Mackay Queensland Australia
Situated 968 km north of Brisbane and 130 km south of Airlie Beach, the gateway to the Whitsundays, Mackay is now known as "the Heart of Queensland".
The Mackay Statistical Division comprises eight local government areas in a total area of 90,340 square kilometres or 5.2 % of the total area of Queensland. The region’s estimated resident population at 30 June 2003 was 141,567 persons, or 3.7 per cent of the total Queensland population.
(Source: OESR.qld.gov.au 2004)
Shopping in Mackay
Three major shopping districts in Mackay include over 250 specialty stores at Mt. Pleasant Greenfields, Caneland shopping village and Centrepoint Arcade, "the Fashion Destination."
Major shopping centres include K-Mart, Target, Woolworths, Big-W, Action supermarket, Bunnings, Toyworld, Super-Amart and many more.
Mt. Pleasant Greenfields shopping district.
"The Fashion Destination."
"the Heart of Queensland"
Rotary lookout in North Mackay is well worth visiting. From Rotary lookout, you will see each of the Islands dotting the Mackay coast, and enjoy the spectacular views from the highest point in Mackay.
Among the major industries supporting Mackay is sugarcane production, which accounts for more than 20% of Australia's raw sugar production.
Mackay Sugar is among Australia's largest sugar cane producing and sugar manufacturing companies in Australia, operating four sugar factories in the Mackay Region and injecting $1.5 billion annually into Mackay Region's economy.
Mackay Sugar is also a major participant in sugar refining and marketing throughout Australia and New Zealand.
(Source: www.mkysugar.com.au 2004)
Export terminal - Mackay Harbour.
The Coking Coal mining industry of the Bowen basin also provides the Mackay Region with x$ per annum, with over x coal mines operating in the Mackay Region processing $2,871,329 of coal in 2002 or 55,465.1 tonnes, accounting for 46.5% of Queensland's total coking coal production.
(Source: www.OESR.qld.gov.au 2002)
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