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Great Southern woman announced as finalist for the 2023 WA Rural Women’s Award

Daniel RooneyAlbany Advertiser
Kate Mitchell of Narrikup.
Camera IconKate Mitchell of Narrikup. Credit: DPIRD

Kate Mitchell of Narrikup has has been announced as one of three finalists selected by the WA Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) for the 2023 AgriFutures WA Rural Women’s Award on Tuesday.

Michelle Moriarty of Eaton and Joy Sherlock of Dongara have also been selected as award contenders, recognising the merit of projects they have undertaken in their rural communities and the effort each has invested.

Ms Mitchell aims to create first-aid programs and resources that are relevant to rural life, which teach and instil confidence in young people when learning and administering first aid.

She also seeks to establish a rural paediatric health hub through which families can access support and information.

“This prestigious award celebrates the outstanding contribution and commitment these women have to their respective fields across rural and regional WA,” DPIRD director-general Heather Brayford said.

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The successful WA finalist will receive $15,000 to aid in the realisation of their project, along with access to opportunities for professional development.

The WA winner will be announced at an awards ceremony to be held on March 16 before competing for the national award.

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