HOUSING — NEWMAN —
PILBARA DISTRICT LEADERSHIP GROUP
1016. Hon JACQUI BOYDELL to the minister representing the
Minister for Housing:
I refer to the establishment of the
Pilbara District Leadership Group through the Department of Communities.
(1) On what date was the group
(2) Can the minister list the group's
membership, their respective titles and their areas of jurisdiction?
(3) What are the terms of reference
for the group's operation?
(4) Can the
minister please detail the engagement the group has had specifically in
relation to Newman?
(5) What work has
the group done in response to housing damage and accommodation issues specific
STEPHEN DAWSON replied:
I thank the honourable member for
some notice of the question. The following information has been provided by the
Minister for Housing.
(1) The first meeting was held on 18
government members of the board include representatives from the Department of
Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries; the Department of Communities;
the Department of Justice; the Department of Education; the Department of
Transport; the WA Police Force; the WA Country Health Service; the Pilbara
Development Commission; and North Regional TAFE. Commonwealth government
members of the board include representatives from the Department of the Prime
Minister and Cabinet; the National Indigenous Affairs Agency; and the
Department of Human Services. Non-government representatives are from Pilbara
Aboriginal Voice; the Western Australian Council of Social Service; Pilbara for
Purpose; the Pilbara Aboriginal Health Planning Forum; and the WA Primary
Health Alliance. Two representatives are also nominated by the Chamber of
Minerals and Energy.
(3) The functions
of the district leadership group are to identify emerging problems and
opportunities for improved outcomes in the region and deliver effective
responses through coordinating the resources and capability of state and
commonwealth government agencies, local government, industry and community
organisations; improve and maintain alignment of local services across state
and commonwealth government agencies, local government, industry and community
organisations; explore avenues to deliver government-wide and sector-wide
reforms and priorities in a manner that will be suitable and effective in local
conditions; share information between state and commonwealth government
agencies, local government, industry and community organisations; and seek
opportunities to speak as one voice on issues of strategic importance in the
The DLG has adopted the following
principles: empower Aboriginal people and Pilbara communities; partner with
Aboriginal and community organisations in the design and delivery of services;
develop a shared understanding of priorities and problems across DLG members
through information-sharing, listening and pursuit of improved community
outcomes; work in a cooperative and constructive manner founded on mutual
respect, goodwill, trust and integrity; and member organisations be responsible
for sharing information, actions and decisions of the DLG within their own
organisations and governance structures.
was engagement with Kanyirninpa Jukurrpa, with an overview of a cost–benefit
analysis covering social, housing, health and other issues relating to communities
from Newman to the Western Desert. It has had engagement with BHP–Newman
Futures, including consultation with the Newman community.