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South-West WA Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hub

Established in 2021, the South-West WA Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hub (SW WA Hub) is one of eight Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hubs nationwide that form part of the extensive initiatives delivered via the federal Future Drought Fund aiming to help Australian farms and communities prepare for the impacts of drought.

As a major GGA-led project, the SW WA Hub leverages the power of the GGA network ‘hub and spoke’ model to enhance drought resilient practices and accelerate innovation and adoption from ‘the ground up’.

Grower groups are among the hub’s more than 50 Consortium Partners, which represent all sectors of the WA agricultural supply chain and are providing cash and in-kind co-contributions to bring the project to life.

For full details about how the SW WA Hub project is steered, has identified local priorities, and the latest opportunities available visit the Hub project page.

Hub Geographical Area

The geographical area of the SW WA Hub extends far beyond what many Western Australians know as our South West region. Within this national project, the Hubs are organised into regional areas that broadly reflect the key agricultural and climatic zones across the country. The SW WA hub is essentially everything south of the Pilbara, and includes what those in the agricultural industry know as the entire southern agricultural growing region of WA.

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Regional Node Lead Contacts

The South-West WA Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hub has appointed Regional Node Leads, which will provide guidance on priority issues impacting the drought and climate resilience of farming systems, their industries and communities. Through nominated managers, the Regional Node Leads will help link the Hub to end users by gathering and sharing knowledge, coordinating local activities and support Hub activities. Node Lead positions are aligned with Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development office locations.

MerredinMerredin and Districts Farm Improvement Group (MADFIG) Michelle (Meg) Gethin droughthub@madfig.com.au
0428 128 153
EsperanceSouth East Premium Wheat Growers AssociationMichelle Handleyeo@sepwa.org.au
0447 908 311
WickepinFacey GroupKaitlyn Andersoninnovation@faceygroup.org.au
0409 868 514
AlbanyStirlings to Coast FarmersKathi McDonaldkathi.mcdonald@scfarmers.org.au
0408 418 531
ManjimupSouthern Forests Food CouncilLaura Bolithomarketing@southernforestsfood.com
0419 971 080 or 08 9772 4180
BunburySouth West NRMPeter Cliftonpclifton@southwestnrm.org.au
0409 680 900
GeraldtonNorthern Agricultural Catchments CouncilKane Watsonkane.watson@nacc.com.au
0437 928 136
CarnarvonRangelands NRM Co-ordinating GroupSarah Jefferysarahj@rangelandswa.com.au
0427 626 222

Hub Operations Team

Contact us at swwadroughthub@gga.org.au


Posted on

30 Jun 2024