Work to repair damage to the Southern Breakwater caused by Tropical Cyclone Debbie is now complete.

The repair work for all three breakwaters surrounding the Port of Mackay cost around $14 million.

The repair work was completed on budget and ahead of schedule.


NQBP has also made every effort to minimise disruption to residents and businesses during Southern Breakwater works.

We worked with organisers of major community events to make sure these still went ahead. The Southern Breakwater hosted the Tour De Cure launch in April, the Mackay Marina Run in June, the Mackay Road Runners' Magic Mile in August and the Mackay Triathalon Festival in September.

Help keep our breakwater beautiful

Taking responsibility for your pets will reduce their impact on our environment. The Southern Breakwater is a great facility for pet owners to walk their dogs; however, dog owners should pick up and dispose of their dog's droppings.

Some dog droppings contain harmful bacteria that are toxic to our waterways.

Please use the plastic bags located in dispensers along the breakwater to help keep it beautiful for everyone's enjoyment.

Additional community information

We will continue to provide regular updates on the project to the community.

If you have questions, please contact 1300 129 255 or email