Media Releases



June 14: Medal honour for Katanning environment champion

Katanning environmental change agent Bev Lockley was honoured on Friday 11 June when she was named the fourteenth recipient of the prestigious GSDC Medal.


May 31: Medal grant supports trial of saltbush 'solar pumps'

Cranbrook farmer Ian Walsh is hoping to enhance his decades-long fight against salinity with the help of funding he received as part of the most recent award of the GSDC Medal.

May 12: Three nominations in GSDC Medal shortlist

A shortlist of three has been announced for the prestigious GSDC Medal, presented by the Great Southern Development Commission to honour best practice in the management of the region’s natural resources.



September 29: Lake's supporters celebrate

Katanning's Lake Ewlyamartup has a brighter future following major engineering works to manage its water quality.


June 8: Learn about Government tenders

Two free events are set to help business people in the Great Southern learn more about tendering for Government contracts.


May 12: RED grants opportunity for Great Southern firms

The Great Southern Development Commission has welcomed the State Government’s announcement of round three of the Regional Economic Development (RED) Grants Program and is encouraging local businesses to get involved and apply for grant funding.


April 17: Subcontractors in the loop

Great Southern businesses able to subcontract for roles in major works are being invited to be aware of upcoming projects, in an initiative by the State Government.



October 10: Shellfish forum report on-line

A report summarising June's WA Shellfish Aquaculture Industry Forum is now available.


July 22: Grant opportunity beckons

A new round of grant funding through the GSDC offers support for community-led projects that will create long-term economic growth and jobs in the region.


June 21: Shellfish on the menu

Scallops, oysters and opportunities were on the program when aquaculture industry representatives took a long look at developments in Western Australia’s shellfish aquaculture at a forum in Albany on Friday 21 June.

June 7: New appointees for GSDC Board

Albany Noongar elder Vernice Gillies and Australia Post's Annie Roberts have joined the GSDC Board as community representatives.


May 7: Four in the running for GSDC Medal

A diverse shortlist of four has been announced for the prestigious GSDC Medal, an award by the Great Southern Development Commission to honour exemplary contributions by people working the management of natural resources.


April 3: Flavour festival celebrates regional produce

Fabulous flavour from the Great Southern takes centre stage in April as Taste Great Southern rolls out its 2019 festival program.


January 4: Medal nomination deadline extended

Nominations for the prestigious GSDC Medal will be accepted until Wednesday 27 March, following an extension of the deadline.