THE Margaret River Region has become the natural choice for West Australians looking to escape and relax in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic crisis. There’s something special in the air here – you can sense it in the vines and trees, in the caves and waves. It is home to Australia’s most awarded wine region; a burgeoning micro-brewing and distilling scene; highly acclaimed dining and tourism experiences; world-class produce and boutique shopping which is worlds away from the carbon-copy high streets seen elsewhere around the world.
Without the dedication and hard work of our local and seasonal workers, this region would not be a place where people choose to live, work and holiday. Now, as we position ourselves for recovery from Covid-19, we find the region struggling with a worker shortage so severe that it is affecting business’ ability to open their doors.