Community Profile

The Greater Whitsunday Region (map), spans an area of some some 90,000 sqkm from St Lawrence in the south, to Bowen in the north and beyond Clermont in the west. With unparalleled natural beauty and resources; strong and proven industry performance; vast agricultural lands and thriving communities; the potential of the Mackay, Isaac and Whitsunday region is immense.

The economy of the Greater Whitsunday Region offers diverse investment opportunities with a proven track record as a region for growth and prosperity. The Isaac region is home to the Bowen Basin, 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. Mackay is the centre of one of Australia’s most developed Mining Equipment, Technology and Service (METS) industries and the Whitsundays is a world-class tourism destination attracting more than a million visitors annually. The Greater Whitsunday region also boasts a strong agribusiness sector and is one of the nation's largest sugar and bio commodity producers.

A regional approach to economic development is vital and Greater Whitsunday Alliance is the peak advocacy body to promote the region and secure the funding required to stimulate development and facilitate growth.

This website presents economic and demographic insights for the Greater Whitsunday Region. For further information and assistance in relation to business and investment please contact GW3, phone: (07) 4845 8222.

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