Thursday, August 31, 2023


Mackay and Whitsunday Life


An exciting new website has been launched encouraging people to “Discover Mackay”, promoting Mackay as the ultimate destination to live, work, invest and explore.

Mayor Greg Williamson said the website extended on council’s existing Discover Mackay promotion, with a special emphasis on investing and working in our region.

“The four key features of the website aim to encourage visitors to discover exactly what they will find if they choose to visit or make Mackay their home,” Mayor Williamson said.

The website highlights why people should choose to "live" in Mackay – with its warm summers, mild winters, more than 30 beaches and cool rainforest hinterland.

People looking to "work" in our region can access the Mackay Region Jobs website, which is a specific site for businesses and individuals to search for their dream career or their ideal employee.

“There is also the opportunity for local businesses to post their vacant positions on the site for free,” Mayor Williamson said.

For those seeking to "invest", the website offers information on our diversified economy, links to working with council to set up a business as well as funding opportunities on offer.

Finally, locals and visitors alike are encouraged to "explore" our region’s exceptional leisure activities, from feeding a wallaby on the beach, attending a concert or cultural festival or partaking in some fishing – there’s something for everyone.

Mayor Williamson said the Discover Mackay website would go further to entice growth in our region and to fill the current job shortage we are experiencing.

“There are plenty of amazing job opportunities available here in Mackay and we want to make it easier for people to find out how they can achieve that perfect work/life balance right here,” Mayor Williamson said.

“We also want to continue to encourage investment in our town to grow our economy and make the region the most vibrant and exciting in Queensland,” he said.

Resource Industry Network General Manager Dean Kirkwood said it was rare these days for people to move based on a job alone.

“There are so many opportunities available to people all around Australia that we must highlight why living and working in this region is so great,” Mr Kirkwood said.

“The Discover Mackay website is a one-stop-shop that promotes the best of Mackay.  By utilising this tool, businesses will be better placed to attract labour from all around Australia and the World,” he said.

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Mackay Mayor Greg Williamson, right, and Resource Industry Network General Manager Dean Kirkwood at the launch of the new Discover Mackay website

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