Future of the Great Southern

Future of the Great Southern

Feb 16
Join CEDA in the historic town of Albany as Minister for Regional Development, Hon. Terry Redman MLA and other renowned regional development advocates explore the challenges and opportunities facing the Great Southern region, and how the industries and communities in this region can be strengthened.


Hon. Terry Redman MLA, WA Minister for Regional Development; Lands;, Minister Assisting for State Development; Leader of the Nationals WA
Peter Rundle, Chairman, Great Southern Development Commission
Rebecca Eggleston, General Manager, FORM
Stuart Nahajski, General Manager Regional, LandCorp

Event overview

Boasting picturesque scenery and some of Australia’s leading wineries, the Great Southern has become one of Western Australia’s premier tourist destinations. The region is home to a diverse agricultural industry including sandalwood production, sustainable tree farming, broadacre crops, fisheries, aquaculture, livestock and free-range meat production.

However, like many regions, the Great Southern faces challenges in growing and diversifying the local economy, ensuring essential infrastructure, improving innovation and productivity, and expanding its vibrant communities. What can be done to address and overcome these hurdles to ensure a sustainable, prosperous long-term future for the region?

Session themes and speakers

Meet the speakers

Hon. Terry Redman MLA
WA Minister for Regional Development; Lands;, Minister Assisting for State Development; Leader of the Nationals WA

Peter Rundle
Chairman, Great Southern Development Commission

Rebecca Eggleston
General Manager, FORM

Stuart Nahajski
General Manager Regional, LandCorp

Patrick Walker
Executive General Manager for Advocacy and Member Benefits, Royal Automobile Club of Western Australia

Paul Hamersley
General Manager Commercial, Brookfield Rail

Steve Lewis
General Manager, Business Development, ATCO Gas Australia

Sean McGoldrick
Executive Manager, Asset Management, Western Power

Derryn Belford
Executive Director, Destination Development, Tourism Western Australia

Professor Peter Cook
Adjunct Professor, Centre of Excellence in Natural Resource Management, The University of Western Australia; Board Member, Global Aquaculture Stewardship Council

Graham Laitt
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Milne Agrigroup

Anthony Wilkes
Managing Director, Ferngrove Wines

Deidre Willmott
Chief Executive Officer, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Western Australia

Frank Wilson
Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, TFS Sandalwood

Senator the Hon. Linda Reynolds
Senator for Western Australia, Co Chair, Parliamentary Alliance of Research and Innovation

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