With the population of the region expected to increase requiring an extra 43,000 dwellings in the Mackay, Isaac, Whitsunday region, now is the opportune time to invest in the Avalon Estate.

The current population is approximately 180,000, with an estimated 100,000 additional people expected to be living in the region by the 2031.

The coastal areas of the region have to date absorbed the vast majority of growth, primarily in the Mackay urban area, Sarina and the Whitsundays.This increase in population will generate demand for 152,100 additional jobs.

The distribution of growth in the region is predominantly located in the Mackay local government area and is characterised by relatively low-density development.

The majority of the remaining population resides in the Whitsunday (Bowen, Proserpine and Airlie Beach) local government area, with Moranbah the major growth centre within the Isaac Regional Council area. The population increase projected over the next 20 years requires an additional 43,300 dwellings in the region.

The Mackay urban area will absorb the majority of the future population growth, with an expected population increase of approximately 66,000 people by 2031 (almost two-thirds of the region’s growth).

(Ref: Mackay Mackay, Isaac, Whitsunday Regional Plan, Qld Govt 2012)