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    people ideas and resources to drive economic development and growth in the Gulf Savannah Region Its current focus is on developing a strategic plan for the region supporting and growing tourism and providing specific services to Gulf Savannah residents and businesses Energy and Infrastructure Fisheries Aquaculture Small Light business Tourism Download The Gulf Savannah App here AppStore PlayStore Scroll Down Scroll Down Learn About Our Councils and Their Unique Lifestyles

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    apolitical medium to long term in focus and not tied to election cycles GSD s Purpose GSD brings together people ideas and resources to drive economic development and growth in the Gulf Savannah Region GSD s current focus is on developing a strategic plan for the region supporting and growing tourism and providing specific services to Gulf Savannah residents and businesses GSD s Key goals To facilitate development of a Strategic Plan for the Gulf Savannah Region To progress regionally significant projects as approved by the Board To assist to attract and leverage resources to achieve these goals To be the voice of the Gulf bring together the views and positions of our stakeholders on a range of issues and ensure these views are heard To establish the profile and identity of the Gulf Savannah Region such that it is readily recognised and understood by our target audiences To facilitate co ordinate and foster collaboration between our internal and external stakeholders to achieve beneficial outcomes for the Gulf Savannah Region Guiding principles The following principles have been adopted to guide GSD s work and decisions Economic To be a growing and sustainable economy Social To attain a higher level of

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    WFI He had been trying to buy the post office business in the Gulf of Carpentaria community for some years but it was more than he could afford Years later when it finally hit the market at the right price Alan was able to buy the business the building that housed it and the adjoining bakery plus the house at the rear making for a sizeable investment property We would come up to The Gulf for holidays he says I wasn t an ardent fisherman but did play golf and cricket It was too good an opportunity it s awesome he adds By now I was noticing that there was a particular word appearing the conversation I like to be positive all the time and my favourite word is awesome Just call me Awesome that s all everyone knows me as When the family arrived in Karumba they were towing a five metre catamaran this was soon traded in favour of a six metre Stabicraft 609 Frontier centre console with 150hp four stroke It s the ideal boat for up here says Awesome who wears a number of hats in the community When he s got his 10 gallon hat on he s on Council business and it s even branded Carpentaria Shire Council His first term on Council came as a result of a by election and lasted for 18 months When the Bligh Government changed the Local Government rules including eliminating boundaries and new elections were held Awesome then missed out In the most recent election Awesome was the only Karumba resident to stand and he picked up 199 of the 208 votes from the town To his credit Awesome was elected by the remaining five councillors of the shire to the position of Deputy Mayor He invited

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  • About
    2637 Cairns Qld 4870 www holcim com au Oz Tours Safaris PO Box 6464 Cairns QLD 4870 www oztours com au Cairns Chamber of Commerce Level 2 51 The Esplanade Cairns QLD 4870 www cairnschambers com au Carpentaria Rail 21 Second Street Mount Isa QLD 4825 www carpenatariarail com Business Mapping Solutions PO Box 342 Bungalow QLD 4870 www businessmappingsolutions com au Ausnorth Pty Ltd PO Box 28 Machans Beach QLD 4878 www ausnorth com au Cobbold Gorge Tours MS 1699 Forsayth QLD 4871 www cobboldgorge com au Yuruga Nursery Pty Ltd Incorporating Clonal Solutions Australia Pty Ltd PO Box 220 Walkamin QLD 4872 www yurga com au Weraway P L T A Ash s Holay Units PO Box 154 Karumba QLD 4891 www ashsholidayunits com au Big Tree Insurance Group PO Box 4579 Cairns QLD 4870 www bigtreeinsurance com au Tablelands Regional Council PO Box 573 Atherton QLD 4883 www trc qld gov au Aboriginal Development Benefit Trust PO Box 3124 Mount Isa QLD 4825 www adbt com au Ergon Energy PO Box 358 Cairns QLD 4870 www ergon com au 2015 Savannah Silver Members Northern Ventures Mount Isa Chamber of Commerce Workabout Australia Savannah Guides Townsville Enterprise Tablelands Industry Workforce Group Gulf Chamber of Commerce Mareeba Chamber of Commerce Australian Marine Alliance Yungaburra Business Association Inc Savannahlander Pregno Family Investments Savannah Way Limited Croc Crab Tours Karumba Southern Gulf Catchments Flinders Shire Council Balfour Consulting Pty Ltd Ravenshoe Gulf Country Community Enterprise Ltd Regional Development Australia Far North Queensland Torres Strait The Fishermens Portal Mount Isa Institute of TAFE Radio 4KZ Outsource Management Pty Ltd Blockey Consulting Infigen Energy Advance Cairns Trans North Pty Ltd Atherton Chamber of Commerce Savannah Regional Health Services Research Australasia Sunset Tavern Strathmore Station Ergon Energy Forest Home Station Northern Gulf Resource Management

