Economic Development Strategy

Encouraging sustainable and diversified jobs and investment in the Mackay region

The Mackay Region Economic Development Strategy 2020-2025 provides a strategic framework and action plan to deliver a coordinated regional approach to economic development and sustainable economic growth.

Mackay Regional Council undertook extensive stakeholder engagement and collaboration with key regional stakeholders to identify an action plan which seeks to deliver a more diversified, vibrant and sustainable economy with a connected and engaged local business base and focused regional leadership.

The Strategy identifies a vision of ‘encouraging sustainable and diversified job and investment in the Mackay region’. A four-pillar framework has been developed to deliver this vision:

  1. Advocacy and Leadership
  2. Investment Attraction
  3. Industry Development
  4. Workforce and Skills

Within each pillar there are specific initiatives that provide clear direction regarding future activities to support economic development, jobs and investments. The Strategy is supported by key regional stakeholders who Council continues to partner with to guide the delivery of our regional economic vision.

Economic Development Strategy 2020-2025