State Commissioning Strategy discussion paper released for comment

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We are preparing Western Australia’s first State Commissioning Strategy for community services.
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The WA Government is committed to ensuring all Western Australians have the essential services they need to support living healthy and fulfilling lives. The State Commissioning Strategy (Strategy) provides an opportunity to improve the way community services are delivered in Western Australia

Developed in collaboration with the Departments of the Premier and Cabinet, Treasury, key community service State agencies and the community services sector, the Strategy will provide an opportunity for a long term, co-ordinated approach to the design and delivery of human services. The purpose of the Strategy is also aimed at improving the sustainability and quality of services. 

The Strategy will determine how community services will be commissioned over the next five years and into the future, aiming to better align the WA Government, service providers, peak bodies, and consumer advocates.

To help inform the Strategy, we are seeking your feedback on a discussion paper. The discussion paper seeks responses to a range of questions to capture the views of all key stakeholders including service users. It is likely the responses will help to inform the Strategy which aims to achieve a collaborative and cohesive approach to commissioning community services across WA.

The community are invited to submit comments on:

  • commissioning best practice community services
  • capability building
  • designing place-based services
  • sector engagement
  • ensuring services are contemporary and agile
  • commissioning implementation 
  • strengthening the involvement of Aboriginal people and Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations.

Join the discussion and have input into the Strategy. Comments will be open until 4:00pm Friday 3 September 2021.

Page reviewed 30 July 2021