Media Releases

2018

August

August 3

St John Ambulance in Albany has taken delivery of a bariatric ambulance that will serve the entire Great Southern, improving the handling of people with high body mass. READ MORE

July

July 17

Great Southern motocross riders can take their skills to a new level at the Sukey Hill motorcycle track near Cranbrook.

The Sukey Hill track is the home of the Cranbrook Districts Motorcycle Club (CDMC), which hosted a formal opening of a new scrutineering and first aid shelter at the site on Sunday 15 July at the Southwest Interclub Series.

June

June 22

Local enterprise on stage

A new stage in the assembly hall at Flinders Park Primary School is one of many State Government-funded projects under a scheme that emphasises local jobs and content.

May

May 25

Celebrating the human voice

Denmark’s Festival of Voice, now in its 15th year, has grown to become one of the highlights on the Great Southern events calendar.

May 24

Breath pleases critics

Printed and online reviews of Great Southern-located movie Breath are adding to critical praise for Simon Baker’s directorial debut.

May 23

Albany to explore trails future

Albany will investigate its potential as a ‘trail town’ at a free community workshop on Thursday 31 May.

Trail towns are population centres that are accredited destinations featuring high quality trails for outdoor experiences, supported by appropriate facilities, signage and services.

May 8

Bloom interest

A celebration of the Great Southern's magnificent flora is taking shape for the 2018 Bloom Festival program and the organisers are open to new ideas.

March

March 23

Biosphere status celebrated

Outstanding biodiversity in the south coast's Fitzgerald Biosphere has been reaffirmed by the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organisation Man and the Biosphere program.

March 19

Community enterprise opportunities

New opportunities to develop community enterprise activities have opened up following the launch of the Albany Community Enterprise Development Centre.

March 9

Festival focus on sustainability

A provocative look at food chain vulnerability is one of the highlights of the 2018 Great Southern Sustainable Living Festival program.

February

February 26

International perspective in speaker series

US Consul General in Western Australia Rachel Cooke will draw on decades of international experience as the first guest in the 2018 program of the Great Southern Speaker Series.

February 22

Flavoursome invitation

Great Southern food and beverage producers have put out the welcome mat for Perth people to visit the 2018 Taste Great Southern celebration of regional flavour.

February 16

Pub makes way for hub

Demolition of the former Nyabing Inn has made way for a start in March on the final stage of the Nyabing Community Hub project.

February 9

Food horizons expand

Great Southern producers recently explored innovative ways to grow the region's food economy at a design thinking workshop initiated by the Great Southern Development Commission.

February 8

Research reveals Chinese preferences

Opportunities and challenges lie ahead for Great Southern businesses aiming for a bigger share of the Chinese tourism market, according to a Curtin University researcher.

January

January 31

Mount Barker Campdraft Permanent Arena Fence

The annual Mount Barker Campdraft Competition was held on the Australia Day long weekend with competitors from around the state making use of the new permanent arena fence which was installed at the Frost Park Equestrian Centre late last year.

January 25

Plantagenet District Hall

A two-year project has transformed the Plantagenet District Hall into a state-of-the-art multi-purpose venue.

January 23

Hall upgrade for Kendenup

The refurbished Kendenup Agricultural Hall was officially opened by Regional Development Minister Alannah MacTiernan on Saturday 20 January.

January 16

Friends camp out to celebrate Twertup

The Twertup community has recently celebrated the completion of the Twertup Field Studies Centre after it was substantially damaged by a bushfire in 2008.