OF all the commitments he has made in the 17 years he has been in State Parliament, one of the most important to Mandurah MLA David Templeman was his election promise of $1 million over four years to Mandurah’s Allambee Counselling.
That promise became reality on Friday when representatives of a range of organisations packed out the meeting room of Lotteries House.
Mr Templeman said Allambee’s 26-year journey had often been a tortured one of begging and borrowing for the increased demands of domestic violence.
“So many women and children are affected by domestic violence every day and I am proud to deliver my election commitment for Allambee’s new Peel Family and Domestic Counselling Service,’’ he said.
“It is very important this service is now funded by the State Government.
“This funding has allowed the service to be delivered free to families and children in Mandurah and the Peel and has created a number of new counselling jobs in Mandurah.
“I am so proud of the journey of Allambee for the past 26 years and the continued expansion of services they provide to the Peel region.’’