Local Content Advisers (LCAs) provide advisory and referral services to businesses in regional areas, supporting them to compete for State Government contracts. There are nine LCAs based in Regional Development Commissions across the state.
Over the next few months, we will introduce each of our friendly LCAs, so you can get to know them and the services they offer.
Megan Creagh - Wheatbelt Local Content Adviser
- What drew you to the role of Local Content Adviser?
I have always been a community-minded person and been very passionate about the development of industry. Coming from vocational education and training and the apprenticeship arena I viewed first hand the difficulty in career pathways and development of employment and industry growth in the Wheatbelt. This position allowed me to engage with this problem head on and work to make a change to benefit the Wheatbelt.
- What do you love about your region?
I have roots in the Wheatbelt and regional WA, and being a country girl when like many, my family were forced to move to Perth for work I fought very long and hard to return to the country when I began working myself. What inspires me most about the Wheatbelt is it openness and beauty and the fact that out here we are a region comprised completely of country towns with no cities. The appreciation of the land and what it gives us is something intrinsic to everyone who lives here. We are a region of choice, we choose to live here and this comes across strongly in every town.
- Tell us something interesting about yourself.
I’m a crazy horse girl and one of the greatest joys I had was when I was finally able to purchase property out here that allowed me to have my horse with me. That horse has grown to two and I have been contemplating another so I’m ready to upgrade my tiny small holding to something larger. That also means my 16-bed veggie patch and orchard should be able to grow to a point I can be self-sustaining on fruit and vegetables all year around instead of just summer which is very exciting for me.
Megan is based in the Wheatbelt Development Commission (GEDC) offices in Northam. However, she frequently travels around the region visiting a variety of stakeholders.
Contact Megan on 0437 098 453 or email firstname.lastname@example.org