The Rural, Regional, Remote Women’s Network of Western Australia (RRR Network) is a not-for-profit communication network for inspiring and connecting regional women, with a 21-year history of championing the role of women in our communities and advocating on their behalf. Our constituency is every woman living in a rural, regional, or remote community in Western Australia.
In 2016 the RRR Network transitioned from a WA State government advisory board to an independent incorporated entity, with the support of Royalties for Regions funding from the WA State Government. This has provided greater flexibility and responsiveness, and enabled the RRR Network to partner with organisations that recognize the value in connecting with WA women and who understand the valuable contribution women make to economic and community development of regional WA.
Our organisation is governed by our RRR Network Constitution
In March 2018 we re-launched our RRR Network quarterly magazine, now available each quarter in hard copy or electronically.
AgriFutres Rural Woman’s Awards
On the 28th March 2018 , over 100 people gathered at Government House Ballroom in Perth to celebrate the Agrifutures Rural Women’s Award, and name the 2018 WA winner of this award. The RRR Network was proud to manage this event on behalf of the WA Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development.
Her Excellency the Honorable Kerry Sanderson AC Governor of Western Australia announced the 2018 winner – Darrylin Gordon.
Darrylin is a Jaru Woman who lives and works on Lamboo Station, an Aboriginal managed pastoral station in the Kimberley. She is one of the traditional owners of the station and is passionate about the cattle industry.
Darrylin sees the importance of resilience and the need to empower other Aboriginal people and wants to build on the opportunities she has had to make a difference and be a role model to others.
Challenging traditional ideas that prosperity is linked solely to economic success Darrylin hopes to build a future where rural entities can mix culture, business and community together sustainably. For her, success will come when communities place the same importance on all of the things they value.
Darrylin sees a future where rural business take a holistic approach to land management and cattle production. Her project supports traditional owners maintaining cultural values, whilst caring for country and managing successful pastoral businesses.
Her project seeks to develop a Community Training and Empowerment program at Lamboo station to build self-respect and pride, together with valuable employment and life skills.