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

Mark McGrath (Branch President) McKays NQ Pty Ltd
Chris Porter Premise
Duncan Nelson Aurecon Australasia (Mackay)
Gordon Heelan Coastal Building Approval Service
Greg Porter Porters
Michael Jewell Jewell Planning
Paul Thompson Pointglen Developments
Peter Phillips Gardian
Ryan Booth IPN Mackay Whitsunday


BIFOLA hits now: check new requirements

October 1 is the date some new requirements arising from the Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2020 (BIFOLA Act) come into play.

State Government Infrastructure charges cap and SARA fee increases

The Infrastructure Charges cap is up by 2.9% and State Agency Referral Assessment (SARA) fees and tribunal fees are up by 1.8%. In light of the challenging economic conditions, the decision to increase state fees during a global pandemic and…

Street design manual: walkable neighbourhoods

Aligning with the Queensland Government’s introduction of the Healthy and active communities mandatory provisions, the Street Design Manual: Walkable Neighbourhoods is live and available for members to support planning for and delivering walkable neighbourhoods.


Mackay Whitsunday Branch