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Help the less fortunate by swapping fines for food

The Food for Fines initiative, now in its 20th year, will see overdue library fines waived in exchange for food.

Published: 23 Nov 2017

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Annual report provides snapshot of busy year

The days of local government just being about rates, roads and rubbish are long gone.

Published: 22 Nov 2017

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Tenders called to harness solar for 20 council sites

The community can expect to see a lot more solar panels on facilities in our region as council moves to reduce operating costs.

Published: 22 Nov 2017

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Council to seek PDA declaration for city waterfront areas

A vision to begin transforming waterfront areas near Mackay City Centre over the next 10 to 15 years is afloat.

Published: 22 Nov 2017

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Top 10 things to do around the region…

Damien Leith performs solo at the MECC, book a seat at Artspace Mackay’s – Speed date collection or visit Greater Whitsunday Famers’ Market for amazing local produce.

Published: 22 Nov 2017

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Enough is enough - Mackay Draws the Line

Mackay is drawing a line and the Domestic Violence Taskforce is calling for all residents to help hold that line.

Published: 22 Nov 2017

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Check out Mackay’s newest and best playground

Mackay has a new "king of the kids" when it comes to playgrounds.

Published: 22 Nov 2017

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Jubilee Community Centre a hub for not-for-profits

The former Mackay City Library is being returned to the community, with the Jubilee Community Centre opening this week.

Published: 21 Nov 2017

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New Northern Beaches park for families

A new district park is set to be built in the Northern Beaches.

Published: 21 Nov 2017

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Sarina Pool agreement reached

Agreement has been reached guaranteeing shared use of the Sarina Pool between the public and schools.

Published: 20 Nov 2017

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Water Interruption, Bakers Creek

Council will be carrying out repair works to the water main in Bakers Creek tomorrow (Tuesday, November 21).

Published: 20 Nov 2017

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Artspace to close for lighting upgrade

Artspace will be closed to the public for the upgrading of the foyer lighting system next week.

Published: 17 Nov 2017

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Artspace to close for lighting upgrade

Artspace will be closed to the public for the upgrading of the foyer lighting system next week.

Published: 17 Nov 2017

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Mirani Pool Closure

Mirani Pool is currently closed, reopening next Tuesday, November 21.

Published: 17 Nov 2017

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Palm maintenance in City Centre begins

Council staff will begin scheduled maintenance of palm trees in the City Centre this Monday (November 20).

Published: 17 Nov 2017

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Dune restoration at Shoal Point

Council is undertaking dune restoration work at Shoal Point from tomorrow (Friday, November 17).

Published: 16 Nov 2017

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RADF supports Finch Hatton traffic-stopper

Locally-made didgeridoos will be headed to the Commonwealth Games and Finch Hatton will gain a new art trail thanks to funding approved at council today.

Published: 15 Nov 2017

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Top 10 things to do around the region

See a performance by Vov Dylan and Glenn Amer at the MECC, RSPCA Santa Paws at Queens Park or come along to your library to learn about tech talks or family history.

Published: 15 Nov 2017

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Trainee and apprentice intake offers career path

About 12 months ago, school-leaver Chelsea Lamb was one of hundreds of applicants hoping to land a traineeship with council.

Published: 14 Nov 2017

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Who are the local heroes in our region?

Pay it forward and let people who inspire you know you appreciate them.

Published: 14 Nov 2017

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Mackay shines at Queensland Tourism Awards

Mackay tourism operators have taken out 5 accolades at this year’s Queensland Tourism Awards.

Published: 13 Nov 2017

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Which bin do you put it in?

Do pizza boxes and junk mail go into your yellow-lidded recycling bin?

Published: 13 Nov 2017

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New lights promise energy savings

Council is making the switch to become more energy efficient.

Published: 10 Nov 2017

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Water notices issued

Have you been watching the flow of your h2o?

Published: 10 Nov 2017

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Top 10 things to do around the region…

There are four new exhibitions on display at Artspace Mackay or come along to an engaging information session to learn all about stingers.

