Western Australia childcare receives funding boost
When buying a house there are a number of important considerations that will weigh on the minds of prospective buyers.
From the quality and proximity of local amenities to the adequacy of public transport in an area, there is more to property investment than the dwelling itself.
Families in Western Australia’s rural property buying market may be interested in a new government scheme to boost childcare services in parts of the state.
Announcing the initiative yesterday (August 15), state community services minister Robyn McSweeney said the grants of up to $25,000 were available to boost childcare services in regional areas.
She commented: “Quality childcare is essential if families are to work, study and do all the other things that are part of family life.
“If we want to build strong vibrant communities in WA, then providing accessible and good quality childcare in our regional areas is essential.”
The scheme is part of the local government’s $9.3 million Regional Community Child Care Development Fund aimed at growing and developing key services in remote areas.
The grants are open to organisations for the purpose of training and professional development, as well as for helping with pilot programs, resources and business plans.