- Camp Kulin program founder Tanya Dupagne has won the 2017 WA Rural Women's Award for her contribution to WA's regional communities
Regional Development Minister Alannah MacTiernan tonight congratulated Kulin community leader Tanya Dupagne on taking out the 2017 Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation WA Rural Women's Award.
The Rural Women's Award celebrates the contributions and achievements of Western Australian women to the State's regional economy and communities.
Tanya started the Camp Kulin program four years ago to support the wellbeing of young people in the Wheatbelt.
Tanya will receive $10,000 to complete a project or initiative that will benefit rural people or industries as part of the award. She hopes to build on the success of the Camp Kulin program by developing a subsidised camp for women from regional WA to develop leadership skills and promote change in their own communities.
The award is an initiative of the Australian Government's Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation and proudly supported by the Department of Regional Development, the Department of Agriculture and Food, the CBH Group, ABC Rural and Westpac Agribusiness.
Comments attributed to Regional Development Minister Alannah MacTiernan:
"Women are really stepping up in the regions: consider the contributions of past Rural Women's Awards winners like Kalyn Fletcher, who is using research and innovation to develop new crops in the North-West, or Catherine Marriott, leading the cattle industry on animal welfare and 21st century industry practices.
"Tanya Dupagne joins this prestigious group and I look forward to seeing Tanya continue to contribute to our regional communities."
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