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Mackay/Whitsunday Region

The Mackay/Whitsunday Region extends from Bowen in the north to St Lawrence in the south, and from the coast inland to Dysart and Glenden.

Aerial view of the coastline

About Mackay Whitsunday Region

Area: 158,167km2
Population: Around 163,000
Industries: Sugar, mining, tourism, grain, beef

Road contact information

For road information, the department’s Mackay office is the main point of contact for residents, industry and business.

For the latest information on road conditions visit the Traffic and Travel Information website or phone 13 19 40.

Mackay office

Visit the Mackay office if you are looking for information on design and infrastructure of the roads, road corridor permits, road signs, traffic management plans, road conditions, excess mass dimension and wide load permits, property access and searches or development enquiries.

Please note: If you need to visit a customer service centre for transport enquiries like vehicle registration, licensing, driving test bookings and vehicle inspections. The Mackay customer service centre for transport enquiries is at a different location to the office below.

Phone: 07 4951 8555
Fax: 07 4951 8500
Post: PO Box 62
Mackay Qld 4740
Location: Level 2
Mackay Government Office Building
44 Nelson Street
Mackay Qld 4740

Interesting facts and figures 

Mackay/Whitsunday region road facts 

Road network

Visit the traffic and travel information website for the latest update. 

  • Bruce Highway (Rockhampton–Ayr)
  • Gregory Highway (Emerald–Mt Douglas)
  • Peak Downs Highway (Clermont–Mackay)
  • Suttor Developmental Road (Nebo–Mt Coolon)
  • Fitzroy Developmental Road (Dingo–Mt Flora)
  • Bowen Developmental Road (Bowen–Mt Douglas)
  • Gregory Developmental Road (Clermont–Belyando Crossing)
  • Marlborough–Sarina Road
  • Oxford Downs–Sarina Road
  • Homebush Road
  • Sarina–Homebush Road
  • Eton–Homebush Road
  • Dysart–Middlemount Road
  • Glenella Connection Road
  • Rockleigh–North Mackay Road
  • Mackay–Eungella Road
  • Marian–Eton Road
  • Mirani–Eton Road
  • Marian–Hampden Road
  • Mirani–Mt Ossa Road
  • Clermont Connection Road
  • Clermont–Alpha Road
  • Proserpine–Shute Harbour Road
  • Hay Point Road
  • Mt Ossa–Seaforth Road
  • Yakapari–Seaforth Road
  • Mackay–Bucasia Road
  • Mackay–Slade Point Road
  • St Lawrence Connection Road
  • May Downs Road
  • St Lawrence–Croydon Road
  • Koumala–Bolingbroke Road
  • Blue Mountain Road
  • Maraju–Yakapari Road
  • Collinsville–Elphinstone Road
  • Kilcummun–Diamond Downs Road
  • Gargett–Mia Mia Road
  • Eungella Dam Road
  • North Eton Road
  • Mia Mia Connection Road
  • Crystal Brook Road
  • Gregory–Cannon Valley Road
  • Mackay–Habana Road
  • Sarina–Coast Road
  • Yakapari–Habana Road
  • Eimeo Road

Local government

Places of interest

  • Mackay
  • Eungella
  • Dysart
  • Middlemount
  • Great Barrier Reef
  • Colinsville
  • Clermont
  • Whitsunday Coast
  • Mackay Port
  • Palm Bay Coney Island


Project feed

Project nameRegion(s)Description
Bowen Developmental RoadMackay/WhitsundayThe state and federal governments have jointly allocated a total of $31.4m to upgrade the Bowen Developmental Road.
Bruce Highway Action PlanMackay/WhitsundayThe Bruce Highway Action Plan sets out a detailed program of works which will improve the safety, flood immunity and capacity of the Bruce Highway, over the next 10 years.
Bruce Highway overtaking lanes—Mackay and Whitsunday regionMackay/WhitsundayThe Australian Government has allocated $47.8 million towards building 18 new overtaking lanes on the Bruce Highway in the Mackay/Whitsunday Region between St Lawrence and Bowen.
Dutton Street, Peak Downs HighwayMackay/WhitsundaySafety improvements along Dutton Street, Walkerston.
Eton Range, Peak Downs HighwayMackay/WhitsundayDetailed design works is currently underway for the realignment of the Peak Downs Highway at Eton Range.
Hay Point Road intersectionMackay/WhitsundayThe Australian Government has allocated $15 million to construct a dual lane roundabout at the intersection of Hay Point Road and Bruce Highway.
Peak Downs Highway (four timber bridges)Mackay/WhitsundayReplacement of 4 existing timber bridges on the Peak Downs Highway between Eton and Nebo.
Reconstructing QueenslandCentral West, Darling Downs, Far North, Fitzroy, Mackay/Whitsunday, Metropolitan, North Coast, North West, Northern, South Coast, South West, Wide Bay /BurnettThe huge task of reconstructing Queensland’s road network is making great progress.
Showgrounds, Shakespeare Street and Gordon Street intersections, MackayMackay/WhitsundayThe Australian Government has allocated $13.8 million towards upgrading the Showgrounds, Shakespeare Street and Gordon Street/Milton Street intersections.
Vines Creek bridges (Mackay Slade Point Road), MackayMackay/WhitsundayRepair works on Vines Creek Bridges, along with the planning and design of a replacement bridge are to be undertaken.
Last updated
28 February 2014