The Commission undertakes projects to coordinate and promote social and economic development in the Gascoyne, to maximise prosperity and well-being for the region, and for Western Australia.

One Mile Jetty Repair/Replacement

The One Mile Jetty Repair/Replacement project is a multi-stage project. Stage one included deconstruction of the jetty built over water and was completed by the Department of Transport (DOT) late 2021.

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Regional Drought Resilience Planning

The Gascoyne region has an opportunity to strengthen its drought resilience through tailored, community-led and owned initiatives across the agricultural sector and supporting industries.

Workforce Accommodation and Housing

The shortage of residential housing and workforce accommodation across the region is a major barrier to development in all the Gascoyne’s key industry sectors.

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Gascoyne River Catchment Management

The Gascoyne Development Commission is working with land managers across the Gascoyne River catchment to improve productivity and enhance natural capital.

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Targeted Aboriginal Business Support

There is a rich diversity of Aboriginal people and culture in the Gascoyne, and yet, Aboriginal peoples’ economic outcomes remain lower than their non-Aboriginal counterparts.

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Destination Shark Bay

A collaborative approach to reimagining the World Heritage Shark Bay Region for new commercial and tourism experience ventures.

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Carnarvon Fascine Entryway

Carnarvon’s central waterway, known as the Fascine, was named after an 1800’s building technique used to construct the embankment on the southern arm of the Gascoyne River.

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Barge Loading Facility Study

The Gascoyne region is strategically placed to support new mineral, resource and renewable energy projects.  A significant barrier identified is the lack of access to reliable, cost-effective marine infrastructure to facilitate the movement of goods into and out of the region.  

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