WA’s Wheatbelt – our 150,000 square km. 150Square was founded by Caroline Robinson and Amanda Walker on the simple belief that strong rural communities begin with empowered people who have the resources and know-how to effect change. Our philosophy is that it is People who drive the growth and inspire the innovation that helps our communities thrive. That’s why, across our services, our focus is leveraging our experience, knowledge and networks to develop your organisation through people-centred strategic solutions.
Working with 150Square made something that can seem very daunting and difficult, into a seamless and easy process. Their direction and support have meant we have a fresh and detailed direction for the future of our group.’
Sian Pladdy- Kett
Merredin and Districts Farm Improvement Group
Here at 150Square, we all live, work and have families in the Wheatbelt. We work across all areas of rural WA and we understand the everyday challenges rural, remote and regional organisations face and what makes regions ‘tick’. Rural communities matter to us, which is why people are at the heart of all we do.
Caroline is an enthusiastic advocate for rural communities and the leaders and organisations within them.
With a passion for assisting not-for-profits, government, and member-based institutions through governance and strategy, Caroline combines extensive experience with a broad-thinking, strategic approach to produce creative, people-centred solutions. Connecting the people, services and information rural organisations need to help them expand and thrive in their community.
Caroline is the founder and former CEO of the Wheatbelt Business Network, the region’s largest business association. She currently holds an EO position on the North Eastern Wheatbelt Regional Organisation of Councils and has also held board positions on state government boards, rural not-for-profits, sports clubs and the Regional Chambers of Commerce and Industry WA. In 2011 Caroline was awarded the Agrifutures National and WA Rural Woman of the Year, as well as the Shire of Narembeen Citizen of the Year in 2018.
“Caroline was invaluable; the work that she’s done, we would never have been able to do without her. Potentially, this [Winter Sports] project can have a hugely positive impact on the region for years to come if we can keep everyone working together. I really think she’s had a positive effect on the region and the sports in general.”
Membership coordinator at Netball WA
Rebekah’s vision is to see regional communities grow by applying customised, governance-based strategic solutions.
Solid project management and strategic planning skills coupled with Rebekah’s understanding of the issues impacting regional communities provide her partners with a diverse and solution-focused perspective. Helping her deliver responsive and targeted support for Local Government organisations and their community.
Under 150Square, Rebekah is the current Wheatbelt East Regional Organisation of Councils Executive Officer (WEROC) and provides project coordination for the Shire of Bruce Rock. Rebekah has also held positions with Rio Tinto and Wheatbelt Regional Development Australia (RDA) committee and is a partner in her family’s agribusiness.