The City of Greater Geraldton recognises the need for crisis accommodation in Geraldton and calls on all government agencies to come together to address the growing requirements in the Mid West.
The call comes on the back of Bundiyarra stating that the future of the Boomerang Hostel, a 17 bed hostel on Gregory St, is uncertain.
Mayor Ian Carpenter said, “There is very high demand for crisis accommodation in Geraldton, especially for people travelling to Geraldton to access regional services, such as medical care.”
“We are concerned about the possible closure of Boomerang Hostel and call on the State to work with key stakeholders to get an outcome.
“We will work with all the agencies to assist and advocate where we can to make sure that crisis accommodation in Mid West is available.
A new hostel is listed as a flagship project in the MWDC's Midwest Investment Plan. The City calls on the State and other agencies to support the need for crisis accommodation by implementing their plan sooner rather than later.