Board Membership – Call for nominations

The GSDC is seeking nominations to fill two Community representative positions on the GSDC Board.

The GSDC is a Statutory Authority established under the Regional Development Commissions Act 1993. Its purpose is to promote economic and social development in the Great Southern region.

Its objectives include maximising job creation, broadening local economies, identifying the need for infrastructure and services, providing information and advice to business and ensuring equitable access to government services. The GSDC also promotes and facilitates effective project development partnerships between government and regional communities.

The Commission is seeking nominations from highly motivated and enthusiastic people, who can help drive economic opportunities in the region and demonstrate the following:

  • Experience of decision making and planning at business and/or community level;
  • Active involvement in, and awareness of economic and/or social development issues at a community level;
  • Experience and/or knowledge of public sector governance, finances and risk management;
  • Willingness and capacity to devote time and energy to the role.

People may nominate themselves or others and organisations may also nominate individuals. Terms of appointment will be for up to three years. To be eligible for the community positions, nominees must live in the Great Southern.

The Minister for Regional Development, Hon. Alannah MacTiernan MLC, will make the appointment to the Board after consultation with Cabinet.


All applications must be marked for the attention of Hon. Alannah MacTiernan MLC, C/- Great Southern Development Commission, PO Box 280, Albany WA 6331 or emailed to

All enquiries must be made to the GSDC office on: (08) 9842 4888 or by email to
Closing date: 5pm on 7 December 2018. Nominations received after this date will not be accepted.

The Government of Western Australia is committed to observing principles of equity and diversity and encourages applications from women, persons from culturally diverse backgrounds, Indigenous Australians, persons with disability and youth.