Mackay Regional Council is committed to working collaboratively to support business and industry, build our capabilities, promote Mackay as an attractive investment destination and realise the potential of our region.
Council has a history of establishing key partnerships with industry groups and industry members to promote the region and further enhance its reputation in the global market.
Greater Whitsunday Alliance (GW3)
The Greater Whitsunday Alliance (GW3) is an economic development body funded as an alliance of the three local governments in the region in collaboration with business, industry and community organisations.
The three regional councils of Mackay, Isaac and Whitsunday are working together to improve the lives of residents and support the delivery of projects that benefit the wider region.
As a not-for-profit organisation, GW3’s financial support comes from the three councils, but operates independently and works closely with Regional Development Australia and State and Federal Governments to highlight the needs and priorities of the region
Mackay Tourism Ltd is the peak tourism organisation for the Mackay and Isaac regions. As a not-for-profit, membership-based, marketing and destination development organisation, Mackay Tourism promotes the Mackay and Isaac regions for both leisure and business to Australia and the world. Mackay Tourism also runs the accredited Mackay Visitor Information Centre.
Mackay Regional Council is a proud major partner of Mackay Tourism.
Chamber of Commerce
The goal of the Mackay Region Chamber of Commerce is to establish Mackay as the number one business region in Australia.
The Chamber has a long, proud history of supporting local businesses. Their greatest strength is the ongoing support and interest of their members.
The Mackay Region Chamber of Commerce charter includes:
- Championing the issues which face business in the Mackay region.
- Developing and promoting the Mackay region as the premier business region in Australia.
- Supporting local business by creating an optimum environment to grow and prosper.
Mackay Regional Council is a proud corporate sponsor of the Chamber of Commerce.
Resource Industry Network
Resource Industry Network (RIN) is a not-for-profit, membership based cooperative established to represent resource sector companies within the region. A key aim of RIN is to bring together the local industry sectors from around the region and facilitate networking and relationship building opportunities. Regular networking allows companies to get a better understanding of other businesses and to develop a culture of trust and sharing of resources along with the ability to access and share knowledge and information.
A key initiative of the Resource Industry Network is their Capability and Procurement Portal that seeks to promote the capabilities and capacity the region offers and to connect businesses and industry to develop the local economy.
The Regional Industry Capability Directory is another RIN initiative that is being established to identify the depth of engineering and heavy industrial services available in the region.
Mackay Regional Council is a proud strategic partner of the Resource Industry Network.
Bowen Basin Mining Club
The Bowen Basin Mining Club (BBMC) was established to develop the communication channels across all facets of the resource sectors. With bi-monthly networking luncheons across the region, it provides a platform for key resource sector personnel to share project announcements, updates, supply chain information and other topics relevant to the membership base.
Mackay Regional Council is a proud annual sponsor of the Bowen Basin Mining Club.