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GSCORE welcomes Leon Delpech to the Board

May 17, 2019 | Category =

GSCORE Board Chairperson, Greg Mair, is pleased to announce the appointment of Leon Delpech to the Board of Directors. Leon is currently the regional innovation facilitator at Creative Albany, a non-executive director of the Albany Community Bendigo Bank and the Treasurer for Wilson Inlet Catchment Committee. He worked as a part of team to build Useful Inc, a humble social enterprise with the mission to make doing good as mainstream as cheeseburgers and breathing. After the defunding of Useful Inc in 2015, Leon moved to the the Great Southern in 2016 to set up and operate a vineyard. After completely falling in love with the region he now calls Albany home.

“I spent a lot of time camping, hiking and climbing in the Great Southern before moving here permanently because the region has a powerful spirit, culture and beauty. It’s wonderful to be able to support the community’s connection to this land through outdoor recreation,” he said.

We are recruiting: Training Coordinator

May 13, 2019 | Category =

An exciting opportunity exists for an experienced Training Coordinator to join our team for a fixed-term contract to assist in developing and delivering training programs that will enhance skills, talent and entrepreneurship capability among tourism businesses in the Lower Great Southern region.

Our goal is to encourage and support tourism start-ups and mature businesses to create new and compelling visitor experiences that lift visitation and brand visibility and thereby support and amplify the region’s destination marketing efforts.

Skills & Experience
• Five years’ or equivalent experience as a trainer or instructor, preferably in a tourism, business or community development context
• Experience in designing and delivering training programs and courses.
• Strong presentation and facilitation skills.
• Excellent interpersonal skills with a strong customer focus and the ability to negotiate win-win outcomes.
• Good written and verbal communication skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office.
• Ability to think creatively and strategically to maximise the delivery of the project.
• Ability to organise and prioritise a varied workload, and work under pressure and to tight deadlines.
• Post-secondary qualification in training and/or experience working in a relevant field is desirable.

Duties & Responsibilities
• Identify the training and development needs of the tourism sector through appraisal and consultation with stakeholders.
• Design and develop the training resources and materials – this would include training notes and presentations, training materials and methodologies, e-learning materials, etc.
• Deliver training and/or identify suitable trainers and speakers for training events.
• Market and promote the training program.
• Conduct evaluation after training events and use the results of the evaluation to introduce continuous improvement to training programs.

Terms
• Start ASAP
• 0.6FTE (3 days per week), 10-month fixed-term contract
• Salary $70,000 per annum FTE, pro-rata (plus 9.5% superannuation)
• Australian citizens or permanent residents only

How to Apply
Please review the Job Description. For Enquiries please contact Dr Lenore Lyons on 08 9892 0113.

Closing date: 31 May 2019. Your application should include a 2-page cover letter which addresses the Selection Criteria; and an up-to-date resume of now more than five pages which clearly details your skills and experience as relevant to this role.

GSCORE welcomes Ricky Burges PSM to the Board

May 8, 2019 | Category =

GSCORE is pleased to welcome Ms Ricky Burges PSM to our Board of Directors. Prior to joining Albany Youth Support Association as the Chief Executive Officer in April 2019, Ricky was the CEO of the Western Australian Local Government Association (WALGA). Her previous roles have included Director General of the Department for Culture & the Arts, Chief Executive Officer of Perth Zoo and the Director of Human Resources at the WA Tourism Commission. Ricky is a past President of the Australian Institute of Management and the Board of the Art Gallery of Western Australia. She was the Western Australian Businesswoman of the Year in 1997 and was awarded a Public Service Medal in 2007.

Having grown up loving the sea and the coastline of Western Australia, Ricky is deeply appreciative that she has been able to find somewhere to live where she can see the sea every day from her back veranda. She is excited to be joining GSCORE and helping us to achieve our vision of a strong and vibrant outdoor recreation sector:

“I feel blessed to live in Western Australia with access to national parks, bushland, and our fantastic coastline. I am attracted to the natural flora and fauna and feel very fortunate that I can contribute to bringing more people to the beautiful environment in the Great Southern in a responsible and caring way. Whilst I am not as able these days to take up activities that require physical strength I can enjoy the wonderful walks and trails around Albany that more than satisfy my need to be part of the natural environment”, she said.

