Lack of affordable childcare is an ongoing issue in the W.A. Goldfields region. Reliable childcare is an essential service to encourage families to live in the region. It is also important for attracting and retaining Mungari’s 94% local employees. The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry identified childcare shortages as a key driver of the current labour shortage. When the Goldfields Childcare Centre received notice to vacate their rented premises, Evolution and other funding partners stepped in to support the opening of a new centre to enable them to continue their after-school hours care program for 20 children (46 families) and expand their services by a further 20 places, enabling families on the waiting list to benefit.