was established in 2002, comprising of a consortium of local businesses, a Council representative and council staff member who identified that the weight of competition from shopping centres outside the Town of Gawler were having a measurable impact on the operations of the local businesses.

In establishing the group, the Town of Gawler identified that local businesses needed a representative voice on matters affecting business concerns, issues and changes occurring within the region. The Gawler Business Development Group identifies that developing meaningful partnerships is vital in supporting individual businesses. The board consists of 7 to 13 local business owners, who represent the interest of approximately 400 businesses operating from commercial premises.

In July 2011, The Gawler Business Development Group became an Incorporated Association under the Associations Incorporations Act 1985. The objective and purposes of the Association are;

  • To promote and market the business of the Town of Gawler
  • To develop and adopt strategies to develop, manage, co-ordinate and fund marketing initiatives
  • To support and encourage economic viability of business generally within the Town of Gawler
  • To represent the interests of the business community

The Gawler Business Development Group Inc. will continue to look at developing initiatives that focus on projects that are beyond the scope of individual small business with the aim of improving repeat loyal customers, increasing customer numbers and generating improved profits.

To meet GBDG:

Meet 2nd Tues of the month, 7.30am – 9.00am at Symes Accountants, Cnr Twelfth and Forteenth Sts, (enter via church)

Who is eligible to be a member of GBDG:

All Gawler businesses who pay commercial rates
Home based businesses are welcome to join for an annual fee

GBDG Events:

Gawler Business Development Group runs regular networking and community events.  Go to the Events Calendar page to see what is there for you and your business

To contact GBDG:

T 427 604 703 Chairperson, Louise Drummond
T 0488 440 588 Business Liaison & Marketing Officer, Caren Brougham
Postal address PO Box 1635 Gawler, SA 5118