Western Grower Networks

The Western Region Grower Networks is represented by members across five port zones; Albany, Esperance, Geraldton, Kwinana East and Kwinana West. The network in each zone is comprised of 12 members (growers, advisers and industry representatives) who provide both geographical and skills-based representation.

In addition to member input the Western Grower Network initiative involves 13 GRDC local forums across the Western Region per annum, conducted at different locations each year to provide an opportunity for growers and other stakeholders to engage with the GRDC and identify RD&E opportunities at a local level.

Map of Western Region Grower Network zones and locations of network members

western map


Albany port zone members

Esperance port zone members

Geraldton port zone members

Kwinana East port zone members

Kwinana West port zone members

Key contacts

Julianne Hill, Grower Network Coordinator & Lead Facilitator – Western Region

0447 261 607, grdcgrowernetwork@gmail.com

Lizzie von Perger, GRDC Representative – Albany, Esperance and Kwinana West, Grower Relations Manager – West

0436 665 362, elizabeth.vonperger@grdc.com.au

Jo Wheeler, GRDC Geraldton and Kwinana East Representative, Grower Relations Manager – West

0438 292 167, jo.wheeler@grdc.com.au

Issues raised

Below is a list of opportunities and constraints for each zone.

Albany port zone issues

Esperance port zone issues

Geraldton port zone issues

Kwinana East port zone issues

Kwinana West port zone issues