Published: 08 Nov 2017

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Tupou shapes up at Artspace

Artspace Mackay has given Sam Tupou its wall.

Published: 08 Nov 2017

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Paynter Dixon ready to dive into Sports Precinct project

The starter’s gun has been fired on the Mackay Sports Precinct project with the awarding of a $23.8 million tender.

Published: 08 Nov 2017

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Heat Take On Stars At Harrup Park

Mackay will become the first regional city in Queensland to host a Rebel Women’s Big Bash League round following confirmation Harrup Park will host two T20 matches.

Published: 08 Nov 2017

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New capital works program ensures safe trip to school

Council is working with local schools to improve safety for students on their walk or ride to school.

Published: 08 Nov 2017

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Road upgrades to improve safety at intersection

Motorists are advised that a section of Cowleys Road has been closed to traffic to upgrade the intersection between Schmidtkes and Stockroute roads.

Published: 08 Nov 2017

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More than just a scoreboard

It's six by three metres, has more than 300,000 individual LEDs and can livestream events.

Published: 02 Nov 2017

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Gallery becomes twitcher’s paradise

Artspace is going wild for wildlife art.

Published: 02 Nov 2017

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Council calls for ‘true blue’ events

WANTED: Groups interested in staging a “true blue” Aussie Day event.

Published: 02 Nov 2017

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Top 10 things to do around the region…

Feel the Irish traditions at The Rhythms of Ireland at the MECC or come along to Artspace Mackay to view four new amazing exhibitions.

Published: 01 Nov 2017

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Catch-up with councillors in North Mackay

Want an easy way to raise an issue or give feedback direct to councillors?

Published: 30 Oct 2017

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Last chance for Christmas Grants

Christmas Grant applications close this Sunday (October 29).

Published: 27 Oct 2017

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Beach safety is a priority

Repairs on some of the beaches worst affected by Cyclone Debbie are about to start.

Published: 26 Oct 2017

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Christmas decorations will add festive spirit to the region

It's about to start feeling a lot like Christmas.

Published: 26 Oct 2017

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Work begins on bore upgrades

Council is upgrading bores that supply water to the Nebo Road Water Treatment Plant.

Published: 25 Oct 2017

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Top 10 things to do around the region…

Be inspired at The Just Saying Project: Stories from the Sisterhood or bring your girl squad to the #FirstWorldWhiteGirls Botox Party! at the MECC

Published: 25 Oct 2017

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Levee repairs begin

Levee repairs at Nelson Street will start tomorrow (Thursday, October 26).

Published: 25 Oct 2017

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Smurfs, parades and four decades of community service

To the Walkerston community, their library is about so much more than just books.

Published: 20 Oct 2017

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Fringe events to bring region to life

Mackay Festivals has a plan to bring Mackay to life for the entire month of July.

Published: 20 Oct 2017

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Water main repairs

Council is carrying out repairs on a water main that supplies water to Campwin Beach.

Published: 19 Oct 2017

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Connecting Communities Family Fun Day has new venue

Due to the wet weather, Connecting Communities Mackay have made the decision to relocate this Friday’s (October 20) Family Fun Day to CQUniversity’s City Campus.

Published: 18 Oct 2017

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Your guide to Global Grooves

This year's Global Grooves festival plans to take the notion of a world tour in a single day a step further.

Published: 18 Oct 2017

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Savour flavours of the world

Bring your appetite along with your dancing shoes because there will be food from around the world at this year's Global Grooves.

Published: 18 Oct 2017

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New angle taken on mower safety

A liitle bit of ingenuity means that mowing drain embankments is now easier and, most importantly, safer for council staff.

Published: 18 Oct 2017

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Survey nets swimming feedback

There is still time for residents to have their say on safer swimming options being considered by the council for the Northern Beaches.

Published: 18 Oct 2017

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Paid parking machines operating

Two new paid parking machines have been installed in two City Centre car parks.

Published: 18 Oct 2017

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Top 10 things to do around the region…

Check out Global Grooves for a smorgasbord of cultural diversity, PBR Mackay will have your heart racing or explore local produce at the Farmers’ Markets.

