Mirrabooka: Departments of Communities and Justice relocate to joint complex

Housing Minister Peter Tinley, Aboriginal Elder Reverend Sealin Garlett, Community Services Minister Simone McGurk and Mirrabooka MLA Janine Freeman with staff at the opening.
Housing Minister Peter Tinley, Aboriginal Elder Reverend Sealin Garlett, Community Services Minister Simone McGurk and Mirrabooka MLA Janine Freeman with staff at the opening.

THE Departments of Communities and Justice have moved into a Mirrabooka complex, in a bid to deliver more efficient human services.

Housing Minister Peter Tinley, Community Services Minister Simone McGurk and Mirrabooka MLA Janine Freeman opened the offices today.

The building, located in Milldale Way, is home to Housing, Child Protection and Family Support and Justice staff who work with clients in the juvenile and adult corrective services system.

Mr Tinley said the office integrated services to achieve better outcomes.

“The office is a new concept for service delivery in WA, a single point of contact with shared concierge and reception services where work facilities and staff amenities are accessible for all staff across the whole building,” he said.

Ms McGurk said the co-location was innovative as it wrapped services around the individual rather than the individual trying to navigate the system.

“This is about listening to what people want and need by putting them and their families at the centre of our work,” she said.

“This is about collaboration and having a strong outcome focus.”