Projects contribute to the ongoing economic development of the Gulf Region

Gulf Station Stay Manual 2020

The Station Stay project was commissioned in response to the 2018 Tourism Survey Report project undertaken by GSD, which noted the high demand for station stay accommodation options. The project was recently completed at the end of 2020 and includes a comprehensive manual aimed to be utilised by station owners to start their own station stay business. This project has great potential in generating further economic benefits to the tourism industry and directly promotes the diversification of the Gulf’s cattle industry. The station stay manual has now been distributed to key stakeholders and can be found through the links below.

Cattle Station Stay Part One

Cattle Station Stay Part Two 

 Regional Branding Strategy

In 2018 GSD commissioned the development of the Lower Gulf Marine and Riverine Economic Development Strategy.  As per the recommendation of projects that arose from the strategy, it was decided that the Regional Branding Strategy would be explored further. The branding strategy has generated future consideration of work involved in renewing the Gulf Region identity. 


Gulf Savannah Regional Economic Development Strategy 2016 – 2020

Australian Government Small Business Advisory Services Northern Australian Tourism Initiative 2016 – 2019

Under this project, programs by a professional team of consultants were delivered that were provided at low-cost to business operators in the shires of Burke, Carpentaria, Croydon, Doomadgee, Etheridge, Mornington, Mareeba, Tablelands and Kowanyama.


Lower Gulf Marine And Riverine Economic Development Project 2018

This project involved extensive stakeholder engagement across all of the Gulf Savannah Shires exploring economic development opportunities across the region. The Strategy has revised GSD’s corporate structure, membership and membership deliverables, its engagement as an advocacy platform and has paved the way for a number of projects that will promote business sustainability and new business opportunities in the region. It has been the reference and catalyst for many of the recent GSD projects and activities.


Enhancing Digital Resilience and Capability in the Gulf (Feasibility Study) 2018

This project delivered a number of positive outcomes for the region. For example, the feasibility study proved to be crucial for the Carpentaria Shire Council NMT-KMB Fibre Optic Project funding guarantee of $1.74million towards the project. Furthermore, the Burketown and Normanton fibre optic cable design was also supported by the Digital Resilience and Capability Study, contributing to the $15.9 million project which has transformed telecommunications resilience in Burketown, Doomadgee, Normanton, Croydon and Georgetown.


Gulf Regional Waste Management Strategy 2017

Australian Government Small Business Advisory Services (ASBAS) Business Solutions (2015-2018)

Gulf Savannah Tourism Survey 2017

Doomadgee to Burketown Fibre Optic Project 2016:  This project saw the provision of high-speed broadband, 4G and Wi-Fi to Burketown for the first time. It also became the catalyst in driving more digital investment in the Gulf Region in the future i.e. the Enhancing digital resilience and capability in the gulf feasibility study and subsequently all of the region’s major townships of Burketown, Croydon, Doomadgee, Georgetown, Karumba and Normanton were connected by the end of 2018.


Gulf Savannah Guide (2016)

This guide was completed in partnership with Savannah Way Limited and served as an informative guide for tourism in the area.


Gulf Savannah Regional Economic Development Strategy 2015

Gulf Savannah Investment and Liveability Films 2014

Gulf Savannah Investment Document 2013

Developing the Gulf 2014-16

This project developed collateral and a series of itineraries that align with Education Queensland curriculum requirements for school camps and with the Outback Queensland Education Subsidy Scheme available through Tourism and Events Queensland. The project also assessed the potential for local governments to provide additional support to supplement the existing subsidy provided by the Outback Queensland Education Subsidy Scheme.


Regional Investment and Migration 2010-2012 (three year implementation)

The aim of this project was to attract investment, diversify the Gulf economy and attract migrants to build the labour supply. This also included the development of a strategic approach to investment and migration for employment and small business attraction, as well as a renewable energy investment profile.


Gulf Savannah Skills Survey 2012

This project conducted a skills audit and an expenditure, product demand and satisfaction assessment of visitors to the Gulf Savannah Region.


Gilbert River Irrigation Area Crop Trials 2012

This project aimed to facilitate new crop trials along the Gilbert River by stimulating private sector interest and demand. A major outcome of the project was the North Queensland Irrigated Agriculture Strategy, which includes further crop trials.


Gilbert River Infrastructure Investment Profile 2010

The project developed and promoted an investment profile for the proposed Gilbert River Dam Infrastructure.

The projects that Gulf Savannah Development invest in are driven by member’s interests and the benefit of the Gulf community. Please contact Gulf Savannah Development if you have any enquiries about past projects. If you would like to be more involved with Gulf Savannah Development sign up to become a member today by clicking the Membership tab. 



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