Each CRC provides services and facilities that are unique and relevant to their community. Many CRCs are agents for services such as:
- Visitor centres
- Post Offices
- Vehicle and driver licensing.
In addition, some of the other valuable services provided by CRCs include:
Business support services
Various business services and facilities are available, including:
- meeting rooms
- printers (including digital photographic printers)
- facsimile and photocopying machines
- public computers with internet access
- meeting and conference rooms
- professional development courses.
Government information and service provision areas
All CRCs have a dedicated area within their Centre for Government information and services. CRCs provide brochures, fact sheets and booklets, and a computer with free internet access to government websites, online services and information.
Internet protocol (IP) video-conferencing equipment and access to two secure IP video-conferencing portals are available. The secure video-conferencing capabilities provide the capacity to:
- Deliver training courses and messages to a wide regional audience at multiple locations
- Conduct interviews and hold meetings with regional stakeholders
- Overcome issues relating to long travel times, timeliness and high costs.
The Westlink satellite network provides interactive video communication services to remote areas throughout Western Australia. Westlink broadcasts education and training programs, professional development courses, seminars and public information.
Government departments and the private sector are taking advantage of this powerful technology to communicate effectively with rural and remote communities, and to save on travel and accommodation costs.
Westlink offers access to:
- Over 180 Reception Centres across the State
- The cheapest rates for satellite delivery of programs within WA
- Viewer interaction with live broadcast presenters via 1800 toll-free number
- A studio of professional staff to manage the programs.