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



MACKAY: Minor planning scheme policy update

Minor changes to the Mackay planning scheme policies (PSP) are expected to be made on March 1. These will affect PSPs regarding subsurface drainage design, structures/bridge design, cycle facilities, and pathway design, pavement design, and site regrading.

Nominations closing soon

Nominations for the position of Branch President and for membership to the Branch Executive Committee opened earlier this month.

Check your RPEQ

Queensland’s engineering industry should be prepared for compliance audits and investigations into non-compliance with the Professional Engineers (PE) Act to be conducted.

Local Events

Lunch with the Mackay Mayor

March 26, 2021 Mackay / Whitsunday

Join us on March 26 to hear direct from Mayor Greg Williamson on his vision for the Mackay region.

Event details


Cr. Greg Williamson


Mackay Whitsunday Branch