The Mackay Isaac Whitsunday region is one of the most naturally beautiful and resource-rich locations in Australia. Here you’ll find the magnificence of the Great Barrier Reef and Whitsunday Islands. The region is also home to the Bowen and Galilee basins, the largest coal mining deposits in Australia. In fact, it’s the principal services support centre for the mining and resources sector in Central Queensland, providing specialist industrial, transport and supply chain services.
The major sectors of the Mackay Isaac Whitsunday region are agriculture, tourism, horticulture, aquaculture, mining, manufacturing and construction.
Local business services and support
We’re committed to helping local businesses find project opportunities. Strengthening Mackay Isaac Whitsunday is a targeted suite of activities that help local businesses compete for work. This is done by improving their tendering and supply chain capabilities.
Activities in the region include workshops and mentoring services. Industry briefings support businesses at all stages of project supply chains, including sub-contracting and supplier arrangements.
We’re committed to providing local businesses with full, fair and reasonable opportunities to participate in government and non-government projects across Queensland.
These activities are part of how we’re delivering on the Queensland Government's vision to strengthen the economy, create jobs and grow the region.
Major project supply chain activities
We’re focussed on supply chain activities for major regional projects.
Clarke Creek Wind Farm
The Clark Creek Wind Farm Project will be located in Clarke Creek, about 150 km north-west of Rockhampton and 150 km south of Mackay in Central Queensland. The wind farm is a $1 billion investment that will involve the construction of up to 195 wind turbines and associated ancillary infrastructure. The life of the wind farm is 25 years. It’s estimated that 350 jobs will be created during the construction period and up to 25 full-time jobs will be required when operational.
Lacour Energy has partnered with Goldwind Australia Pty Ltd (Goldwind) to deliver the Clarke Creek Integrated Wind, Solar and battery power station project. Goldwind will supply the wind turbines to the project and manage construction works. The project is in the final phases of feasibility. Construction is planned to start in 2019 and be completed by early to mid-2021.
We’re working with Lacour and Goldwind to facilitate local industry participation in the project through the Clarke Creek Local Business Participation Program. The program will be implemented in a three-stage process via the Industry Capability Network (ICN) and industry briefing sessions. Businesses can register interest in supply opportunities through the ICN Gateway.
Events and resources
Events, workshops and support services are available for businesses in the region.
- Queensland Government QTenders
- Industry Capability Network Portal
- Queensland Contracts Directory
- Building and Asset Services eTender System
- VendorPanel (External Provider)
Is your business a Mackay Isaac Whitsunday success story?
We want to hear success stories from Mackay Isaac Whitsunday businesses. If you're a successful local business and would like to share your story, it could be featured in a case studies, industry briefing or media release.
Main office (Mackay)
Level 4, 44 Nelson Street, Mackay
PO Box 710, Mackay Qld 4740
07 4898 6800
Office hours: 8.30 am to 5 pm Monday to Friday.
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