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Community Services in Regional WA

Regional WA covers more than 2.5 million square kilometres and is home to over 600,000 people. The vast distances and low population density provides significant difficulties for regional community service providers.

The growing capacity constraints facing regional community services are the most profound. WACOSS is working to assist regional service providers to build capacity through enhanced collaboration and coordination between organisations.

Regional Programs

Currently, we are working in Partnership with the Peel Community Development Group on a capacity building project, Building Resilience in Community Services (BRICS). Expanding this project to the nine regions across the state would greatly improve the capacity of regional community service networks, and better inform the policy development and planning of peak organisations and governments. 

Regional Community Services Publications

  1. Accessibility and sustainability of community services in regional WA – WACOSS 2011-12 Issues Paper, Nov 2010
    file (462.20 KB)
  2. State Budget 2005/06 Information Sheet – Disadvantaged Groups in Regional WA, May 2005
    file (30.98 KB)
  3. Beyond the Bush: WACOSS Regional Development / Regional Policy Discussion Paper, April 2005
    file (181.78 KB)


Mid West Community Services Network

Peel Community Development Group

Pilbara Association of Non-Government Organisations (PANGO)