Business in the region

Mackay Regional Council is fully committed to maintaining a positive cycle of growth, investment and development. Our region's industries play a pivotal role in employment, population growth and long-term sustainability.

If you are thinking of starting a new business or investing in the region please contact Council's Economic Development team on or call 1300 MACKAY (622 529) and ask for Economic Development.

Starting a business

Are you thinking of starting a business in the Mackay region? Below are some handy links to the Queensland Government's Business and Industry Portal website.

Approvals & permits

You may need a planning and building approval to start or expand your business. Some individual or business activities require a permit or licence. Do you have a general planning or development question? Complete the planning advice customer request.

Going in to Business with council

Due to the wide breadth of services provided to the community, a diverse range of providers are required to assist council in achieving these objectives. Find out information on council's tender opportunities.

Business services & support organisations