Regional Development Australia - Wheatbelt
An Australian Government Initiative

Wheatbelt Secondary Freight Network wins Award

Update provided by Katrina Crute. - Last Friday night Garrick and I (along with Phillip & Tenille) represented Wheatbelt Secondary Freight at the WA Regional Achievement & Community Awards where WSF was one of three Finalists in the Dept Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries – Making A Difference Award.  We were invited onto the stage to accept a Finalist Certificate, then we were announced as the winner of the award, we were then presented with a trophy & a $2000 cheque.

“This award recognises and celebrates the importance of Local Government working for the benefit of our regional communities and the valuable contribution that Local Government makes every day”
 
The following is my 1-minute acceptance speech:
Firstly, thank you to the Department of Local Government, Sport & Cultural Industries for your sponsorship of this award. To the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development for making the awards possible and the commonwealth bank for the prizes, WSFN is extremely grateful.

This project doesn’t just magically happen, there are some key people that have been involved along the way and they need a huge thank you, so to Ricky Storer, Lyn Baker, Wayne Gibson, Garrick Yandle and Allister Butcher Thank you for all the volunteer hours you have put into this project.
 
To Regional Development Australia Wheatbelt, Wheatbelt Development Commission, WALGA and Main Roads WA Thank you for all you have done to help bring this project to fruition.

Finally, to the 42 Local Governments in the Wheatbelt thank you, thank you for participating in a project that will deliver real economic outcomes to the communities we live, work and play in.  At times it has felt like we have been herding cats, but your commitment to the project and the process has been nothing short of fantastic.  This award really does recognise that through regional collaboration we can deliver real outcomes.
 
The following is the link to the Facebook post. https://www.facebook.com/207324682637527/posts/2547709245265714?sfns=cl
To Sharyn Olsen at Brookton for submitting the application on behalf of the WSFN that ultimately got us into the final 3 THANK YOU.
THANK YOU to the 42 LG’s your commitment to the project can not be understated.
 
I look forward to working with you all over the coming years.