Creating a Shared Vision for the Mackay-Whitsunday-Isaac Region
The Mackay-Whitsundays-Isaac region is diverse, with rainforests, ranges, creeks and rivers, wetlands, beaches, islands, and reefs which support high biodiversity. The region supports productive agriculture, particularly grazing and sugarcane, as well as expanding urban centres. The Mackay-Whitsundays-Isaac region is rapidly developing due to economic development, climate, livability, and natural beauty. This region is expected to double in population within twenty-five years. These population pressures combined with climate change produce environmental challenges for the region. The Healthy Waterways Alliance was created to engage a wide range of stakeholders in charting a future which promotes sustainable development with resilient waterways and ecosystems.