Be positive when dealing with Cabinet, says Duncan
The last time Kalgoorlie-Boulder was swarming with State Government ministers was back in 2012 when John Bowler was member for Kalgoorlie and Brendon Grylls was regional development minister.
A lot has changed since the last time a regional Cabinet descended upon the Goldfields, but some may benefit from a memory jog on the issues which were affecting the region almost three years ago to the day.
Firmly on the agenda was a short-stay facility in Laverton, with Aboriginal Affairs Minister Peter Collier denying claims the Aboriginal Affairs Co-ordinating Committee had ruled out establishment of a short-stay facility in Laverton.
“(The) AACC have said they will ascertain the success or otherwise
“I don’t think it would do us any good at all to talk about missing out or being neglected,” Ms Duncan said.
“The ministers are here and I have spoken to our community leaders about the fact that we need to show that sense of excitement and how much we love the Goldfields.”
Ms Duncan said the Cabinet meeting would be “business as usual”, but hoped the community would hear news on the sorely awaited announcement on Goldfields-Esperance Revitalisation Fund projects. “It’s really time that some of those projects get announced,” she said.
Also high on Ms Duncan’s agenda is a progress update on a stepup, step-down mental health facility in Kalgoorlie, a forum on the potential sale of the TAB, and potential closure of regional communities.