South Mackay is home to the Mackay Airport, primary and secondary schools, sports facilities and grounds, hotels and retirement homes. This area is also popular for workers in Paget and Sarina making the daily drive to and from work a little more convenient. Brick homes and Queenslanders are the order of the day in South Mackay with renovation making homes more contemporary and upmarket. There are homes from the early days of Mackay in this suburb as well as a number of historic buildings.
There is not much room for further residential expansion in South Mackay itself; however the Beach Mackay development at Far Beach is promising to be spectacular. The Beach Mackay boasts 34 luxury beach houses, seven apartment buildings and 42 dual-key apartments and retail space in a stunning tropical garden and beachfront setting.