Opportunities

The region has experienced the most prolonged period of growth in recent history which has established Mackay as a modern, new-age regional city.

The region’s growth is fuelled by the strength of our diversified economy, led by our globally recognised resource and engineering sector, resurging agribusiness, and growth in construction, education, logistics and tourism.

Mackay’s employment, investment and development opportunities, 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.

Growing from strength to strength

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Tourism

10% visitor growth from September 2016 - September 2017

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Housing

2.8% rental vacancy rate - lowest levels since 2009

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Development

Over $2 Billion in regional development activity

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Unemployment

Continues to drop 8.3% in December 2015 to 5.5% in September 2017 (below QLD average)

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Jobs

2 consecutive years of employment growth - Current work force is the highest ever