Investment and trade commissioners get a taste of Great Southern during WA regional roadshow

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WA investment and trade commissioners with Albany MLA Rebecca Stephens, Great Southern Development Commission chief executive Natasha Monks, and GSDC chair Bruce Manning.
Camera IconWA investment and trade commissioners with Albany MLA Rebecca Stephens, Great Southern Development Commission chief executive Natasha Monks, and GSDC chair Bruce Manning. Credit: Steve Pontin

WA’s investment and trade commissioners got a taste of the diverse products of the Great Southern during a visit to Albany and Katanning last week.

The high-flying 11-person delegation has been touring the South West and Great Southern this month to learn from businesses, industry leaders and local governments about how they can best represent their region while driving international exports and investment.

The newly appointed commissioners, based in Perth, represent regions across the world and lead WA’s efforts to engage with international markets.

After presentations hosted by the Great Southern Development Commission, the delegation took to the waters off Emu Point on Friday afternoon at Leeuwin Coast’s shellfish operations and the Albany Shellfish Hatchery to get a taste of Albany’s booming aquaculture industry.

GSDC chief executive Natasha Monks said the delegation met with a range of regional stakeholders, including winemakers and local producers.

“The focus of the visit to the Great Southern was for the trade commissioners to meet with local businesses and government and hear their views relating to trade and investment challenges and opportunities, and to better understand how the WA Government can authentically represent the region’s unique business proposition in overseas markets,” she said.

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