Belmont elders air concerns at Aboriginal Reference Committee meeting


Belmont MLA Cassie Rowe with the City of Belmont Aboriginal Reference Committee.
Belmont MLA Cassie Rowe with the City of Belmont Aboriginal Reference Committee.

BELMONT’S Aboriginal Elders and community leaders recently met local MLA Cassie Rowe to share views and strategies about what is needed in the area.

Ms Rowe attended the City of Belmont’s Aboriginal Reference Committee (ARC) |Elders and community meeting at the Civic Centre.

“The City’s ARC provides a platform for our community to speak directly to politicians and share issues of concern, listen to feedback and hear about current and |future government policies and plans,” Mayor Phil Marks said.

Issues discussed at the meeting included the need for improved drug rehabilitation support, youth education and access to employment opportunities.

“The City is committed to working in partnership with State and Federal governments to further strengthen respectful relationships to achieve meaningful outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities within Belmont,” Mr Marks said.

In addition to a diverse group of local community members and Noongar members, the full ARC includes representatives from the |Department of Housing, WA Police, Jacaranda Community Centre and more.

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