For those of you considering a lifestyle change or perhaps, are contemplating relocation for work purposes, then the Mackay region is certainly a great place to live!
The region as a whole is home to 120,000 friendly people and the relaxed tropical city of Mackay has a population in excess of 80,000. It is no wonder the region can offer such an abundant range of services and facilities. The vibrant developing community can proudly boast being a City where people can pursue a wide range of interests and lifestyles in a secure environment.
The Mackay Region has economic diversity and a progressive community attitude towards development. This region is the largest sugar cane producing area in Australia, and the Port of Mackay has the largest bulk export sugar terminal in the world.
Mackay City is a vital service centre for the Bowen Basin mines located to Mackay's west, which provide an enormous natural resource, producing 85% of Australia's coal. Subsequent population growth from the mining sector in particular is contributing to the strength of the local economy.
The diversity of the region spreads beyond primary industries alone, a maturing and developing tourism industry is a large economic driver, with over 1/2 million domestic visitors to the region each year.
Mackay Region's weather is one of its top attractions. Summers consist of warm to hot tropical weather (December to March expect humidity), while the remainder of the year provides invariably blue skies, sunshine and cool nights. Not only this, but the region is home to 31 beautiful beaches, a picturesque blue river, and a pristine rainforest hinterland.
Why not come and live in this gorgeous climate that Mackay can offer all year round!
Source: Mackay Tourism