From the CEO’s Desk

Fri 03 Sep 2021

RCCIWA November Member Forum Update
We are currently trying to lock down the dates for our second RCCIWA Members Forum of 2021 – to be held some time in November. As soon as we have them, we will let you know. Thank you to everyone to complete the delegate’s survey from our June Forum – we have tonnes of fantastic suggestions and comments which will help us plan a brilliant November Forum. At this stage it is looking like the 11th and 12th of November – however this is not 100% confirmed – we hope to confirm this next week.

RCCIWA Share n Learn Online Workshop – Exclusive RCCIWA Member Benefit
Last week we held our inaugural Share N Learn online workshop on the topic of Revenue Streams & Saving costs. It was a very valuable session with lots of great information shared and very informative conversations. A big thank you to Simone for suggesting the whole concept of the Share n Learn and for offering to facilitate sessions – she did a brilliant job. Based on the very positive feedback from our members we will continue to hold these each month. It is a fantastic way to share ideas, activities, processes, and ways of working as well as for picking up very relevant tips, advice and suggestions.

WA’s Draft State Infrastructure Strategy is Now Open for Comment
Western Australia’s draft State Infrastructure Strategy – Foundations for a Stronger Tomorrow – was released to a bumper crowd of more than 900 in Perth and online on 21 July. Another 100-plus people have since attended workshops organised by Infrastructure WA, and IWA have already received numerous comments in response to the 88 recommendations in the Strategy. You are encouraged to learn more about the draft recommendations and provide feedback by 15th September 2021, and we would encourage you to do so. You can find out more here

Regional Telecommunications Review is underway
The Regional Telecommunications Review is an opportunity for people living and working in regional, rural and remote areas of Australia to share their views and experiences using telecommunications services in their area.

Every three years the Regional Telecommunications Independent Review Committee is appointed to conduct the review. Committee reports are important in setting the regional communications policy agenda in the following years. The Review will examine the adequacy of telecommunications services in regional, rural and remote Australia. It will also consider particular issues identified in the Terms of Reference, including the impact of Government policies and programs, insights from COVID-19, emerging technologies, service reliability, regional development, and improving coordination between tiers of government.

The Committee has been asked to deliver its report to the Australian Government by 31 December 2021 or earlier. The Committee may make recommendations to the Government, on which it must respond.

To find out more and when the review team is coming to your town visit their website

Local Capability Fund Now Open
The purpose of the Local Capability Fund (LCF) is to assist small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Western Australia to increase their capability and competitiveness as suppliers of products, services and works to the Western Australian State Government, major projects and other important markets.

The LCF typically provides funding assistance for activities such as planning, improvements to internal infrastructure, plant and equipment and training. Details and information on the rounds available for the 2021/22 financial year can be found here

RCCIWA Administrative Items

  • Emmi Taylor is constantly updating our membership contact list. If you have any changes to your contacts or would like to add any people, please email Emmi at
  • Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and share our page with your members.
  • Please also let us know about any activities, initiatives or events you would like us to include in our weekly newsletter. We love showcasing a great idea, program or event that one of our members is delivering. If you have something you would like us to share – please send through the details to Emmi.
  • Our member portal is being well accessed by our members, but we can always add more content – so please send through any operational documents you are happy to share with your fellow members to Emmi at