The Treasurer, Dr Mike Nahan, announced the 2016-17 State Government in Parliament on 12 May.
One of the decisions was that the Department of Local Government and Communities' focus in the parenting sector would change from direct service delivery to a strategic coordination and facilitation role.
The department will establish a Centre for Parenting Excellence in Perth, which will support the parenting sector in line with community needs.
In addition, extra funding totalling $3.5 million over the next four years will also be provided for the community sector to deliver parenting services, bringing the total funding to about $6 million a year.
The decision means the department will no longer offer its Parenting WA and Best Start programs from 31 December 2016.
Read the State Government's media statements on the 2016-17 Budget
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