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This is one of Australia's most naturally beautiful and resource-rich regions, with the Great Barrier Reef, Whitsunday Islands, and the Bowen and Galilee basins, the largest coal mining deposits in Australia. The region is also the principal services support centre for the mining and resources sector in Central Queensland, providing specialist industrial, transport and supply chain services. Agriculture, tourism, horticulture, aquaculture, mining, manufacturing and construction are the major sectors.

Services and support for local business

The Queensland Government is committed to helping local businesses identify project opportunities and building their tendering and supply chain capability, so they can be competitive when tendering for work associated with regional projects.

Strengthening Mackay Isaac Whitsunday is a targeted suite of activities that help local businesses improve their capability to compete for this work.

Local content activities in the region include workshops, mentoring services and industry briefings supporting businesses at all stages of project supply chains, including sub-contracting and supplier arrangements.

These activities demonstrate our ongoing commitment to ensuring local businesses are provided with full, fair and reasonable opportunities to participate in government and non-government projects across Queensland.

They are part of how we are delivering on the Queensland Government's vision to strengthen the economy, create jobs and grow the region.

Major project supply chain activities

We are focussed on supply chain activities for major regional projects including:

Byerwen Coal Project

Byerwen Coal was granted mining leases for the Byerwen Coal Project in May 2017.

Stage one construction and early works were completed in late 2017. Approximately 280 jobs were created during the construction phase.

Byerwen Coal has maintained comprehensive networks with local suppliers and will continue to work with the Queensland Government to engage with potential and successful contractors on local participation initiatives as operations continue into the future.

If you're interested in supply opportunities please complete our supply chain opportunties survey.

View outcomes of the initiative.

Mackay Ring Road Project

CPB Contractors was appointed in August 2017 as the successful contractor to undertake Stage 1 construction for the Mackay Ring Road.

The Mackay Ring Road Supply Chain Development Program aimed to maximise opportunities for local employment on this major road infrastructure project. The program included providing key information and skills development initiatives to support and help regional businesses be better positioned to win work on the project.

Mackay Isaac Whitsunday events and resources

Businesses in the MIW region are encouraged to register for events, workshops and support services, or access resources, via the links below.

Register for alerts regarding current and upcoming regional project opportunities for contractors, subcontractors and suppliers via the links below:

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Contact us

Main office (Mackay)

Level 4, 44 Nelson Street, Mackay
PO Box 710, Mackay Qld 4740
07 4898 6800
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