Business information

There are many economic opportunities associated with the Pioneer Valley Mountain Bike Trails project. This project is intended to drive visitation to the Pioneer Valley and surrounding areas. Visitors will require places to stay, eat, drink and service their bikes. After 10 years of successful operations, this project is expected to create 110 full-time equivalent jobs in the region and inject $18 million into the local economy.

Council can assist business owners, starts-ups and established businesses with the following support services and guidance:

  • Facilitating Development in Mackay Region Policy provides a suite of flexible concessions that support private investment in tourism-related businesses which encourage tourists to visit and stay in the Mackay region. Click here to view the policy.
  • The Greater Whitsunday Grant Finder is a handy tool to find available grant opportunities: 
  • The Economic Development team can assist with guidance about your business enquires and connect you with other council departments. To get in touch, contact the Economic Development team on or 1300 MACKAY (622 529).

Click here to view the video of businesses who took part in council’s Small Business Mentoring Program in 2021.