The Port of Mackay is located five kilometres north of the city of Mackay and comprises an artificial harbour formed by rock breakwaters. Land areas behind the Port accommodate over 100 industrial and commercial businesses with substantial areas of vacant land suitable for further development.
In January 2014 Cyclone Dylan caused significant damage to the Mackay Harbour breakwaters resulting in repairs and upgrade works being undertaken until it was reopened to the public on 23 August 2015.
As part of the repair works, a safer access for pedestrians and cyclists has been provided along the full length of the breakwater, as well as 25 car parking spaces. The width of the lanes has been reduced to reflect the lower speed limit and to enable pedestrian access to the end of the breakwater. The speed limit is 40 kmh and speed humps are in place to discourage speeding. Please note access is limited to vehicles weighing no more than four tonnes. Trailers and caravans are not allowed to access the breakwater.
The breakwater access road is a private road but road rules apply, and the police are permitted to fine road users for any infringements. Anyone visiting the breakwater should exercise due care, not climb on the rocks and be mindful of the impact of their actions on others.Related Downloads