With the Great Barrier Reef, the Coral Sea and around 80 tropical islands on its doorstep, Mackay offers an unmatched location and lifestyle within one of the most exciting growth regions in Australia.
Mackay has entered a period of unprecedented growth, with the population expected to increase to 100,000 people in the next 10-15 years. The population increase has been matched by growth in the local economy, particularly in the mining sector, which contributes nearly a billion dollars worth of coal mined in the region each month.
The city of Mackay is growing faster than the Australian and Queensland averages, with more than a billion dollars in new residential and lifestyle developments planned along the waterfront over the coming decade. These developments will see Mackay confirm its position as the regional capital supporting one of Queensland's growth hotspots.
Mackay is one of the best serviced regional centres for transport in Australia, with all major domestic airlines servicing Mackay airport, and the national highway and rail link running past the city. Healthcare and educational services are well represented with three modern hospitals and educational options that include two university campuses.
Mackay is a diverse community that welcomes newcomers from all parts of the world. One in 10 Mackay residents was born overseas, while the city is home to the largest population of Maltese heritage outside the Mediterranean.
Mackay is an extremely pretty and liveable city; big enough to have everything you need, and small enough to afford the lifestyle you desire.
As the saying goes; 'anything worth doing is best undertaken with sand between the toes...'
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