Mackay Whitsunday

The Mackay Whitsunday Branch understands the important role our industry plays in boosting regional economic activity and creating liveable communities.

The development industry employs 7 per cent of the region’s workforce.

As a branch we know that when our industry is doing well, our community is doing well. We are passionate advocates for our members ensuring that our region provides quality and affordable housing and development choices for our growing population. We are proud of our reputation as the expert advisors to the Mackay Regional Council and we have worked hard to develop strong relationships with local businesses, decision makers and government officers.

Branch Committee

Sean Sandford (Branch President) SCG Urban
Frank Galvin Alder Development
Kate Large Aurecon
Chris Porter Mosaic Consulting
Paul Thompson Pointglen Developments
Gordon Heelan Coastal Building Approval Service
Tracey Doyle Stantec
Kellianne Wynne Wynne Planning and Development
Michael Jewell Jewell Planning


NATIONAL: UDIA End of Year Update

UDIA National President, Col Dutton, has taken the opportunity to reflect on policy and advocacy nationally and on some of the major advocacy outcomes UDIA has achieved for members in 2023.

Local Events

Mackay Whitsunday Overcoming Climate Challenges

May 23, 2024 Mackay / Whitsunday

Join us on 23 May to explore the challenges and opportunities amid rising climate change and flooding concerns in the region.

Event details


Jaco Ackerman


Mackay Whitsunday Branch