Blackheath and Springwood Town Centres
The proposed master plan provides a vision for Mackay to capitalise on a valuable community asset, establishing a network of streets and public spaces that showcase a tropical character that is uniquely Mackay.
Mackay is the regional centre and economic hub for the Greater Whitsunday region. The city continues to evolve and change as a significant Queensland city and an established service hub for the region. Part of this evolution includes exciting opportunities for redeveloping the Mackay waterfront areas to create a vibrant, active, memorable and engaging urban waterfront for Mackay and its visitors.
Place Design Group were engaged to develop a Public Realm Master Plan for the Mackay Waterfront Priority Development to establish an overall vision for the Mackay Waterfront through the incorporation of the community’s ideas from consultation and previous investigations.
The public realm will be an expression of a mixed–use live, work and play waterfront environment that meets the needs of current and future residents and visitors, whilst celebrating its regional and river city focus, heritage assets, climate and local identity.