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Key Stakeholders

The Greater Whitsunday Council of Mayors (previously Whitsunday Regional Organisation of Councils (ROC)) is a collaborative partnership between Mackay Regional Council, Isaac Regional Council and Whitsunday Regional Council. 

 


See the below regional snapshots for more information.

Mackay Region

There has never been a better time to live, work and Invest in the Mackay Region.

LIVE
Mackay is perfectly positioned amidst abundant resources and provides an idyllic coastal lifestyle. With 31 beaches, a picturesque blue river and pristine rainforest hinterland, there is no shortage of natural beauty to explore. The vibrant Mackay City Centre is the soul of the region and hub for business, retail and hospitality. Featuring an award winning Regional Art Gallery and the Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre, Mackay is a place of arts and culture.

WORK
Mackay offers a stable and supported business environment with strong activity in the resources and agricultural sectors. As a region, Mackay offers diverse opportunities for career advancement including trades and professionals across a broad range of industries. With access to technology, transport and freight options, Mackay is a services hub that supplies professional, manufacturing and engineering services to both the region and around the world.

LEARN
Mackay has an exceptional range of education options with access to quality early learning centres, primary and secondary schools. CQUniversity was Australia’s first comprehensive university, offering over 300 courses and programs from Certificate to Masters. Today, CQUniversity Mackay boasts a City campus and a $46 million trades Trades Training Centre.

INVEST
The region has a proven track record as a centre of growth and prosperity and provides direct access to the rich coal deposits in the Bowen and Galilee Basins and is well known as a sugar producing region. Mackay hosts Queensland’s fifth busiest airport with direct flights to Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, the Gold Coast, Townsville and Rockhampton. With access to skills, key infrastructure and export arkets, there are untapped opportunities for growth in a diverse range of industries. For more information about Mackay Regional Council, go to www.mackay.qld.gov.au

Isaac Region

Mining, agriculture, unique experiences and smart businesses keep the Isaac region ticking year round

LIVE
From modern mining towns to picturesque coastal villages, the Isaac region offers the best of coastal and country living. With strong, friendly and diverse communities, Isaac is a great place to raise a family. Its towns are safe, secure, affordable and have options for quality education, health and employment. There are no traffic lights, space to breathe and when the day’s work is done there are plenty of ways to unwind, either at home, in town, playing sport or exploring surrounding attractions.

WORK
As the largest mining region in Queensland with 25 operating coal mines and a $303 million agricultural industry, Isaac offers a great range of employment and entrepreneurial opportunities across the resources, logistics, agricultural and tourism sectors. The region has a great level of accommodation and food services supported by a strong range of trade services, rural suppliers, transportation and retail. In Isaac, you can achieve the work/life balance you are looking for.

LEARN
The Isaac region has a variety of education opportunities for residents of all ages. the region boasts a range of quality early learning centres, primary schools and secondary schools and links to tertiary education providers. The region is home to trade training excellence centres which facilitate hands-on learning and career pathways into trade-based careers. Isaac’s regional libraries also offer a range of online learning tools and resources from early literacy; arts, music and literature; genealogy; geography; history; and language.

INVEST
The Isaac region is literally at the coal-face of mining investment in Australia. Situated in the northern Bowen Basin and adjacent to the emerging Galilee Basins, the region has excellent connecting infrastructure to coastal ports, rail, water and road networks. The region’s current labour force is highly experienced in servicing the mining, gas, agriculture, aquaculture and tourism sectors. There is ample and affordable industrial and residential land, ready to accommodate a range of industry growth and development needs including ancillary activities. For more information about Isaac Regional Council, go to www.isaac.qld.gov.au

Whitsunday region

The Whitsundays . . . Natural Beauty, Global Attraction. We have it all!

LIVE
Enjoy living in one of the world’s best tourism destinations with direct access to tropical islands, the Great Barrier Reef, perfect sailing conditions, world class fishing, and a warm tropical climate. The Whitsunday community provides an envious work/life balance and a relaxed and safe place to raise a family.

WORK
The Whitsundays is a centre for innovation, entrepreneurship and business start-ups with increasing employment opportunities across all industry sectors including the growing and diversifying tourism, mining, agriculture, construction and marine industries.

LEARN
The Whitsundays has innovative and modern educational facilities across all levels of education. There are great career pathways across industries and within some Australia’s iconic and world class brands such as Hamilton Island, One and Only, Hancock Coal, Wilmar Sugar, Mulgowie Farming Company as they look to attract talented and innovative workforce.

INVEST
The Whitsundays culture of innovation and entrepreneurship coupled with local and global connectivity presents significant investment opportunities across industry. The region is just beginning to be discovered as an untapped safe and natural choice for investors.The Whitsundays has a natural advantage for investors with predicted growth and global trends across Agriculture, Tourism and Resources – the Whitsundays is the perfect place to invest.

For more information about Whitsunday Regional Council, go to www.whitsunday.qld.gov.au