The Mackay region has experienced the most prolonged period of growth in recent history and Mackay has established itself as a modern, regional city. Mackay’s employment, buoyant economy and lifestyle attributes are just some of the many positive aspects that encourage people to live, work and play in the Mackay region.
Get closer to nature in the Mackay region. The unique and friendly wildlife, coupled with the breath-taking beauty of national parks, beaches, islands and countryside, makes the Mackay region a nature lover’s dream location.
With 261 days of sunshine per year, 31 beaches, pristine rainforests and easy access to nearby islands, Mackay is a relaxed and idyllic destination.
Investment opportunities are ripe and council has a determined focus on setting and supporting an active economic and industry development agenda.
Council’s Economic Development Program proactively works with our region’s stakeholders to encourage and facilitate business growth by providing an environment where local industries thrive and flourish.
The local industry provides 66,991 regional jobs. Our region boasts an innovation business community demonstrated by ranking eighth highest for registered patents per capita in Australia.
With more than $1 billion worth of projects currently approved or under development, the Mackay region is positioned to further capitalise on its recent growth.
The growth of the Mackay region is supported by a coordinated group of key regional stakeholders and industry bodies.
This collaboration has provided a coordinated focus on the region’s top priorities which will drive Mackay’s economic future.