Our Region

The economy of the Greater Whitsunday Region offers diverse investment opportunities with a proven track record as a region for growth and prosperity.  The Bowen and Galilee Basins housing the largest coal mining deposits in Australia. The majority of Queensland’s prime coking coal reserves are mined here, including the highest grade metallurgical coal in the world.  The region also boasts a strong agribusiness sector and is one of the nation's largest sugar and bio commodity producers. 

One of the most important features of this region is accessibility.  The expanding construction and development industry is underpinned by world class port facilities, rail and air infrastructure.

Why is our region so successful?

For more information about Whitsunday Regional Organisation of Councils (ROC) and how they can assist you explore our region further, contact the Executive Officer: info@whitsundayregion.org.au


The following videos were produced for the Regional Showcase in 2015, and highlight the inherent diversity in the region.

The Mackay Region The Mackay Region (38455 KB)

The Isaac Region The Isaac Region (43465 KB)

The Whitsundays The Whitsundays (41820 KB)

Mackay Isaac Whitsunday Region Video Mackay Isaac Whitsunday Region Video (136487 KB)