The Gascoyne has a diverse and stable economy based on tourism, fishing, mining, horticulture and pastoralism. Across the region, there is a wide variety of tour companies, accommodation outlets, retail, cafes and restaurants, a large number of horticultural properties in Carnarvon, pastoral stations in the inland Gascoyne and a wide range of fisheries in Shark Bay, Carnarvon, Coral Bay and Exmouth.
There are many opportunities opening up including fly-in fly-out mining jobs from Carnarvon to the West Pilbara and Indigenous and nature-based tourism opportunities in the inland Gascoyne and coastal areas.
Like the rest of Australia, the Gascoyne suffers from skill shortages in the majority of these industries. Skill shortages range from semi to unskilled seasonal workers for the horticultural, fishing and tourism industries to qualified tradespeople for small business.
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