NGO plan closer to fruition after workshops
A plan to enhance the Pilbara’s non-government organisation sector is nearing completion, with a second round of consultation workshops wrapping up last week.
A partnership between Regional Development Australia Pilbara and the Pilbara Development Commission, the 10-year community plan for NGOs aims to establish a more co-ordinated approach to service delivery.
Opportunities for building a more sustainable NGO sector included collective impact, volunteer recruitment and retention, capacity building and the formulation of a regional NGO support structure.
PDC acting chief executive Terry Hill said the plan would provide a framework for supporting a sustainable and efficient NGO sector.
“We need to ensure that Pilbara communities are receiving the most appropriate services that meet their needs, whether it be in health, education, family support or community safety,” he said.
RDA Pilbara chief executive Diane Pentz said as the resources industry moved from construction to operational activities, it was imperative that NGOs were supported in service delivery.
The research uncovered more than 270 groups and clubs, more than 165 NGOs and 18 Aboriginal corporations collectively deliver more than 300 services to the community.