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Chinese New Year street party moved undercover

The Chinese New Year street party planned for the City Centre tomorrow (Saturday, February 24) has been moved to The Dome due to inclement weather.

Published: 23 Feb 2018

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Plan in place for Memorial and Pioneer pools

Operator of Bluewater Lagoon, Global Product Search, has taken over operation of Memorial and Pioneer pools as a temporary arrangement, effective today (Friday, February 23).

Published: 23 Feb 2018

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Council calls for tenders for Eton water supply upgrade project

Council is moving ahead with its plans to improve Eton water.

Published: 23 Feb 2018

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Wanted: inspirational stories about local women

Council will be sharing stories about local women who inspire and amaze us during Queensland Women’s Week.

Published: 22 Feb 2018

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79-year-old water main to be replaced at Showgrounds

A 79-year-old cast iron water main at the Mackay Showgrounds will be replaced as part of the ongoing upgrades under way at the facility.

Published: 22 Feb 2018

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Top 10 things to do around the region

There is plenty on during the week ahead..

Published: 21 Feb 2018

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Party in the street for Year of the Dog

This Saturday’s Chinese New Year street party in Mackay will mark the fifth year of the annual celebration in the City Centre.

Published: 21 Feb 2018

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$2.2m skate park ready to rumble before it's even built

A new $2.2 million state-of-the-art skate park in North Mackay has secured its first major titles for the region even before it is built.

Published: 21 Feb 2018

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Sarina Sugar Shed to reap more awards?

Sarina Sugar Shed could reap more gold at the Australian Tourism Awards in Perth this Friday night (February 23).

Published: 21 Feb 2018

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Catch up at Midge Point

Residents living in Midge Point are invited to attend a community catch-up about their coastal area.

Published: 19 Feb 2018

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Art meets engineering as gallery announces new sponsor

Artspace Mackay’s main gallery has the backing of one of the Queensland mining industry’s premier engineering firms.

Published: 16 Feb 2018

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Exhibition offers inspiration for young artists

Mackay's young artists can find inspiration at the Museum of Contemporary Arts’ Primavera at 25 exhibition opening at Artspace Mackay tonight (February 16).

Published: 16 Feb 2018

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Contact centre rings up national award

The Contact Centre team of Northern Australian Services, an innovative partnership of Mackay Regional Council, has been named Best in its Class in Australia.

Published: 16 Feb 2018

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New policy to better plan open space and parks

Council is creating a new policy to ensure a consistent approach to the provision of open space and parks as part of developments across our region.

Published: 16 Feb 2018

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Free conferences to upskill not-for-profits

Council is seeking to upskill community group members on a variety of subjects like leadership, governance, sponsorship and budgeting.

Published: 15 Feb 2018

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Damage to local vegetation causes concern

More than 3000 trees in the region have been vandalised over a five-month period.

Published: 14 Feb 2018

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Top 10 things to do around the region

It’s a full week of events coming up around the region

Published: 14 Feb 2018

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Spiegeltent lends European luxury to Festival

The 2018 Mackay Mazda Festival of Arts will feature a giant, luxury European Wonderland Spiegeltent.

Published: 13 Feb 2018

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Mackay athletes score big from Commonwealth Games

Our regional athletes will be able to train on a level playing field with the best in the world thanks to an exciting equipment windfall.

Published: 13 Feb 2018

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Mackay set to deliver for Queensland Women’s Country

Golf Queensland and Mackay Regional Council have partnered to hold one of Queensland’s largest golf championships for women.

Published: 12 Feb 2018

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Mackay to host largest regional multi-sport event

About 4000 competitors and officials, as well as thousands of spectators, will converge on Mackay in May for the 2018 Mackay City Auto Group NQ Games.

Published: 12 Feb 2018

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Entries now open for Libris Awards

Artists are being encouraged to submit their unique works for judging in Artspace Mackay’s nationally renowned artists’ book prize, the Libris Awards.

Published: 08 Feb 2018

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Council active on sports development

Council has kicked off a strategy to get residents active by invigorating sports and recreation in our region.

Published: 07 Feb 2018

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Top 10 things to do around the region

There is lots to do in the coming week around Mackay.

Published: 07 Feb 2018

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World Cup trophy to take pride of place at Sports Expo

There will be an impressive piece of silverware on show at this weekend’s Sports Expo and Sign-on Day.

Published: 06 Feb 2018

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Playground repairs

Upgrades to the shade structure at the playground at Blacks Beach will take place tomorrow (Wednesday, February 7).

Published: 06 Feb 2018

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Providing a platform for local talent

Mackay's Got Talent has been revamped and is now much more than just a talent quest.

Published: 05 Feb 2018

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New high tech outdoor gym at John Breen Park

Working out has never been easier.

Published: 01 Feb 2018

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IGA customers excited for new lane changes

Access to a popular 24-hour supermarket is about to be improved.

Published: 01 Feb 2018

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Take in the view and catch up with councillors

Residents wanting to catch up with councillors at the first Council in Community day for 2018 can also take in one of the best views in the Mackay region.

Published: 01 Feb 2018

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Top 10 things to do around the region…

The MECC is celebrating 30 years of entertainment, check out the latest wedding trends on Sunday or bring the family to Artspace Mackay for a fun day of art activities.

