The Mackay Region is home to many significant historical buildings and landmarks.
Over the years council has undertaken various projects to identify and research historical buildings and land marks in the Mackay City and the wider Mackay- Pioneer Valley region.The most recent is the fact sheets and virtual tour below.
Mackay Region Heritage Discovery Trails
Adventure into the past, in the footsteps of our locals and enjoy a series of self-guided Heritage Discovery Trails from around our region. The heritage trails are presented on a digital platform, displaying multi-media including some fantastic historic images and fascinating stories of our rich historic and cultural heritage. Click here to access the Mackay City Centre & Waterfront Heritage Trail.
Pioneer Valley Driving Trail coming soon…
Mackay Region Local Heritage Register
Mackay boasts and extensive collection of art deco and historically significant buildings. It is unique due to the intactness and extent of the collection in the city centre. Click here for information on each building through our interactive map.
Conserving heritage houses in the Mackay region
Do you own a property you would like to restore? Supporting information for home owners in our character areas and beyond is here.
Historical planning schemes
Mackay City had the first planning scheme in the State, developed by town planner R.A McInnis and adopted in 1934. Historical planning was influenced by prominent Queenslanders including architect Karl Langer. Historical planning schemes available can be found here.
Registered heritage places
The region hosts a number of heritage properties which are listed or protected in a variety of formats. Read more about registered places and heritage protection here.
Heritage planning and studies
The Planning scheme protects local heritage and is underpinned by numerous background studies. Read more here.
Helpful resources to find out more about heritage planning
Council maintains numerous brochures to assist visitors to navigate notable heritage in the region.
Our Heritage Awards, first celebrated in 2004, are a biennial event which pays tribute to those individuals, schools and organisations that make an outstanding effort to keep our region's heritage alive. The awards are now open until January 28 and everyone is encouraged to participate. Entry is free,