Roebourne-based Ngarluma Yindjibarndi Foundation has been selected to establish a new Community Resource Centre in the City of Karratha town, with the hopes the CRC will connect residents and businesses with essential services and support programs. The State Government said the not-for-profit — which has been operating in Roebourne for more than 20 years — taking on the CRC would broaden its services and help make the centre a vital hub for the town. The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development worked with the Pilbara Development Commission through an expression of interest process last year which culminated in the selection of the foundation. The Government said CRCs provide an easily accessible point for local people, businesses and visitors to access information and services, and that the McGowan Government supported more than 100 rural, remote and regional CRCs across WA. Regional Development Minister Alannah MacTiernan said the Government was committed to making communities in regional WA places that people want to live, work, and visit. “The appointment of Ngarluma Yindjibarndi Foundation Ltd to establish the new CRC is great news for the Roebourne community which will strongly benefit from having access to a wide range of services not previously available,” she said. The Government said the new Roebourne CRC would provide access to a range of services and information including education, employment, training and business support, as well as the opportunity to promote local events, community groups and tourism opportunities. Pilbara MLA Kevin Michel said he was looking forward to the Roebourne CRC providing a valuable community service similar to those in Marble Bar, Nullagine and Tom Price. “I congratulate the Ngarluma Yindjibarndi Foundation upon their appointment as a CRC to support the needs of local Roebourne residents,” he said.