Mobility is a core feature of our economy. Transport services link manufacturers to markets and enable individuals to access employment, goods, services and social
opportunities. Roads will continue to dominate mobility of people and freight in the Mackay region. By consolidating the urban form and influencing the location, scale, density and mix of land uses through strategic planning an efficient transport system (including roads, passenger transport, cycling and walking), can be developed. Facilitating a consolidated urban form is a key principle in the development of the Mackay 200k+ Planning Scheme.
As part of the development of the Mackay 200k+ Planning Scheme policies such as an Integrated Access and Mobility Strategy will be developed to decrease reliance on private car use and facilitating the development of walkable neighbourhoods, cycling facilities and public transport.