Community organisations now have more long-term certainty with the transfer of land from the State Government.
Previously managed and maintained by the Department of Local Government and Communities (DLGC), Gowrie WA Kewdale and Padbury early education and care centres now have management and self-control of their own premises.
The transfer of property titles to each organisation gives them control of an asset, allowing security and flexibility into the future.
The conditions placed on the transfer of the properties means they will remain as not-for-profit community services offering child care to ensure that the management of community child care remains with the community.
DLGC is exploring similar opportunities with other early education and child care centres to enable the community sector to achieve independence moving forward.
The land transfer is part of a commitment from the 2016-17 State Budget to provide community sector organisations with more control of the properties they occupy.
In accordance with the National Quality Framework, the transfer ensures the State Government is not the regulator of premises that it owns or manages.