Bassendean MLA shocked: disability justice centre

BASSENDEAN MLA Dave Kelly is shocked the disability justice centre has only two residents and says it shows the demand for the centre is less than the State Government anticipated.

Mr Kelly said it appeared the whole concept might be wrong.

“Like most people, I am surprised that a centre that cost $8.47 million to build only has two residents,” he said.

“It says to me that the demand for the centre is much less than the government thought.

“This is a further indication of how badly planned this whole project has been.

“Having one centre for offenders from all over the state may not have been right after all.”

Mr Kelly said because the centre was so close to schools and homes, the community should know how many offenders were housed there and the offences for which they had been charged.