About the region

Mackay is perfectly positioned amidst abundant resources and provides an idyllic coastal lifestyle with 31 beaches, a picturesque blue river and pristine rainforest hinterland, there is no shortage of natural beauty to explore.

Port of Harbour

Export Ready Program Mackay 2016
Mackay Regional Council, in partnership with Trade and Investment Queensland (TIQ) and Resource Industry Network (RIN), has engaged Export Council of Australia and their team of leading international trade specialists to deliver the Export Ready Program for businesses within the Mackay region.

Training will be provided on a range of topics and will be presented by a team of leading international trade specialists.

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Research and Statistics
The Mackay Regional Local Government Area (map) is one of the fastest-growing in Queensland, with a population of over 120,000. The region’s growth is fuelled by strong activity in the resources sector, resurgence in agribusiness, and growth in construction, logistics and tourism.

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Starting a Business
Mackay offers a stable and supported business environment with strong activity in the resources and agricultural sectors. As a region, Mackay offers diverse opportunities for career advancement including trades and professionals across a broad range of industries.

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Investment Attraction
The region has a proven track record as a centre of growth and prosperity and provides direct access to the rich coal deposits in the Bowen and Galilee Basins and is well known as a sugar producing region. Mackay hosts Queensland’s fifth busiest airport with direct flights to Sydney, Brisbane, Townsville and Rockhampton. With access to skills, key infrastructure and export markets, there are untapped opportunities for growth in a diverse range of industries.

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Funding and Incentive Programs

Facade Improvement Schemes
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Invest Mackay Events & Conference Attraction Program
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Diversify Mackay Leadership Alliance
Diversify Mackay Leadership Alliance is a collaboration and formal alliance of business, industry, community organisations and government working together as one voice to create a sustainable future for the people of Mackay.

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101 Things to do in the region
There is so much to see in do in the Mackay Region that is bound to keep the whole family entertained from tasting the local produce to forest flying in the rainforest to viewing platypus in the wild to unleashing your inner dare devil on the incredible jet boat experience.

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