The 12 Things that Matter series has been developed by Matthew Wright-Simon of Ecocreative in partnership with Sue Arlidge of Songfront, with assistance from Shauna Black of Black Stump Media, through an initiative of the Office of the Commissioner for Kangaroo Island in partnership with the Kangaroo Island Council and the Kangaroo Industry and Brand Alliance.

Industry bodies and community members have assisted with content and content validation.

Photography has been generously provided by a range of organisations and individuals credited in each section and downloadable factsheets.

Photo credits

Environments and wildlife beyond compare: SATC, Kangaroo Island Industry and Brand Alliance

Real connections with community: SATC, Kangaroo Island Industry and Brand Alliance, Shauna Black, Sean McGowan

A thriving creative culture: Kangaroo Island Industry and Brand Alliance, Sean McGowan, Shauna Black

Some of world’s finest food and drink:  SATC, Kangaroo Island Industry and Brand Alliance

Healthcare for a lifetime: SATC, Kangaroo Island Industry and Brand Alliance, Kangaroo Island Medical Clinic, Shauna Black

Great schools, education and training: Shauna Black, Sue Arlidge

Sporting chances and the great outdoors: SATC, Kangaroo Island Industry and Brand Alliance, Shauna Black. Sean McGowan

Make yourself at home: SATC, Kangaroo Island Industry and Brand Alliance, Sue Arlidge,

Work and career opportunities abound: Kangaroo Island Industry and Brand Alliance, Kauppila Builders, Sue Arlidge, Office of the Commissioner for Kangaroo Island, Shauna Black

A place for local and global business: Kangaroo Island Industry and Brand Alliance, Office of the Commissioner for Kangaroo Island, Kangaroo Island Wool, Sean McGowan, Shauna Black

Farming opportunity from land and sea: SATC, Kangaroo Island Industry and Brand Alliance, Sean McGowan

Tourism, our window to the world: SATC, Kangaroo Island Industry and Brand Alliance, Kangaroo Island Ocean Safari, Office of the Commissioner for Kangaroo Island, Harrold & Kite Builders