NGO plan closer to fruition af­ter work­shops

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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.

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