Council working towards a more inclusive region

Published: 15 May 2023

Council wants to make the Mackay region a more inclusive place for people of all ages, abilities, cultural backgrounds and genders.

In an exciting step towards that goal, the organisation is currently developing a new Accessible Communities Action Plan.

Mayor Greg Williamson said the plan was about addressing how we could better support people with disability and groups with mobility and accessibility concerns.

“This diverse group includes older people, carers with prams, people who speak English as a second language and those with sensory or other neurodiversity needs,” Mayor Williamson said.

“This council’s vision is for the Mackay region to be the best region for liveability and livelihood – and that means for the whole community,” he said.

“Council’s goal is to make information, activities and our spaces and places as usable as possible to as many people as possible.”

To develop the Accessible Communities Action Plan, council wants to hear ideas and feedback from the public.

To provide your feedback, visit to complete a 10-minute online survey.

Hard-copy surveys are also available at all Mackay Regional Council Libraries and the Senior Citizens Centre in Macalister Street, Mackay.

Your input can help make the Mackay region more accessible and inclusive for everyone!

You can also stay informed on the progress of council's Accessible Communities Action Plan and other opportunities for people with disability by subscribing to update emails.

The survey closes Sunday, June 11, 2023 at 11.59pm.