Nin­tirri Cen­tre re­news child­care sup­port

Pilbara News - - News - Ali­cia Per­era

Tom Price com­mu­nity fa­cil­ity, the Nin­tirri Cen­tre, and Rio Tinto have signed a new three-year part­ner­ship to con­tinue de­liv­er­ing child­care, early-years learn­ing and other com­mu­nity ser­vice pro­grams to in­land Pil­bara res­i­dents.

The part­ner­ship agree­ment, signed late last month, re­news a former con­tract be­tween Nin­tirri Cen­tre and Rio for com­mu­nity ser­vice de­liv­ery which was signed in 2013.

It will pro­vide Rio sup­port for the cen­tre’s Lit­tle Geckos ear­lyyears pro­gram and in-kind use of fa­cil­i­ties for ser­vices in­clud­ing the com­mu­nity re­source cen­tre, fam­ily vi­o­lence ser­vice, com­mu­nity health and well­be­ing and the Kar­i­jini Ex­pe­ri­ence.

Nin­tirri chief ex­ec­u­tive James Jarvis said the part­ner­ship was key to pro­vid­ing Tom Price res­i­dents had ac­cess to a range of im­por­tant com­mu­nity ser­vices in their own town.

“Our long-term sup­port from Rio Tinto has en­sured that the peo­ple of Tom Price have ac­cess to im­por­tant and af­ford­able child­care ser­vices,” he said.

“This is very im­por­tant in the Pil­bara where peo­ple of­ten don’t have ac­cess to an ex­tended fam­ily net­work.”

The part­ner­ship has a fo­cus on child care and part of its re­newal will in­clude Nin­tirri es­tab­lish­ing a new va­ca­tion care pro­gram by the mid­dle of this year.

Rio Tinto Tom Price and Maran­doo op­er­a­tions gen­eral man­ager Greg Ba­con said the min­ing op­er­a­tions were proud to sup­port the cen­tre in de­liv­er­ing the im­por­tant com­mu­nity pro­gram.

“Our part­ner­ship with Nin­tirri pri­mar­ily sup­ports the de­liv­ery of child­care ser­vices in Tom Price and is an es­sen­tial fac­tor in at­tract­ing peo­ple to live and work in the re­gion,” he said.

“We would like to ac­knowl­edge the great ser­vice Nin­tirri pro­vides and look for­ward to how they con­tinue to de­velop sus­tain­able and much needed pro­grams for work­ing fam­i­lies.”

Nin­tirri and Rio have worked to­gether to de­liver lo­cal com­mu­nity ser­vices since 1983.

Pic­ture: Rio Tinto

Nin­tirri Cen­tre chief ex­ec­u­tive James Jarvis and Rio Tinto Tom Price and Maran­doo op­er­a­tions gen­eral man­ager Greg Ba­con at the cen­tre af­ter sign­ing an­other child­care part­ner­ship agree­ment.

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