About the Region

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The Mackay, Isaac and Whitsunday region is renowned for its wealth in natural resources, comprehensive infrastructure, sound livability credentials and outstanding beauty and tourism attractions.

Together this region has evolved to become one of Australia’s strongest regional economies contributing some $16 billion annually to the nation’s GDP. The region is home to more than 170,000 residents across three regional council boundary areas. Importantly, one of the key features of the region is accessibility. The expanding construction and development industry is underpinned by world class port facilities, rail and air infrastructure.

MACKAY

The Mackay region is home to a diverse and vibrant community with rural and coastal living opportunities in 30 townships, small rural settlements and rural residential areas. The Mackay Regional Local Government Area is one of the fastest growing in Queensland, with a population of over 120,000 people. The region's prosperous economy is expected to continue to drive strong population growth over the next 20 years.

Only an hour's flight from Brisbane, the Mackay region boasts an enviable lifestyle and a buoyant economy with the benefits of a fast-growing coastal city. Its coastal location is complemented by its spectacular natural environment. This includes 31 beautiful beaches, a picturesque blue river and a pristine rainforest hinterland.

For more information about the Mackay Region, visit the Mackay Regional Council website by clicking here.


ISAAC

The Isaac local government area spans an area of approximately 58,000 km2 in Central Queensland, from the coast to the coalfields. Located 1,000km north-west of Brisbane and 900km south of Cairns, with access to world class export infrastructure, the area is strategically placed to capitalise on the economic opportunities associated with the rise of Asia.

The estimated resident population is 24,215, although with an additional 11,085 resource sector workers housed in temporary accommodation at any one time the full-time equivalent population is estimated at 35,845. As at June 2014 the Isaac LGA hosts 25 operating coal mines, with a further two under construction and 27 in advanced development phase. Agriculture is also another key industry for the region with a growing livestock sector.

For more information about the Isaac Region, visit the Isaac Regional Council website by clicking here.


WHITSUNDAY

The Whitsunday region encompasses a total land area of 23,862 km2 and includes the major townships of Airlie Beach, Bowen, Cannonvale, Collinsville and Proserpine and is home to approximately 35,500 permanent residents. As the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and the magnificent 74 Whitsunday Islands, the Whitsunday region has one of the fastest growing populations in Queensland. Boasting a strong and diverse economy driven by the agriculture, construction, mining and tourism industries; the Whitsunday region is on track to becoming an economic powerhouse in Queensland.

Renowned for its relaxed lifestyle, the region boasts beaches, rainforests and large tracts of national parkland. While the region is rural and coastal in its nature, residents and visitors alike enjoy access to contemporary facilities including museums, art galleries, cafes, hotels and restaurants, entertainment facilities and cinemas.

For more information about the Whitsunday Region, visit the Whitsunday Regional Council website by clicking here.

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