Isaac Regional Council’s socio-economic development team provides specialist functions to support the continued social and economic development of the Isaac region and its significant economic contribution to the broader regional state and national economies.

Our team assists Council, investors, business operators and the community to fully understand the social and economic characteristics of the region and provide strategic leadership in development efforts.

Our key function areas:

Analytical Research

We provide accurate and relevant data and statistics to Council and external customers across all aspects of the socio-economic domain. We undertake population projection modelling relating to both resident and non-resident populations to ensure the future infrastructure and services needs of the region are identified in a timely manner.

Program and Project Management

Our team plans, manages and delivers successful outcomes across a wide range of projects and programs from capital works projects such as the Dysart Medical Centre to operational works such as Small Business Week workshops and the development and publication of regional investment prospectuses.

Strategic Planning and Development

We work closely with regional leaders to develop effective socio-economic strategy and policy to support the continued sustainable growth of the region. We also advocate and lobby for local outcomes through submissions to state and federal policy and strategy development processes.

Tourism Development

Tourism Development within the Isaac Region is led by Council’s Tourism Development Strategy. The strategy provides a blueprint for the development of tourism in the region, capitalising not only on the region’s natural assets but also recognising niche market development such as industrial tourism. The Isaac Region sits under the Mackay Region tourism organisation. Click here to learn more about the Isaac Region.

To talk to the socio-economic development team contact Council.