CENTRAL &

WESTERN QUEENSLAND


About Central & Western Queensland

Central and Western Queensland is a diverse region reaching from the Queensland coast with sugar and resources hub Mackay, the beautiful Capricorn Coast, down to the Port City of Gladstone and straddling the tropic of Capricorn through the Beef Capital of Rockhampton, the Agriculture-rich Emerald and Central Highlands, and the Outback centre of Longreach, all the way to the Northern Territory border.

Such a vast expanse brings together a wide variety of industry and people groups doing great things in many different spaces.

The Central and Western Queensland Social Enterprise Network seeks to bring together those entrepreneurs and innovators from across our sprawling region using the power of the market to drive meaningful change and social good. Our core aims are to educate, create, and connect.





Regional Champions:

Gladstone - Natalia Muszkat

Natalia is a co-founder and a current director of Gladstone based SE Strong Communities Ltd. She is an experienced manager, facilitator and community development professional. Currently, she is serving her second term as a Councillor at the Gladstone Regional Council. She serves on a number of community organisations and advisory bodies such the Queensland Country Women's Association, the Gladstone Regional Council Reconciliation Action Plan Reference Group and the Queensland Multicultural Advisory Council. Natalia was central to the formation of the Central Queensland Social Enterprise Group in 2019 and the first SE workshops delivered in the CQ Region.

Contact: natalia.muszkat@strongcommunities.org.au

Rockhampton - Tanya Rutherford

Tanya is the CEO and Founder, coach and facilitator of Learn, Grow, Become.

Tanya is a passionate advocate for equity in higher education, with over 10 years designing targeted workshops, facilitating and coaching across Central Queensland. Having run workshops in leadership, management, and social enterprise, Tanya has also successfully created and co-ordinates 6 Student Leadership Conferences for CQUniversity, as well as creating their Student Leadership Program (all with a social change focus). With a background in finance and business management, Tanya is well connected with local government in Rockhampton and Livingstone shires, local businesses, the local Indigenous community, and with CQUniversity.

Contact: tanya@learngrowbecome.com


Mackay - Greater Whitsundays Communities

Contact: Antoinette@gwcommunities.org.au

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