2018 NT Rural Women's Award Winner

Linda Blackwood won the 2018 Northern Territory Rural Women’s Award for a Station Site Access accreditation project that would reduce risk and increase efficiency for remote stations hiring contractors.

Linda received a $10,000 bursary to support the project, and will represent the Northern Territory (NT) at the national awards ceremony in September.

All three of the inspiring finalists identified important areas for development in NT regional, remote and rural communities.

  • Amber Driver identified challenges faced by rural women living in the NT as a key focus area. She proposed a number of workshops to equip women with the tools to generate positive pathways for self-prosperity, resilience, success and to encourage them to take on new roles to serve both the rural sector and the community.
  • Annette Howie established Country Connections NT, a network that provides rural, regional and remote women across the Territory with links to support services, community groups, government and private enterprise. She is working to further develop the project onto digital platforms that connect and inform.

Last updated: 31 August 2018