Published: 18 Oct 2017

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Mackay batonbearers announced

GOLDOC has announced the local batonbearers from Mackay who will carry the Queen’s Baton during the 100-day countdown to the GC2018.

Published: 18 Oct 2017

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Festival headliners get groovy with locals

All around our region, cultural groups are rehearsing their traditional dances and songs as Global Grooves 2017 rapidly approaches.

Published: 17 Oct 2017

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Family fun day connects community

A fashion show, Zumba, Tai Chi, rock painting and a knitting circle will be part of a family fun day aimed at raising awareness around poverty.

Published: 17 Oct 2017

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New water education program for schools

Council is launching a new water education program to schools to celebrate this week’s National Water Week.

Published: 17 Oct 2017

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Mayors step up as key advocates for Greater Whitsunday

Three strong Mayors of one powerful region were in Brisbane this afternoon advocating the Greater Whitsunday region’s priorities to the State Government.

Published: 12 Oct 2017

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Sarina Pool open Monday

Due to a pupil-free day, Sarina Swim Centre will be open to the public all day next Monday (October 16).

Published: 12 Oct 2017

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Top 10 things to do around the region…

Experience a surreal performance at the Dark Arts:Shane Gibbs or get ready for popcorn at Movies in the Meadow this Friday.

Published: 12 Oct 2017

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Negotiations in place for Sarina Pool

Negotiations are well advanced for an in-principle agreement regarding shared use of the Sarina Pool during school hours.

Published: 10 Oct 2017

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Tree management along Peak Downs Highway

Five large trees will be removed from the Peak Downs Highway just past the Hills Road intersection this week.

Published: 10 Oct 2017

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Artspace goes dark with special event

“The disturbed inner workings of a shifted mind” is how Shane Gibbs describes his drawcard performance at the Dark Arts event coming to Artspace.

Published: 09 Oct 2017

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New bus stops for the region

Council will begin work upgrading four bus stops as part of the Works for Queensland program this month.

Published: 06 Oct 2017

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Movies in the Meadow returns

Have the kids been pleading with you for a night out at the movies?

Published: 06 Oct 2017

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Ideas floated for safer swimming at Northern Beaches

Council has floated four options for safer swimming at the Northern Beaches.

Published: 05 Oct 2017

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Grants boost community festivities

For local not-for-profits, it’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas.

Published: 05 Oct 2017

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City South Carpark lease ends

Motorists are advised that council’s lease of City South Carpark, opposite Sydney Street Markets, will end tomorrow (October 6).

Published: 05 Oct 2017

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Top 10 things to do around the region…

Bring the kids along to BMA Kidspace to get creative, the last bonsai workshop for this year is on Sunday or have your say about the Norris Road Skate Park this Saturday.

Published: 04 Oct 2017

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Library design praised at state awards night

Dudley Denny City Library has been applauded for its innovative design at a state awards function over the weekend.

Published: 03 Oct 2017

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Council in Community

Councillors will be out and about in the Western Region for their monthly Council In Community Day tomorrow (Wednesday, October 4).

Published: 03 Oct 2017

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Shared use of Sarina Pool next week

Access to Sarina Swim Centre will be on a shared basis next week.

Published: 29 Sep 2017

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Bursary quadrupled to help young artists

Artspace Mackay Foundation has quadrupled its annual Rick Woods Hands On Bursary.

Published: 29 Sep 2017

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Changes to parking from next week

Council’s lease of City South Carpark, opposite Sydney Street Markets, will end next week.

Published: 29 Sep 2017

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Bulls Masters T20 challenge

Bulls Masters T20 challenge brings regional Queensland’s best to Mackay

Published: 28 Sep 2017

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Help design our major skate park

Now’s your chance to help design our region’s state-of-the-art, competition-standard skate park.

Published: 28 Sep 2017

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Better roads for the region

You may have noticed more roadworks than usual being carried out on the region’s roads over the last couple of months.

Published: 28 Sep 2017

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Top 10 things to do around the region…

Head out to Eungella for some bird craft, speed date with art at Artspace Mackay or come along to the QLD State Mountain Bike Championships for a family fun day out!