Greg Mair, Chairperson of the GSCORE Board of Directors said “We are privileged to have someone of Ricky’s experience and reputation joining our Board of Directors. Ricky will be a fantastic asset to the organisation and my fellow Board members look forward to working with her to further our mission of providing leadership to the outdoor recreation industry in the Great Southern”.

Cert II Outdoor Recreation

April 23, 2019 | Category =
WC Howe

We are very excited to announce that South Regional TAFE is now offering a Certificate II in Outdoor Recreation in Albany. The course is running from SRTAFE – Albany Campus in terms 2 and 3 (8 May – 27 Sept) on Weds, Thurs and Fridays.
The course includes a focus on canoeing, climbing over natural surfaces, and adventure bushwalking.
The environments we will use include
• navigation in state parks,
• Bibbulmun track and local walking trails,
• Denmark and Albany climbing surfaces,
• Albany, Kalgan and Quaranup rivers and water bays,
• and other locations.

This course has a focus on getting outdoors, participating in activities and demonstrating skills in the natural environment. To find out more, visit southregionaltafe.wa.edu.au or phone the campus on 9892 8888.

Nominate a volunteer who’s doing great work in the Great Southern

If you know a volunteer who’s doing great administration duties in your sport or recreation club/association and deserves recognition, we want to hear from you.

The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC) is searching for sport and recreation volunteers in the Great Southern who make their club a better place because of their support and service. If you know someone like that, please nominate them for the Annual Mike Stidwell Medal by following this online nomination link.

Nominations are open during April for this annual award which recognises outstanding contributions to sports administration. The award honours the memory of former Department of Sport and Recreation Regional Manager Mike Stidwell and his selfless and long-term contribution to sport and recreation in the region.

This award recognises that volunteers are the backbone of their clubs and communities and if you know someone like that in your club, I encourage you to nominate them so that their hard work and generosity can be publicly acknowledged during National Volunteer Week (20-26 May 2019).

The selection committee will consider a combination of administrative performance, length and type of service, value to the organisation, people skills and character.
To be eligible for the medal:
• You must live in Great Southern region or have done so within the past two years.
• Nominees must predominantly have been involved in a sport and recreation club or group in a volunteer administrative role.
• Previous nominees may be re-nominated this year. This acknowledges the fact that valued contributions are often made over many years.

The late Mike Stidwell was Regional Manager of the former Great Southern Department of Sport and Recreation from 1979 – 2000.  The first medal was awarded in 2000 and is an on-going award through his family.

Nominations Close : 30th April 2019
The winner will be announced at a Volunteer Recognition Sundowner at Centennial Stadium on Monday 20th May 2019.

GSCORE Board appoints new Chairperson

February 24, 2019 | Category =
GSCORE Board Director Greg Mair

Mr Greg Mair was recently appointed the new Chairperson of GSCORE’s Board of Directors.

Greg is the South Coast Regional Manager for the Parks and Wildlife Service of the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions. He has had a long career with State government agencies and has had postings in Walpole, Kirup, Manjimup, Busselton and Bunbury. While the area manager at Walpole Greg was a member of the project team involved in the development of the Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk.

A passionate advocate for outdoor recreation activities, Greg has been actively involved in athletics and yachting and has State and National achievements in both sports. He was the Commodore of the Walpole Yacht Club and Secretary of the Geographe Bay Sailing Club at Busselton. These days the fitness pursuit is more aligned to walking the many trails around Albany.

“I strongly believe that getting people out into the natural environment has beneficial outcomes for both their well-being and their greater appreciation, respect and valuing of it”, he said.

Greg replaces outgoing Chairperson, Ms Angela Simpson. “Angela played a key role in the establishment of GSCORE as the inaugural Chairperson. Her work on the Board has contributed to the success of the organisation and has undoubtedly placed us in a strong position to achieve the goals and initiatives outlined in our Strategic Plan,” Greg said.

