RDA Great Southern is updating its Strategic Plan

We would like you to send us your thoughts as below:

1. In your patch of Great Southern paradise what do you see as the greatest opportunity/ies?

2. What are the biggest challenges where you are (and/or for the Great Southern)?

3. If you could have, do, or achieve ‘anything‘ for your shire, community, or local economy, what would it be?...

4. What would you MOST want from the Australian Government to help your shire, community, or local economy be or do better? (your answer will help us formulate a requested pre-budget submission)

*Question 4… is so we can include a consulted response in our region’s priorities for the 2022/23 pre-budge invited submission, obviously this is time critical so please respond now to

We know it’s a busy time to hit you up but as you already know your patch, this should be quick and painless, and we thank you for helping us help our region.




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 ...


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.


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.