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Village management order revoked
Village management order revoked

The State Government will revoke a management order for the Wongatha Wonganarra Village almost four years after the corporation responsible for its upkeep went bust.

An administrator was appointed to wind up the Wongatha Wonganarra Aboriginal Corporation, which was responsible for the management of the village, in March 2008.

Concerns over conditions at the village were raised by residents in a Kalgoorlie Miner report earlier this year.

Regional Development and Lands Minister Brendon Grylls, Mining and Pastoral MP Wendy Duncan and Goldfields-Esperance Development Commission chief executive Robert Hicks visited Laverton on Friday in response to the report.

The group toured the village and met with the newly-formed Parruma-Ngurra committee – a residents group looking to takeover management of the village.

Mr Grylls said management of the village would be undertaken by the Department of Regional Development and Lands until a long-term solution could be worked out.

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