RDAGE Events



SEGRA 2021 - Registrations Open Now!
Kalgoorlie-Boulder, 16 - 18 November 2021

SEGRA (Sustainable Economic Growth for Regional Australia) is Australia’s most credible, independent voice on issues affecting regional, rural and remote Australia. RDAGE are proud to be Gold Sponsors for this important national conference. View the Program here.

Australia’s premier conference on regional issues, is about assisting regional, rural and remote Australia to source and identify the techniques, skills and issues they need to address to achieve successful economic growth and development. The SEGRA conference, established in 1997, provides a unique opportunity for all sections of the Australian community (rural and urban) to explore the key issues affecting regional, rural and remote Australia and be part of providing positive sustainable outcomes to ensure future prosperity.

See our media release for further info.




KBCCI Goldfields Business Awards 2021

The KBCCI Goldfields Business Awards are a great opportunity to recognise and celebrate our local business community and its contribution to our region's econmy. We would like to again offer our congratulations to all of the Nominees and Winners, as well as to KBCCI for putting on a spectacular evening.

RDA Goldfields Esperance was particularly thrilled to sponsor the Business Person of the Year category again this year, in recognition of the importance of strong local leaders within our community. Congratulations to Tim Topham, who was awarded not only Business Person of the Year but also Business of the Year for Topdrill. 

We were also delighted to see so many representatives from the Future Leaders Program Goldfields cohort involved in the evening. If you'd like to know more please take a look at our summary here.




Welcome to the Region Wilson Tucker, MLC

Raz and Peta organised some tours and meetings for our newly elected Member for the Mining and Pastoral Region, the Honourable Wilson Tucker, MLC during his first official visit to the region in August 2021 including meeting with Our GEMS, the Shire of Menzies, a Superpit Tour, lunch at Beaten Track, a visit to the BMG Gaming Lounge and ending the day with a beautiful (but chilly) Golf Course Sunset.

We look forward to seeing you again soon!



Future Leaders Program Goldfields - Welcome Night

Regional Development Australia Goldfields Esperance, in partnership with KBCCI and Central Regional TAFE, welcomed the 20 successful participants along with their sponsors and potential mentors in an evening hosted at KBCCI. 



Coolgardie Rodeo & Ute Muster

The Coolgardie Rodeo and Ute Muster was held on Saturday 21 August 2021 in Coolgardie. The event, run by Outback Rodeos Inc, was a great success and a fun family day out. We can't wait for the next Rodeo Yee-haw!



Future Leaders Program Goldfields - Info Session

Regional Development Australia Goldfields Esperance worked in partnership with KBCCI and Central Regional TAFE to offer the Future Leaders Program to the Goldfields region, following the success of the Esperance program which launched earlier in the year. An Information Session was held on 27 July 2021 at TAFE with a great turnout.



Committee Meeting in Menzies

Our committee were hosted by the Shire of Menzies in July 2021.



Women's Leadership Forum

Presented by Evolution Mining, the 2021 Women's Leadership Forum was held on 16 July 2021. The annual forum celebrates women, provides strategies for career development and is a conduit for increased representation of female leadership in the Goldfields. The theme for 2021 was “Empower, Inspire, Nurture, Succeed!”



Curtin University Students - Commerce Study Tour - Kalgoorlie

A cohort of Curtin University students from a variety of disciplines travelled to Kalgoorlie-Boulder for a week where they were able to meet and engage with a number of community stakeholders, building their networks in the Kalgoorlie-Goldfields region.

The students were set a project brief by RDA Goldfields Esperance to research, prepare and present a Tourism Report at an Industry Evening. The evening also provided an opportunity for industry to showcase their business to the students. We were very impressed with some of the ideas generated by the students and look forward to seeing them back in our region soon!




The Outback Way

Raz Ion, our new Director of Regional Development, spent his first weeks in the role touring the Outback Way visiting Menzies, Leonora and Laverton where he met with a variety of local stakeholders.



Esperance Jetty Grand Opening

On Sunday 28 March 2021 the new Esperance Jetty was officially opened. RDAGE were proud to support the building of the new jetty and enjoy fishing off it whenever we get the opportunity!



Future Leaders Program Esperance - Launch Night

In February 2021 Lee Jacobsen, Chairperson, attended the launch of the Future Leaders Program in Esperance. The launch was a mix of Mentors and Mentees for a workshop hosted by Happiness Co.



Goldfields Girl 2020

Lee Jacobsen, Chairperson, and Travis Tucker, Committee Member, attended the Goldfields Girl Showcase Event in December 2020. RDAGE were proud to sponsor the beautiful bouquets presented to some of the participants on the evening.



What's Down the Track 2020

Almost the whole 2020 RDAGE Committee attended the 2020 What's Down the Track conference in November 2020. RDAGE partnered with KBCCI and Our Gems to sponsor Peter Kenyon from Bank of I.D.E.A.S. as the keynote speaker. We also prepared a hamper of regional produce as a prize to a very lucky winner.