Principle Functions of the Office
The Mackay office is the main location for the firm’s Trading, Engineering, Human Resources, Media and Legal departments. As such Mackay is the base for a majority of Halberd Bastion’s personnel whom have direct engagement with external stakeholders, including most of the company’s representatives responsible for maintaining client and vendor relations.
Halberd Bastion’s facilities in Mackay were established as part of a wider management initiative to provide employees with the very best quintessential Australian lifestyle while granting all the conveniences of life in a large city. The Mackay workplace offers staff a relaxed atmosphere in which to conduct their functions that has very limited distractions and plenty of space for inspired thinking.
Due to the region’s prosperity Mackay has terrific delegate access, an abundance of first-rate accommodation and upmarket restaurants make it a suitable for hosting conferences and negotiations with discerning stakeholders. Most of the company’s internal training is conducted in Mackay.
Information about Mackay
Founded in 1862 and known for its breathtaking natural beauty Mackay is one of Australia’s fastest growing, yet most idyllic regions. Located on the tropical Queensland coast the Mackay region’s hot summers and mild, sunny winters make its climate one of the best in Australia with average daily temperatures ranging from 22°C in the winter months of June-August, up to 30°C during the summer months December-February.
A population of more than 120 000 is spread throughout the Mackay region (including the many inhabited islands), which spans 66 484 square kilometres and encompasses a diverse natural environment that offers picturesque blue-water rivers, many secluded beaches, a seaside marina and pristine rainforest hinterland. The city centre of palm-lined streets and Queensland’s best collection of Art Deco architecture is serviced by more than 110 flights weekly, with more than 70 of these providing the 1.5-hour flight to the state capital Brisbane, granting excellent access to what is a geographically remote city.
The region’s growth is fuelled by the boom in the mining industry in the Bowen Basin, resurgence in agribusiness, growth in tourism and an emerging marine sector. It is the largest sugar-producing region in Australia and is nicknamed the ‘Sugar Capital’, nearly a third of Queensland’s export goods originate from the Mackay region which has the Southern Hemisphere’s largest coal export facility and largest bulk sugar terminal. It is also the services hub for the central Queensland region.
Acting as a gateway to the luxurious Whitsunday Islands and iconic Great Barrier Reef the spectacular scenery and warm, sunny weather of Mackay makes it an ideal outdoor playground. Water based recreation activities are exceptionally popular in Mackay with excellent swimming, snorkelling, fishing, diving, windsurfing and sailing available along the seemingly endless kilometres of spectacular beaches.
Government Information: https://www.queensland.com/en-my/explore-queensland/the-mackay-region