“I look forward to continuing to work with my fellow Directors to achieve our vision of making the Great Southern region Western Australia’s premier adventure destination.”

Sharing is caring on reserve trails

February 18, 2019 | Category =

The City of Albany’s reserves team has started a new initiative to help raise awareness of how users of trails at Sandpatch Reserve between the Windfarm and Mutton Bird Beach can share the area responsibly.

Supported by local horse riders in an aim to educate all trail users, a Reserve Information Station was set up for the first time last Sunday and staffed by local riders and reserves officers.

The Reserve Information Station informed drivers of the reserve rules including only permitting entry to fully licenced vehicles, all vehicles to remain on either formal roads or firebreaks, slowing down in the presence of other vehicles and safety when driving.

Horse riders are also encouraged to keep their horses under control at all times and to prevent them from grazing on native vegetation, whilst motorbike riders were asked to stay off trails assigned to horses and to reduce their speed when a horse is present.

City of Albany Manager of City Reserves Jacqui Freeman said it is important that users of the trail are respectful of each other.

“Sandpatch Reserve is so close to Albany it is very popular as a recreational area for many local residents and includes both the Bibbulmun Track and Stidwell Bridal Trail,” she said

The City of Albany has engaged a consultant to develop a Recreation Management Plan for the area, and is holding community workshops about the planning process next week.

Trail users and community members are encouraged to attend the workshops at Albany Equestrian Centre on Wednesday, February 20 and the City of Albany offices on Mercer Road on Thursday, February 21, with both meetings commencing at 5.30pm.

More information about the workshops is available from Reserves Officer Sandra Maciejewski on 6820 3960.

Great Southern Regional Trails Master Plan Project Coordinator Appointed

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The development of new recreation trails across the Great Southern is gaining momentum with the appointment of a full-time project coordinator – Karl Hansom – to oversee its development. Karl’s appointment is a key moment in enabling GSCORE to develop a Great Southern Regional Trails Master Plan.

Karl Hansom is excited to be starting in the role and looking forward to developing the Regional Trails Master Plan. “The Great Southern region has outstanding landscapes suited to a diversity of trail activities, and I am looking forward to ensuring that our region develops world class trails, suited to different user groups,” he said.

“The aim of the Regional Trails Master Plan is to develop ‘shovel-ready’ plans for a number of priority projects which can be constructed as soon as possible.” The project has already begun working work with eleven local governments in the Great Southern as well as key local agencies and user groups to develop a ten-year plan for trail development.

Phase One of the project involves an inventory and gap analysis of current and planned trails in the region. During the next two months GSCORE will conduct extensive community consultation with stakeholders across the Great Southern.

Karl has a Natural Resource Management background managing biodiversity projects on Western Australia’s South Coast for the last nine years. Prior to that he has coordinated school and community education projects with the Department of Environment, and has managed projects involving conservation trainees. Karl knows that a benefit of living in the Great Southern is the amazing choice of outdoor environments and activities which he shares with his family. Camping, hiking and canoeing are favourites of this family!

This project is funded by Lotterywest, with matching funding support from all eleven local governments in the Great Southern region, as well as the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC) and the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA).

Ms Kerry Fry

January 9, 2019 | Category =

Kerry Fry has recently joined the GSCORE Board of Directors as the Albany Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) representative. Kerry is the Director of Firm Vision Advisory, a business advisory firm specialising in turn-around management and business improvement and the Business Director for WA Insolvency Solutions a division of Jirsh Sutherland. As an accounting analysis and investigative accountant she has worked with businesses across a wide variety of sectors, from small, medium and family-run companies to large and ASX-listed corporations.

Kerry is passionate about developing an environmental and economical sustainable adventure based outdoor recreation market in the Great South region in WA. A keen camper and bushwalker Kerry has had the privilege of growing up in Albany and continues to explore and be enchanted by the naturally beautiful landscapes the region has to offer.

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