Strategically located on the footstep of Queensland’s engine room – the resource industry – Mackay is a premier mining services hub. The city is in striking distance to the Whitsunday islands and Great Barrier Reef and is the service centre for the Greater Whitsunday Region. Built on the back of the sugar industry, Mackay continues to evolve and change as a significant Queensland city.
Mackay Regional Council, armed with initiatives like its Facilitating Development in the Mackay Region Policy, actively promotes development and investment. The Mackay Waterfront PDA, recently declared by the State Government, is a real game changer for the region. It covers 172 hectares and incorporates five precincts – Riverside, highlighting the city’s striking bluewater river; Beachside; City Centre; Enterprise; and key events space Queens Park. Mackay Waterfront really is Queensland’s Bluewater Edge.