Our Management Committee
Background to the Pemberton Community Resource Centre (“CRC”)
The CRC is a not for profit, community managed organisation servicing the regional community of Pemberton and the surrounding area. The CRC is part of a network of nearly 100 Community Resource Centres located in small rural communities in WA.
Established in 1995, the CRC was the thirteenth Telecentre to be opened in Western Australia. The CRC is situated on Pemberton’s main street in the centre of the township sharing Pemberton’s historic former School building with the Pemberton Visitors Centre.
The CRC has been in operation for 20 years and during this time has built on its services and programmes to meet the needs of the Pemberton Community. Strong partnerships have been established with the Shire of Manjimup, Pemberton Visitor Centre, Chamber of Commerce, local arts groups, local schools, businesses and other community groups.
“A sustainable and resilient community.”
‘To support and build the capacity and potential of the Pemberton community by:
1. Providing access to information, education, employment, training and business enterprise options.
2. Connecting people so that they can share information and skills in a central location that benefits all.’
Background to the WA Community Resource Network
The WA Community Resource Network (“WACRN”) builds on one of Western Australia’s longest running and most successful regional community service programmes, the Telecentre programme.
The Pemberton CRC is part of a network of nearly 100 CRCs across WA. These CRCs work in partnership with their communities to provide access and services according to local need. CRCs are friendly, locally owned and operated centres that provide regional communities and their visitors with local access to technology, information and services. The vision for the network is to help communities pursue the futures they choose and to act as a catalyst for resilience, change and strong partnerships.
Relationship to State Government
The CRC is accountable to the Department of Regional Development (DRD) for part of its funding. The CRC network resides within the Division for the Community Resource Centre Network.
Royalties for Regions Scheme
The State Government has allocated $40 million over four years to the Royalties for Regions Scheme. The CRC Network has been provided with increased operational funding to assist the State Government achieve some of the objectives specified in the Royalties for Regions Scheme.
Albert (Jim) Craigie
Staff positions and working days