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  • Interesting Economic Information
    value of goods exported 2006 07 principally mining products and live cattle In addition Northern Australia s savannah country is projected to be the area in Australia that is least adversely affected by climate change Best estimates suggest a potential increase in rainfall and less dramatic temperature increases Burke Carpentaria Croydon Doomadgee Etheridge and Mornington Shires have important environmental and cultural heritage values and offer a good lifestyle a range of services and pro active Councils The region enjoys a climate which is not uniformly hot and humid and the challenges of remoteness have been addressed by recent improvements in infrastructure and services Opportunities are considered to exist for development of intensive agriculture and horticulture around areas proximate to suitable soil and water resources The potential of the Gilbert River area has already been identified by various studies There are also opportunities to grow primary industry exports out of the Port of Karumba building on the current trade into Asia The Gulf of Carpentaria has a robust fishing industry and opportunities exist to service the industry out of the Port of Karumba and in development of aquaculture There are good prospects for further growth in mining activity and high quality solar geothermal and wind resources There is also an unmet demand for housing in the region There is a range of employment and small business opportunities based around the region s growing tourism industry and its location on the Savannah Way Development of new products to cater for new tourism market segments and changing consumer preferences is considered an important opportunity that would further grow and diversify the industry The small business sector is also considered to have opportunities to service a growing population and a growing economy Queensland s Gulf Savannah region offers a range of opportunities for anyone

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  • Our Shires
    Shire Map Shire Etheridge Shire Cattle grazing mining tourism and agriculture are the predominant industries which are the driving force behind the Etheridge Shire economy As businesses grow and our population steadily increases so will the need for additional services to keep pace with growth Download PDF Go to our Website Doomadgee Shire Doomadgee lies alongside the Nicholson River one of the permanent freshwater rivers that flow from the ranges behind Lawn Hill National Park Doomadgee is the first or last township on the Queensland section of the Savannah Way and is only 140 km from the Northern Territory border Download PDF Go to our Website Croydon Shire Croydon today is based on grazing and emerging tourism development History and culture of the area is presented through restoration and conservation of a number of historical sites and attractions Go to our Website GSD Region The Gulf Savannah region in north Queensland is an exciting and vibrant area of investment growth and economic opportunity and a unique tourist destination in its own right Gulf Savannah Development s voting members are the Shire Councils of Burke Carpentaria Croydon Doomadgee Etheridge and Mornington and industry partners MMG Century Stanbroke Pacific Toyota and Ports

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  • Gulf Statistics
    Tin 0 2 0 2 Total 4 1 1578 0 1582 1 Source Cummings Economics from Queensland Department of Mines Energy Main Average Water Runoff of Rivers Flowing into the Queensland Gulf Region and Volume Diverted River Basin Megalitres Volume Diverted Diverted Mitchell 22 951 000 10 000 0 04 Southern Gulf Staaten 6 851 000 0 0 00 Gilbert 4 375 000 7 000 0 00 Norman 2 346 000 2 000 0 09 Flinders 3 857 000 8 000 0 21 Moring Inlet 422 000 0 0 00 Leichhardt 2 179 000 21 000 0 97 Nicholson Qld 1 563 000 2 000 0 13 Sub Total Southern Gulf 21 593 000 40 000 0 19 Total 44 544 000 50 000 0 11 Some Comparisons Ord 4 700 000 n a n a Burdekin 8 170 000 494 000 6 05 Fitzroy 5 380 000 63 000 1 17 Murray Darling 23 850 000 12 051 000 50 53 Total Australia 387 184 000 Q ld Gulf of Australian Total Mitchell 5 9 Southern Q ld Gulf 5 6 Mitchell Sthn Q ld Gulf 11 5 Water Runoff Water runoff of the Mitchell is almost equal to that of the entire Murray Darling Basin Water runoff of the Southern Gulf rivers identified at 21 593 000 mega litres compares with the Murray Darling system of 23 850 000 Volumes Diverted Of the total water runoff of the Southern Gulf rivers identified only 0 19 percent is diverted as a percent of mean annual runoff The Mitchell Basin records a percent diverted of 0 04 percent This compares with the Murray Darling Basin of 50 53 percent Source Cummings Economics from Australian Land and Water Resource Atlas Estimated Gross Regional Product GRP Gulf Savannah Region 2013 14 GRP Resident Population GRP per capita Etheridge Shire 90 m 921 98 000 Croydon Shire 12 m 324 99 000 Carpentaria Shire 114 m 2245 51 000 Burke Shire 1 302 m 559 546 000 Doomadgee 25 m 1395 18 000 Mornington 24 m 1223 20 000 Total 567 m 5746 99 000 Note The very high estimated Gross Value Added per capita for Burke Shire is due to the presence of the Century Mine and substantial numbers of mine workers Mining records a very high Gross Value Added per worker Source North Australia Research Group Regional Input Output Multipliers Modified National Data Model At a national level GRP per capita is about 60 000 We thus have in the Gulf higher than average per capita GRP overall and in the dominantly pastoral shires of Etheridge and Croydon that include some mining very high levels in Burke Shire due to a mining workforce and very low GRP in the Aboriginal communities Carpentaria below national average but probably a mix in between Etheridge and Croydon levels reduced by a relatively high Aboriginal population Gulf Savannah Region by Industry Workforce Census 2011 d Estimated Gross Regional Product by Industry 2013 14 Industry Workforce

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  • Our Industries & Industry Groups
    Fisheries DAFQ www daf qld gov au Queensland Resource Council QRC www qrc org au Queensland Chamber of Commerce CCIQ www cciq com au AGFORCE Advancing Rural Queensland AGFORCE www agforceqld org au Northern Gulf Resource Management NGRMG www northerngulf com au Integrated Food and Energy developments Pty Ltd IFED I FED www i fed com au project Gulf of Carpentaria Commercial Fishermen Association GoCCFA www gccf asn au The

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