Projected Growth of Mackay Region

The Mackay region has sustained strong population growth in recent times, particularly since 2001. In 2008, the Department of Infrastructure and Planning’s (DIP) Planning Information and Forecasting Unit (PIFU) predicted that the population of the region would increase from 109,613 in 2007 to between 159,878 (1.6% growth) and 189,497 (2.3% growth) in 2031.

Whilst this growth is a huge benefit to the region, it also presents new challenges for planning in our region and its residential and commercial areas, trunk infrastructure and transport networks. Contemporary planning will be required to maintain the quality of our lifestyle, social structures and urban environment. Part of the challenge will be to utilize land more effectively for residential development so we do not deplete this finite resource.

Read more at Mackay Regional Council.