The McGowan government is set to hold its inaugural Community Cabinet event at Canning Vale College on August 21.
Local residents will have the opportunity to participate in a Town Hall meeting to discuss important local issues with Premier Mark McGowan and Cabinet ministers, in a bid to encourage greater community engagement.
Mr McGowan said the Labor Party wants to give people the opportunity to have a direct say on the issues that matter to their community.
“Our Community Cabinets are deliberately open, encouraging greater community engagement,” he said.
“The modern and community-focused format is designed to bring the Government closer to local residents more than ever before.”
He said a series of Community Cabinet meetings will be held throughout the year, comprising of a formal Cabinet meeting and possibly including formal and informal community consultations affecting the area or the wider State.
“Unlike previous governments’ Community Cabinets, our program spans several weeks, culminating in a Town Hall-style meeting where we will be speaking directly with hundreds of members of the public.”
Earlier this month, a METRONET community forum was held at Harrisdale Pavilion as part of the Community Cabinet program and it was attended by 150 people who came to listen to Transport Minister Rita Saffioti’s presentation on the Thornlie to Cockburn rail project.
Mr McGowan said this meeting is set to focus on the Labor Government’s plan for jobs.
Local residents who are interested in attending are encouraged to register their interest and questions ahead of time by contacting Jandakot MLA Yaz Mubarakai on 9310 8777 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Southern River MLA Terry Healy on 9256 4900 or email@example.com.
Registrations open at 6pm and the meeting will run from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.