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

12% visitor growth from December 2017 to December 2018

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Housing

Rental vacancy rate continues to drop from 9.8% in December 2014 to 1.7% in December 2018

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Development

Over $2 Billion in regional development activity

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Unemployment

Continues to drop from 8.3% in December 2015 to 3.9% in December 2018 (below QLD average)

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Jobs

65,291 workers with Trades & Services being the top employing industry