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Parliamentary Questions

Question Without Notice No. 582 asked in the Legislative Council on 31 August 2021 by Hon Peter Collier

Parliament: 41 Session: 1


582. Hon PETER COLLIER to the minister representing the Minister for Police:

I refer to the partnership between the Western Australia Police Force and WA Police and Community Youth Centres.

(1) How much funding was allocated to PCYC operations in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021?

(2) How many uniformed police officers were allocated to PCYC operations in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021?


I thank the honourable member for some notice of the question. The following answer is provided on behalf of the Minister for Police.

(1)–(2) Western Australian police and community youth centres, or PCYCs, do outstanding work providing young people with activities in which they can be challenged, educated and engaged. Regrettably, the former Liberal–National government cut funding to WA PCYC and oversaw the withdrawal and disengagement of police officers from centres across the state. At the recent opening of the $l.3 million refurbishment of the Broome PCYC, the president of PCYC thanked the McGowan government for its multimillion-dollar investment in PCYC, which prevented the organisation from becoming insolvent. As part of the 2021 election campaign, the McGowan government committed to invest a further $18 million in WA PCYC. Given the scope of information requested, the honourable member may wish to place the question on notice.