Welcome to the Inland Great Southern Drought Resilience Plan (DRP). This plan is jointly funded through the Australian Government’s Future Drought Fund and the Western Australian Government through the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD). The Inland Great Southern DRP is a locally led project that champions drought resilience and preparedness for dry seasons in the region. It has been developed in collaboration with the Shires of Jerramungup, Kent, Gnowangerup, Katanning, Kojonup, Cranbrook, Woodanilling and Broomehill-Tambellup.
Welcome to the 2022-23 Great Southern Development Commission Annual Report.
The purpose of the annual report is to provide a comprehensive and transparent account of our activities over the 2022-23 financial year, for Parliament, our industry partners and stakeholders, and the Great Southern community we serve.
The Great Southern is one of nine regions in Western Australia, taking in several hundred kilometres of the State’s pristine southern coastline. Our region’s geography includes ancient mountain ranges, deep forests, productive farmland, and breathtaking coastal scenery.
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We focus on the Great Southern’s people, and its economy, culture and natural environment. We aim to create a stable and diverse economy, promote and support regional liveability, and strengthen our communities.
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One of our key roles is advocating for and supporting strategically important regional projects, including through funding programs. We administer various grant programs as determined by the State Government.
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