Regional Development Australia Great Southern (RDA-GS) is pleased to confirm it has received Federal Government funding to establish an independent Regional University Centre (RUC) in Albany following the announcement on 1 June 2020 by Federal Minister for Education the Hon Dan Tehan on the successful applicants in the current round of the RUC’s regional education initiative. Read more ...


Governance Foundations for Not-for-Profit Directors Course

RDA Great Southern and the Australian Institute of Company Directors partnered to provide a Governance Foundations for Not-for-Profit Directors Course in Katanning on 25-26 February 2018. Read more ...


Survey of Food Production and Processing in the Great Southern Region of Western Australia

The Survey of Food Production and Processing in the Great Southern Region of Western Australia project was an initiative developed by the Department of Agriculture and Food Western Australia (DAFWA) and Regional Development Australia Great Southern WA Inc (RDA).


The main purpose of the project was to develop an understanding of the current and future capacity of the region's food production and processing capabilities. The information was gathered through a survey and interviews with farmers and food processors. You can find out more information and download the report Here.


Grass Fed Lamb Feasibility Study - China Survey


Recognising rising consumer interest in ethically-produced food, the Fitzgerald Biosphere Group has engaged the School of Business and Governance at Murdoch University to assess consumer preferences, possible markets, branding strategies and industry support for red meat products that have been raised naturally.


The project aims to quantitatively identify consumer attitudes and demand in WA and China and define a new brand to identify grass fed red meat, produced using best practise animal husbandry.


A detailed research report will be produced to specify market characteristics within the value chain, consumer decision making criteria, competition analysis and proposed strategies to enter and expand the Chinese market. A key feature of this project will be Chinese consumer surveys conducted in two major Chinese Cities. This work is partly sponsored by RDA Great Southern via our Agricultural subcommittee.


More information on this project can be found Here.


Nyabing Progress Association Inc. - Community Enterprise Film Feature - From Pub to Hub


The small regional town of Nyabing launched their story of the successful sharecropping and Community Hub project on 29 July 2016 through a community enterprise film. You can view the Community Enterprise Film Here


The revamped and upgraded Community Hub has become a vibrant centre of activity bringing the town’s residents together with renewed community spirit, energy and ideas to see the town succeed and prosper.


Regional Children’s Services Plan

The services of RDA Great Southern was contracted for provision of the Regional Children’s Services Plan in the Great Southern RDA area. Click Here to download the Great Southern Children's Services Plan and to read more information regarding the completed project.


There is a wide broad range of infrastructure and community project work happening throughout the Great Southern region. For an up to date list of funded projects either underway or due to commence in the near future please read further ...