Beagle Bay & Lombania among communities to get $52m boost

Written on the 23 December 2016

Ten Indigenous communities in Western Australia will be given a $52m upgrade as part of a plan to improve the quality of life for people living in remote communities.

But the Kimberley Land Council, which represents 221 of WA's 274 remote Indigenous communities, is concerned the targeted funding boost will mean some other communities that are still reliant on state government funding will miss out.

It comes two years after the WA premier, Colin Barnett, suggested up to 100 communities faced "closure" at the withdrawal of $90m in federal government funds.

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