Greater Whitsunday Council of Mayors

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Think Globally, Act Regionally, Deliver Locally

The Greater Whitsunday Council of Mayors is a collaborative partnership between Mackay Regional Council, Isaac Regional Council and Whitsunday Regional Council.

The partnership is committed to welcoming investment and growing the economic value and diversity of the greater region.

Established in 2012, the purpose of the partnership is strategic in nature and primarily includes:

  • Identification of opportunities for innovation and collaboration across the region
  • Develop organisational capacity through the sharing of resources in order to achieve cost efficiencies
  • Identify and support cross-boundary priorities and challenges
  • Pursue better funding outcomes for the region, aiming to broaden the Whitsunday region economy
  • Identify and prioritise infrastructure initiatives and deliver strategies to secure the Whitsunday region's future
  • Strengthen relationships with State and Federal government and agencies
  • Speak with a united voice representing collective interests with an aim to influence key decision makers from both government and private sector
  • Deliver outcomes focused advocacy to leverage funding and deliver key projects for the benefit of the Whitsunday region and its communities
  • Assess and monitor government policies and, where appropriate, develop policy position on behalf of the Whitsunday region

Our Vision

Think Globally, Act Regionally, Deliver Locally.

Our Mission

To create and enhance organisational capacity of councils; to capture and harness the global opportunities for the benefit of the Whitsunday Region.

Our Core Values

a) Integrity
b) Respect
c) United
d) Accountable


Greater Whitsunday Council of Mayors (previously Whitsunday Regional Organisation of Councils) collaborate together to deliver projects and initiatives across the diverse region.

These projects have been specifically selected as they meet our core purpose and provide opportunities and initiatives for across the region. Projects include delegations to advocate regional priorities to the State Government, regional safety programs like the Mobile Black Spot Program and ongoing economic drivers like the Greater Whitsunday Alliance.


The economy of the Greater Whitsunday region offers diverse investment opportunities with a proven track record as a region for growth and prosperity.  The Bowen and Galilee Basins house the largest coal mining deposits in Australia.

The region also boasts a strong agribusiness sector and is one of the nation's largest sugar and bio commodity producers. It contributes more than $22 billion of economic value to the national economy and covers an area of 90,000 sqm with a high standard of infrastructure to support industry growth.


Greater Whitsunday Council of Mayors

PO Box 41
Mackay QLD 4740

Phone: (07) 4961 9525


Greater Whitsunday Alliance 

Level 1, 224 Victoria Street
Mackay QLD 4740

PO Box 1076
Mackay QLD 4740

Phone: (07) 4845 8222