Mundaring Shire is among six successful community service providers to be allocated new funding to provide parenting services across the State.
Shire President David Lavell said the new State Government agreement would provide guaranteed funding for 5.25 years and represented more than $2,394,000 for Children Services Midvale Hub.
He said for more than 30 years the Shire's Children's Services had been increasing community capacity by providing a range of family support, parenting programs and education opportunities.
"These services have been funded by a mix of fees and external funding from State and Federal sources and these sources are constantly changing and care competitively sought after by the community services sector," Cr Lavell said.
"Shire of Mundaring's Children's Services is considered a leader in the industry. In order to sustain the previously funded parenting programs, the Midvale Hub was invited by the Department of Local Government and Communities (DLGC) to apply for a new funding round for Parenting Services – Perth North East," he said
WA Community Services Minister Paul Miles MLA said the State Government was investing in these parenting services to ensure all parents in WA have access to the assistance when they need it most.
"Parenting isn't easy and the new services will enable parents to manage the challenges of parenting, build knowledge, skills and confidence to understand their children's development," he said.