Published: 31 Jan 2018

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Family-friendly art day takes ‘selfies’ to a new level

Blend a portrait of your face with a family member’s, experiment with soundtracks to express your mood and explore the many ways you can create a self-portrait.

Published: 29 Jan 2018

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Australia Day awards honour tireless volunteers

A Mackay Show stalwart, a teenaged charity event organiser and an advocate for all abilities access are among our 2018 Australia Day award winners.

Published: 25 Jan 2018

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Looking at the female side of family history

Mackay Regional Council Libraries are changing the way we look at family history with a special community research project.

Published: 25 Jan 2018

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Top 10 things to do around the region

There is plenty on around the region this week

Published: 24 Jan 2018

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Art assists cyclone recovery

The latest round of RADF grants offers opportunities to support the wellbeing of people who have been affected by Cyclone Debbie.

Published: 24 Jan 2018

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Entertainment Centre goes black-tie for big 30th

The only thing “koi” about the MECC’s 30th Anniversary Gala is the entertainment.

Published: 23 Jan 2018

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$82,000 available in council’s Community Grants

Council's Community Grants are now open for applications from not-for-profit groups.

Published: 23 Jan 2018

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Sarina icon celebrates birthday

An icon of Sarina is turning 30 on Australia Day and residents are invited to help celebrate.

Published: 19 Jan 2018

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Weed control keeps things flowing at popular wetland

Work is scheduled to take place next week to improve water quality at McCreadys Creek South Regional Wetlands.

Published: 19 Jan 2018

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Simple rules for a safe pool

It's been a hot and muggy summer and residents have been flocking anywhere there is water to cool down.

Published: 19 Jan 2018

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Bursary opportunities closing soon

Time is running out to apply for Artspace Mackay Foundation’s “Hands On” Bursary and the MECC’s Jack Sturgeon Performing Arts Bursary.

Published: 18 Jan 2018

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Events funding hitting the mark

Council's Invest Mackay Events Attraction Program has hit some bullseyes already in 2018.

Published: 17 Jan 2018

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Expo in league of its own

Local rugby league legend Renae Kunst, who co-captained the Australia Jillaroos to World Cup glory last year, will be a special guest at next month's Sports Expo and Sign-on Day.

Published: 17 Jan 2018

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Top 10 things to do around the region…

A Community Movie Night in Sarina, explore the exhibition in commemoration of the 1918 cyclone or attend the Australia Day awards with a two-course Australian themed dinner.

Published: 17 Jan 2018

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Life’s a beach at new Australia Day event

What's more Australian than being on the beach on a summer's day in January?

Published: 17 Jan 2018

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Reduce your risk of dengue – keep your backyard clean

Cleaning up around your house is key when it comes to avoiding dengue.

Published: 16 Jan 2018

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1918’s cyclone centenary exhibition launched

It's been 100 years since our town was almost wiped from the map.

Published: 16 Jan 2018

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Crowds flock to Harrup Park for WBBL

Record crowds, outstanding community support and world-class Twenty20 action has seen the Brisbane Heat’s Rebel WBBL trip to Mackay crowned a success.

Published: 15 Jan 2018

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New pathway along Bucasia beach

On behalf of council, JMAC Constructions will be building a new bike and pedestrian pathway along Bucasia Beach between Williams Avenue and Urarii Crescent next month.

Published: 15 Jan 2018

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Norris Road Skate Park

Tenders are open for the construction of the skate park near PCYC, off Norris Road.

Published: 12 Jan 2018

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Rebel Women's Big Bash League hits Mackay

The Brisbane Heat have named an unchanged squad as they continue towards the Rebel Women's Big Bash League finals in an historic double-header in Mackay.

Published: 11 Jan 2018

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Residents asked to limit outdoor water use

Council is asking residents to conserve their outdoor water use for the next seven days.

Published: 11 Jan 2018

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Awards night pays tribute to local heroes

Council received 168 nominations as part of the 2018 Australia Day Awards.

Published: 10 Jan 2018

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Top 10 things to do around the region

There is plenty to do in the week ahead.

Published: 10 Jan 2018

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Opals hit Mackay training court in lead-up to Games

The Australian Opals basketball squad will fine-tune its 2018 Commonwealth Games preparations with a training camp in Mackay.

Published: 08 Jan 2018

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Cyclone survey sparks community interest

More than 1000 entries were received as part of council’s Are You Ready for a Disaster competition.

Published: 04 Jan 2018

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New bike and pedestrian path for Eimeo

On behalf of council, Vassallo Constructions will be building a new shared pathway between Old Eimeo Road, Eimeo Rd and Melanie Street in mid-January, 2018.

Published: 03 Jan 2018

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Top 10 things to do around the region…

Steve Backshall, the star of the hit TV show Deadly 60 is returning to Australia or don't miss "Personality Captured" by Creative Shots Photo Club at the Lagoons Gallery.

Published: 03 Jan 2018

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Last chance to nominate a local hero

Nominations for council’s 2018 Australia Day Awards close this Sunday, January 7.

Published: 03 Jan 2018

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