What Is ‘Split Spaces’

‘Split Spaces’ is a dedicated innovative, creative and entrepreneurial space. Split Spaces is designed to grow, develop, accelerate, nurture and support business in and around the Mackay region, through dedicated co-working spaces, incubation and accelerator programs. The development of the co-working space will provide ‘Spaces’ for ideas, concepts, businesses and the like to diversify and develop Mackay into an innovative haven. Split Spaces is the home of Mackay’s Entrepreneurial and Start-up concepts and community, with regular events, networking, catch-ups, programs, presentations and visiting people/groups of interest.

The ‘Space’

The space will not only be a physical place, but a conceptual place also in the form of a ‘Community’ of like-minded people and the innovative, creative and entrepreneurial trying to break free. The physical location will be a facility that will provoke, facilitate and house creative, innovative and entrepreneurial businesses, ideas and concepts to foster business growth, new business germination, support for fledging businesses and co-working, permanent and virtual offices.

Split Spaces will become the incubator, accelerator, network and culture hub for business growth development and facilitation in Mackay in conjunction with relevant stakeholders, associated groups and industry advisors.

Community Support

The Split Spaces concept is a collaboration of Mackay’s entrepreneurial community at large and is continually developing a space to nurture the entrepreneurial and business culture in Mackay.

Please see relevant references in support of ‘Split Spaces’ below from some of these influencers....


“After experiencing the passion and excitement in and around Mackay for innovation, entrepreneurs and startups, I am fully supportive of the next phase of building a successful location entrepreneurial community.

A co-working space will be a great initiative to develop and strengthen innovation in the business community. It’s a proven model all around the world.”

Mark Phillips – Entrepreneur, Mentor
Business in Barefeet

“The future development of business startups will depend on co-working, collaborative spaces that provide the incubator for ideas.

As a professional business performance and executive coach who drives the development of this culture with many clients, I believe in and support this philosophy.

The impact on our community where energy for ideas is supported and encouraged can only be powerful and positive.”

Nick Bennett – Facilitator/Performance & Executive Coach
Minds Aligned

“With innovation, and the need to embrace technological disruption now at the centre of both the Federal and State Government’s economic agenda, there is no better time to unleash your innovative and entrepreneurial drive. A co-working space is a key step in creating a regional culture of innovation, collaboration and entrepreneurship and this is why we are supportive of Split Spaces.”

Ben Wearmouth – CEO
Regional Development Australia Mackay-Isaac-Whitsunday Inc.

“Small businesses are the engine room of the Australian economy, supporting jobs and driving national prosperity. The Australian Government is focused on ensuring our nation is the best place to build and grow a small business. Mackay is among the most innovative and pioneering regions of Australia, and hosts many individuals and initiatives with great potential.

To unleash this potential, an environment to nurture and develop small businesses is fundamentally important. I emphatically support he formation of a co-working space such as Split Spaces to facilitate a vibrant hub of professional support and creativity, allowing innovators and startup businesses to prosper.”

Lindon Lawn – Business Advisor
Central Queensland Small Business Solutions