Be pos­i­tive when deal­ing with Cab­i­net, says Dun­can

Kalgoorlie Miner - - REGIONAL CABINET - Jas­mine Bam­ford

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.

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