Momentum is continuing to gather since the project to form a peak body for the primary producers of the Gascoyne region began in August 2017.
Primary producers from the seafood, horticulture and pastoral industries have been reaching out to express interest in a peak body which will represent their best interests by leveraging the incredible diversity of businesses in the Gascoyne region.
The Leadership Task Force with the support of the project managers have been working to form the new peak body as soon as practical while being mindful it needs to be sustainable for the long term.
The views of primary producer businesses have helped to shape the Task Force’s work so that the new peak body is designed as an inclusive and truly representative body for primary industry businesses.
The peak body is being structured to allow seafood, horticulture and pastoral industries to tackle issues that affect them together AND as individual sectors. The needs of each sector will then have the full weight and support of a united Gascoyne primary producers group.
The peak body is proposed to be lean and agile, with a flexible structure that allows for practical and sustainable long-term funding and will value and empower each individual member.
The Task Force is now re-connecting with primary producer sectors and sharing information about the project. An information brief has been developed and can be found here. As well as sharing the information brief with your networks the Task Force is encouraging Gascoyne primary producers to reach out with questions and any opportunities you know of for the Task Force to speak to interested audiences.
As the project moves forward the Task Force will continue to communicate their progress and seek feedback from stakeholders.