Published: 27 Sep 2017

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One operator responsible for our waste management needs

One contractor will look after council’s waste management process from the Paget Transfer Station to Hogan’s Pocket Landfill.

Published: 27 Sep 2017

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Bursaries boost young sports stars

Mackay's Brayden Foxley-Conolly won the fight of his life against meningococcal disease when he was one and these days he’s showing the same determination in the sporting arena.

Published: 27 Sep 2017

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Mackay region Feeling the Love

After a four-week social media campaign to encourage people to #feelthelovemackay a lucky winner has been selected.

Published: 27 Sep 2017

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Park upgrades complete

Mansfield Drive Park upgrade has only just been completed but it has already proven a hit with the community.

Published: 26 Sep 2017

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Water maintenance in Eton

Council wishes to advise residents and businesses in Eton it is conducting routine hydrant flow and pressure testing in the area today.

Published: 25 Sep 2017

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Rocket Man business challenge successful launch

Mayor Greg Williamson has congratulated the lucky winner of the Elton John business challenge.

Published: 25 Sep 2017

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Help restock our charities

Poverty is not just a third world issue.

Published: 22 Sep 2017

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Top 10 things to do around the region…

#feelthelovemackay with Hits of the Region, come along to Everything Elton – Light Up Display or feel the Elton John fever at the Still Standing Street Party on Saturday.

Published: 20 Sep 2017

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Game on for new Sport and Recreation Advisory Committee

Nine community representatives are lacing up their boots to join council’s new Sport and Recreation Advisory Committee.

Published: 20 Sep 2017

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Old water meters being replaced

Council will be replacing old water meters throughout the region for the next eight months as part of its maintenance program.

Published: 20 Sep 2017

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Your must-have guide to Elton John concert

This Friday’s Elton John Once In A Lifetime concert is sweet music to the ears of Mackay businesses.

Published: 20 Sep 2017

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Tourism scores record high for domestic visitation in Mackay

New statistics released today has seen record highs and three quarters of growth for domestic visitation in The Mackay Region.

Published: 20 Sep 2017

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Greenmount evictee becomes sleepy marsupial for MECC

What do a Greenmount Homestead evictee, much-loved children’s books, native Australian animals and the MECC and have in common?

Published: 19 Sep 2017

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Follow Yellow Brick Road to Elton John Legacy Mural

Mackay's City Centre now has its very own Yellow Brick Road.

Published: 19 Sep 2017

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Water interruption, Andergrove

Council will be disconnecting the old water main in Bedford Road, Andergrove, tomorrow Tuesday (September 19).

Published: 18 Sep 2017

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Mackay pit stop for 1923 Presentation Vauxhall

10 years and 10,000km – the Consul of Monaco in Melbourne has used Mackay as a pit stop while driving a rare, vintage Vauxhall around Australia for Indigenous education.

Published: 15 Sep 2017

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Blacks Beach Park upgrades starting soon

Public feedback will guide council’s plans to upgrade Blacks Beach Park.

Published: 15 Sep 2017

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Plastic Boutique open for business

Have you ever sat down in front of the television on a lounge chair made from recycled plastics and tyres?

Published: 15 Sep 2017

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Elton John Express - free shuttle bus to and from the concert

Park your car and hitch a free bus ride to and from the Elton John and his Band Concert at BB Print Stadium, Friday, September 22.

Published: 15 Sep 2017

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Take a sustainable Sunday drive

Council is encouraging residents to visit the two Mackay region houses registered as part of Sustainable House Day this Sunday.

Published: 15 Sep 2017

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North Street Park upgrades begin

Upgrade work at North Street Park will start tomorrow (Friday, September 15).

Published: 14 Sep 2017

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September school holiday activities

There is lots to do at our facilities to keep the kids entertained and creative this September school holidays.

Published: 14 Sep 2017

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Top 10 things to do around the region…

#feelthelovemackay with Sunnie’s Business Challenge, the amazing Belladiva quartet at the MECC or visit the Mackay Orchid Extravaganza for what’s in bloom.

