South Mackay is part of the traditional lands of the Yuwibara people.

It was chosen as the site for Mackay State High School in 1912 and included a series of sporting reserves further south, including what is now Harrup Park but also including soccer, rugby and Australian rules fields.

In 1930 the Mackay Airport was officially opened by the Mayor Alderman Wood on the site of the town common and continues to dominate the suburb.

Further development of sporting facilities characterise this area, most notably the opening of the currently named BB Print Stadium in 2011 as the home of the Mackay Cutters Rugby League Club and the opening of a multisports indoor facility at Candlestick Park in 2014, home of the Mackay Meteors and Meteorettes Basketball Club.


Continuing as a suburban area of Mackay region comprising working families with children, coupled with an ageing population. A preferred option for immigrants settling in Mackay region which is underpinned by housing choice and rental market. Growth is anticipated to be driven by gentrification of one of Mackay region’s oldest neighbourhoods, which is in close proximity to employment opportunities.
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