At a glance: WA public sector changes

Geraldton Guardian
Premier Mark McGowan.
Camera IconPremier Mark McGowan. Credit: The West Australian

Changes to the WA public service, announced today by Premier Mark McGowan. Number of State departments to be reduced from 41 to 25 by middle of 2017 through amalgamations as follows:

AMALGAMATED DEPARTMENTS (NEW: OLD)

Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation: Department of State Development, Department of Commerce, Western Australian Tourism Commission.

Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety: Department of Mines and Petroleum, Department of Commerce.

Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development: Department of Agriculture and Food, Department of Regional Development, Department of Fisheries, Regional Development Commissions.

Department of Community Services: Department of Child Protection and Family Support, Department of Housing, Disability Services Commission, Department of Local Government and Communities.

Department of Justice: Department of the Attorney General, Department of Corrective Services.

Department of Education: Department of Education, Department of Education Services, School Curriculum and Standards Authority.

Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage: Department of Planning, Department of Lands, State Heritage Office.

Department of Biodiversity Conservation and Attractions: Department of Parks and Wildlife, Botanical Gardens and Parks Authority, Zoological Parks Authority, Rottnest Island Authority.

Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries: Department of Local Government and Communities, Department of Culture and the Arts, Department of Racing, Gaming and Liquor, Department of Sport and Recreation.

Department of Water and Environmental Regulation: Department of Water, Department of Environment Regulation, Office of the Environmental Protection Agency.

Western Australia Police: Western Australia Police, Road Safety Commission.

CHANGE OF DUTIES

Department of Finance.

Department of the Premier and Cabinet.

Department of Treasury.

Department of Training and Workforce Development.

Department of Transport.

UNCHANGED

Department of Fire and Emergency Services.

Department of Health.

Mental Health Commission.

Office of the Auditor General.

Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Office of the Inspector of Custodial Services.

Public Sector Commission.

Western Australian Electoral Commission.

Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission.

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