Our Vision

GSCORE is a joint initiative of the Western Australian Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, the Great Southern Development Commission, and the Albany Chamber of Commerce and Industry. It received funding from Royalties for Regions in 2016 for an initial three-year implementation phase (2017-2020). We acknowledge the generous support of our funding partners in helping GSCORE to achieve its goals.

Our 4 Pillars.

World Class Trail Hub

Trails play a significant role in attracting and retaining skilled workers and are the mahor driver of regional visitationt

Flourishing Outdoor Recreation Industry

A prosperous and sustainable outdoor recreation sector that delivers high-quality products to domestic and international markets

Creative & Innovative Technologies

Tap into the experience economy to attract visitors and act as a catalyst for new business creation and commercialisation opportunities

Outdoor Education & Leadership Training Hub

International destination of choice for training in outdoor education, outdoor recreation, nature-based tourism, and active leadership

Creating a centre of excellence


Fostering awareness of the Great Southern as a desination of choice for outdoor recreation and adventure activities

Business Support

Encourage the adoption of innovative practices and solutions amongst outdoor recreation operators


Establishing and promoting specialist tertiary training and education programs


Ensuring that the interests oof the outdoor recreation industry are represented in public decision-making processes


Undertaking and publishing original research into issues of importance to the outdoor recreation industry

Product Development

Supporting the development of new and pexisting outdoor recreation events, programs, Products and services