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The Greater Whitsunday region is one of the most naturally beautiful and resource-rich locations in Australia. From the largest coal mining deposits in Australia, the Bowen and Galilee basins, to the iconic Great Barrier Reef and Whitsunday Islands, the region is an economic powerhouse that is key to Queensland’s economy.

The region is one of the largest winter growing vegetable regions in Australia, producing over $185 million worth of annual produce across the major commodities of tomatoes, capsicums, beans, mangoes and melons. Broad acre growers across the region account for approximately one-third of Australia’s sugar cane in addition to a range of other crops including cereals and oilseeds.

Livestock production, predominately beef cattle, generates $486 million of gross value for the region, which represents approximately 10% of Queensland’s beef industry. The region is also at the epicentre of the state’s burgeoning aquaculture industry with significant private investment driving the region’s current annual prawn production rates of 5000 tonnes to 20,000 tonnes by 2030.

The Greater Whitsunday is home to the QUT Renewable Biocommodites Pilot Plant, a pilot scale research and development centre that aims to develop commercially viable biofuels and biocommodity products and processes. Australia’s largest producer of sugar-based ethanol and one of only three commercial biorefineries in Queensland, the Wilmar BioEthanol Bio-refinery, is also located in the region.


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Greater Whitsunday Alliance

Mackay, Mackay Whitsunday

07 4845 8222

Reef Catchments

Mackay, Mackay Whitsunday

07 4968 4200

Whitsunday Regional Council

Proserpine, Mackay Whitsunday

07 4945 0200

Whitsunday Climate Change Innovation Hub

Cannonvale, Mackay Whitsunday

1300 972 753

Mackay Regional Council

Mackay, Mackay Whitsunday

1300 622 529

Resources Centre of Excellence

Mackay, Mackay Whitsunday

07 4952 4184


Longreach, Mackay Whitsunday

07 4652 5665

Makerspaces Mackay

Mackay, Mackay Whitsunday

07 4911 4145

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Becker Mining Systems

Mackay, Mackay Whitsunday

02 4941 3300

Cove Engineering

Mackay Whitsunday

07 4952 5242

Consolidated Plastics Mackay

Mackay Whitsunday

07 4957 2472

Dickos Engineering

Mackay Whitsunday

0407 152 766


Mackay Whitsunday

07 4983 2038

JP Piping Systems

Mackay Whitsunday

07 4957 5999

Melco Engineering

Mackay Whitsunday

07 4952 5554