People across Australia and abroad are being encouraged to “Discover Mackay”.
A new website, which can be found at discovermackay.com.au, promotes Mackay as the ultimate destination to live, work, invest and explore.
Discover Mackay is a one-stop-shop allowing anyone across the world to dive deep into everything the region has to offer through its easy-to-navigate tabs.
Mayor Greg Williamson says the website extends on council’s existing Discover Mackay promotion, with a special emphasis on investing and working in our region.
“The four key features of the website aim to encourage visitors to discover exactly what they will find if they choose to visit or make Mackay their home,” Mayor Williamson says.
“We know the Mackay region is the best place to live and work and we want to encourage everyone to come and find out all the exciting aspects that make Mackay so fantastic.”
The website highlights why people should choose to “live” in Mackay – with its warm summers, mild winters, more than 30 beaches and cool rainforest hinterland.
People looking to “work” in our region can access the Mackay Region Jobs website, which is a specific site for businesses and individuals to search for their dream career or their ideal employee.
They can also access links to training opportunities via the Queensland Skills Gateway.
“We encourage local businesses to use this resource to show prospective employees all that Mackay has to offer,” Mayor Williamson says.
“There is also the opportunity for local businesses to post their vacant positions on the site for free.”
For those seeking to “invest”, the website offers information on our diversified economy, links to working with council to set up a business as well as funding opportunities on offer.
Finally, locals and visitors alike are encouraged to “explore” our region’s exceptional leisure activities, from feeding a wallaby on the beach, attending a concert or cultural festival or partaking in some fishing – there’s something for everyone.
Mayor Williamson says the Discover Mackay website would go further to entice growth in our region and to fill the current job shortage we are experiencing.
“There are plenty of amazing job opportunities available here in Mackay and we want to make it easier for people to find out how they can achieve that perfect work/life balance right here,” Mayor Williamson says.
“We also want to continue to encourage investment in our town to grow our economy and make the region the most vibrant and exciting in Queensland.”
Resource Industry Network General Manager Dean Kirkwood says it is rare these days for people to move based on a job alone.
“There are so many opportunities available to people all around Australia that we must highlight why living and working in this region is so great,” Mr Kirkwood says.
“The Discover Mackay website is a one-stop-shop that promotes the best of Mackay. By utilising this tool, businesses will be better placed to attract labour from all around Australia and the World.”