday, August 16 St Matthews Church Hall, Corner of Park and Earl Streets, Narrogin.

  • Northam

11 am-12.30 pm, Monday, August 30 Bridgley Community Centre, 91 Wellington Street, Northam.

  • Merredin

9 am-10.30 am, Tuesday, August 31 Merredin Regional Community Leisure Centre, Bates Street, Merredin.


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