Published: 13 Sep 2017

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Dreams becoming a reality at Sarina parklands

Sarina's Field of Dreams Parklands is a hive of activity as it is transformed into an important stop-off for passing highway traffic.

Published: 13 Sep 2017

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Levee repairs will reduce flood risk

Council will begin work on the Pioneer River Flood Levee repairs on Nelson Street in October.

Published: 13 Sep 2017

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Big water and waste contracts on offer

Local businesses have the opportunity to land a big water and waste contract with council.

Published: 13 Sep 2017

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Watch the Flow of your outdoor H2O

Residents and businesses, particularly those in the Pioneer Valley, are being asked to watch the flow of their outdoor H2O.

Published: 13 Sep 2017

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City South Carpark lease agreement comes to an end

Council will end its leasing arrangement of City South Carpark on Sydney Street, opposite Sydney Street Markets, from Friday, October 6.

Published: 11 Sep 2017

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City Centre library will be open this Saturday

Ergon Energy has informed council that the maintenance work that was scheduled for Saturday, September 9, will no longer take place.

Published: 08 Sep 2017

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Water interruption, Andergrove

Council will carry out water main upgrades in Andergrove at the southern end of Bedford Road, between Coles Road and McMahon Street, this Tuesday (September 12).

Published: 08 Sep 2017

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Tiling in the City Centre

A small local business has been awarded a tender to replace broken tiles in the City Centre and some surrounding areas.

Published: 08 Sep 2017

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City Centre library OPEN on Saturday

Ergon Energy has informed council that the maintenance work that was scheduled for Saturday, September 9, will no longer take place.

Published: 07 Sep 2017

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Top 10 things to do around the region…

#feelthelovemackay with Sunnie’s Business Challenge or explore local art and design markets this Sunday on the lawns at Artspace Mackay.

Published: 06 Sep 2017

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Pools open in time for holidays

Spring is in the air and key aquatic centres will be open in time for the school holidays.

Published: 06 Sep 2017

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Look out for new developments at our lookouts

Council is calling for feedback on the redevelopment of the North Mackay Rotary Lookout.

Published: 05 Sep 2017

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Kidz Arvo Out raises awareness

Are the kids starting to drive you up the wall? Why not give them a wall to climb?

Published: 05 Sep 2017

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Are you ready to Rock...Paper Scissors?

Our region’s creative local indie market is perfect for those seeking something quirky, wonderful and original.

Published: 04 Sep 2017

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Councillors to hold community catch-up in Sarina

There will be an opportunity for residents to catch-up with councillors in Sarina this week.

Published: 04 Sep 2017

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Rocket Man business challenge

Mayor Greg Williamson has today challenged local businesses to #feelthelovemackay and get on board the Elton train.

Published: 01 Sep 2017

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Playground design will take Queens Park to new heights

Concept plans for a new playground at Queens Park have put the theory “the sky is the limit” to the test.

Published: 01 Sep 2017

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Minister inspects Mackay’s Glenella Road upgrade

Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester was in Mackay today with Member for Dawson George Christensen to inspect work underway on Glenella Road.

Published: 31 Aug 2017

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Littering statistics smoke out offenders

Cigarettes are proving to be a pain in the butt for council officers.

Published: 31 Aug 2017

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Dads bounce too

A room full of burly blokes – their giggling babies held skywards – marching to the beat of the Grand Old Duke of York and the gentle strumming of a ukulele.

Published: 30 Aug 2017

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Top 10 things to do around the region…

Join in the upcycling fun at Plastic Boutique, If you love reading, join the Between The Lines book club or don a pair of gloves and help in the Great Northern Clean Up.

Published: 30 Aug 2017

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Eungella Bird Week and Bushwalking Festival

Eungella National Park in the Mackay region is set to come alive with the Eungella Bird Week and Bushwalking Festival, to be held for the first time, from September 25 to October 1.

Published: 30 Aug 2017

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New bus stops for the region

Council will begin work upgrading four bus stops and a carpark from Thursday.

