MEMBER for Myall Lakes Stephen Bromhead this week met with Annabelle Daniel, CEO of Women's Community Shelters (WCS) to discuss the assistance her organisation could provide for the establishment and running of a women's shelter in Foster/Tuncurry.
Mr Bromhead said that WCS was an organisation is supported by a range of charitable foundations and trusts and its role was to provide direct relief to women suffering homelessness in community shelters and low cost accommodation.
"I was very pleased to spend time with Annabelle Daniel to learn more about her organisation and how they assist communities in need of women's shelters, such as in Forster/Tuncurry," Mr Bromhead said.
"Annabelle and I discussed the needs in the Great Lakes and the shortages in the existing system.
Mr Bromhead said his entire working life as a nurse, police officer, solicitor and now as an MP had been spent looking after people in need, most importantly women and children in domestic violence situations.
"I am facilitating a meeting of stakeholders with an interest in establishing a Great Lakes shelter and I am currently in the process of inviting them to come together to ensure we have a common view of what is required and how we go about it.
"Following on from my meeting with Annabelle Daniel and the minister last week, I am very hopeful that a women's shelter in Forster/Tuncurry can be established as soon as possible."