POLICE AND COMMUNITY YOUTH CENTRES
582. Hon PETER COLLIER to
the minister representing the Minister for Police:
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?
Hon STEPHEN DAWSON
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.