Chair: Cr Ernie Camp

Cr Ernie Camp – Mayor Burke Shire Council. Cr Camp was previously Deputy Mayor for two terms and has also served as a councillor before that. Through his role on Council he not only is Chair of GSD but is also a member of the NW Strategic Development Study and is Chair of the Pastoral Sub Committee as well as a member of the Riversleigh Community and Scientific Advisory Committee. In his life away from Local Government he is a grazier living with his wife and children on a property that has been in his family for over fifty years. He is a member of Agforce, NorthBeef, Gulf Graziers Association and is currently Chair of the Australian Beef Association. Additionally, he is a member of the Burketown SES, Gregory Downs Jockey Club, Gregory Downs Sporting Association, Gregory Landcare Group, Burketown SS P&C and the Isolated Children’s Parent’s Association (ICPA). His interests are fishing, local history and the grassfed beef industry.


Deputy Chair: Cr Craig Young

After being appointed to Carpentaria Shire Council following success at the local government elections in March Cr Young was elected Deputy Mayor by his fellow Councillors. Cr Young has extensive experience in the Grazing Industry having worked as a Station Manager for many years. He serves on many committees in the North including Southern Gulf Resource Management Group, Northern Gulf Resource Management Group, North West Queensland Regional Organisation of Councils and North West Queensland Regional Roads Group.