It is that time of year again for WACOSS – we are consulting with community sector providers to continue building our understanding of the current key priorities and challenges for service funding, program design and policy in preparation for the 2018/19 Pre Budget Submission.
Because this Submission is outside of the usual budget cycle, with a later State budget, we want this PBS to be a wider scan of the community service sector.
We have begun place based face-to-face consultations in the east, north and south metro, as well as the Peel region, and which some of you will be attending. The aim will be to gather feedback that pertains to service areas as well as place.
WACOSS will also establish an online survey in July, and convene an open workshop in August for stakeholders who would prefer to contribute to the PBS in person. It is possible that WACOSS will co-host thematic consultations with some of the other peak bodies too.
We will give you more details about all of these opportunities to participate in the PBS consultation process as they are confirmed.