Regional Development Partners

Gulf Savannah Development

The Gulf Savannah Development Business Enterprise Centre includes the Shire Councils of Burke, Carpentaria, Doomadgee, Etheridge and Mornington Island, and industry partners MMG Century and Ports North. Some of their shared goals are to be a growing and sustainable economy, attain a higher level of social capital, and embrace and respect diversity.
The region in North Queensland is an exciting and vibrant area of investment growth and economic opportunity. For more information on the Gulf Savannah Development Click here to go to the Gulf Savannah Development Website.

Western Queensland Alliance of Councils (WQAC)

The Western Queensland Alliance of Councils (WQAC) is a collaboration between the three regional organisations of councils in Western Queensland – North West Regional Organisation of Councils (NWQROC), Remote Area Planning and Development Board (RAPAD), and South West Regional Organisation of Councils (SWQROC).

Our three bodies represent 22 Councils across the north west, central west and south west of Queensland. This area covers 60 per cent of the State and makes a major contribution to the economies of Queensland and Australia. We have come together under the banner of the WQAC to represent the views of our 22 rural and remote councils on matters of common concern in the State’s far west. 

North West Queensland Regional Organisation of Councils (NWQROC)

The North West Queensland Regional Organisation of Councils Inc. (NWQROC) was established in 2013 as the representative organisation for the councils of the North West Queensland region.

Savannah Way

The Savannah Way, also known as Highway 1, travels along some 3700 kilometres from Cairns in Queensland to Broome in Western Australia. It takes you through an amazingly wide variety of scenery and landscapes, gives you the chance to see abundant species of flora and fauna, some of Australia's World Heritage-listed areas as well as the opportunity to see and discover much of Australia's history. To view more information on the Savannah Way please Click here to go to the Savannah Way Website.

Outback Queensland Tourism Association

Outback Queensland Tourism Association is a private sector membership-based organisation. Members include accommodation providers, attractions businesses, tours and cruises, hospitality outlets, sporting facilities, meeting facilities and many other tourism related businesses as well as Local Government Authorities. To find out more about the Outback Queensland Tourism Association please go to

Tourism Tropical North QLD

The TNQ region is best known as the gateway to the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef and Wet Tropics Rainforests (the only place in the world where the ‘rainforest meets the reef’). The region encompasses Cape York Peninsula and Torres Strait in the north, Cairns, Cairns Beaches, Palm Cove, Port Douglas, Daintree and Cape Tribulation, Cooktown, Gulf Savannah, Kuranda, Atherton Tablelands, Mission Beach and south to Cardwell. The land coverage equates to 20% of the total area of Queensland, but is home to only 6% of the Queensland population. To learn more about Tourism Tropical North Queensland please go to

Chamber of Commerce

The QLD Chamber of Commerce supports Queensland businesses through advocacy, training and education, products and services that help businesses work smarter and more efficiently. It also provides advice that keeps businesses informed and protected, as well as networks and partnerships that give businesses the opportunity to grow. To read more about the Qld Chamber of Commerce please go to