Published: 30 Aug 2017

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Learn to use art as a valuable teaching tool

Artspace is offering an excellent professional development opportunity in our region in a two-day workshop format.

Published: 29 Aug 2017

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Join in the biggest clean-up effort this weekend

Residents, young and old, are encouraged to don a pair of gloves this weekend and join in a massive clean-up effort.

Published: 28 Aug 2017

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New Foundation chair rallies art collectors

The appointment of a familiar face as chair of the Artspace Mackay Foundation has the gallery returning to its roots.

Published: 24 Aug 2017

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Building houses for a more sustainable future

A local Sarina couple is encouraging residents to become more sustainable.

Published: 23 Aug 2017

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There is plenty to do in Mackay this week!

Dress up as your favourite book character and join us for Picnic in the Park, parade with us for the Book Week Parade or check out Horrible Harriet! at the MECC.

Published: 23 Aug 2017

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Strategy will help council become sustainability champions

Council took a positive step forward in its commitment to becoming more environmentally sustainable today.

Published: 23 Aug 2017

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Strategy to help attract more RVs to region

Council is formulating a plan to grab a larger slice of the lucrative recreational vehicles (RV) tourism market.

Published: 23 Aug 2017

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Fishing fraternity hooked on new strategy

Mackay's fishing fraternity has landed a trophy catch with the adoption of our region’s first Recreational Fishing Strategy.

Published: 23 Aug 2017

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It’s an extravaganza!

Next month’s Mackay Orchid Extravaganza is set to bloom like never before.

Published: 23 Aug 2017

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Lend a hand to help clean up

Mackay councillors are encouraging residents to don a pair of gloves and join them in the biggest clean-up effort next month.

Published: 23 Aug 2017

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Letting off steam and killing weeds

Mackay Regional Council’s Natural Environment team members are blowing off some steam while on a (weed) killing spree.

Published: 23 Aug 2017

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The small space growing 130,000 plants in one year

The growing Mackay Natural Environment Centre (MNEC) is driving a herculean revegetation movement that is greening our region.

Published: 23 Aug 2017

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Embrace your inner book character

Throw on a cape, grab your wand, chuck a leg over your broomstick and head to the Picnic in the Park.

Published: 22 Aug 2017

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Water main improvement works, Slade Point

Council will be installing new water mains along Clifton Court and Kenmore, Preston and Skylark streets in Slade Point from this Monday (August 21).

Published: 22 Aug 2017

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Water main construction works near St Joseph's

Council is constructing a new water main along Canberra Street in North Mackay.

Published: 21 Aug 2017

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Informative senior sessions not to be missed

Need some tips on handy gardening tools for seniors or want to know how to avoid email scams from Nigerian Princes?

Published: 18 Aug 2017

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Lookout promises tourists a whale of a time

The upgraded Lamberts Lookout was officially opened today (August 18) by the Governor of Queensland, His Excellency the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC.

Published: 18 Aug 2017

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Council dives into cost-saving contract

Six are becoming one at the Bluewater Lagoon and costs are set to be slashed by $160,000.

Published: 16 Aug 2017

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Top 10 things to do around the region…

Winter in Mackay is heating up with these great events...

Published: 16 Aug 2017

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Calling all cultural cooks

Council is looking for creative cooks with proud cultural heritage to be a part of this year’s Global Grooves festival.

Published: 15 Aug 2017

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Maintenance work scheduled for regional bridges

One Mile Creek Bridge at Mt Pelion is set for a facelift.

Published: 15 Aug 2017

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Treasures from the First World War come to Mackay

Cholera belts, cardigans and a curious offering of 31 Nightingales were all shipped off to European battlefields thanks to the people of Mackay during the First World War.

Published: 14 Aug 2017

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A week to celebrate our mature, distinguished residents

Seniors in our region have a big week approaching.

Published: 14 Aug 2017

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Know your zone

Motorists are advised that changes have been made to the dual-purpose taxi and loading zone in the centre of Wood Street.

Published: 10 Aug 2017

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Securing our most precious resource

Mackay Regional Council has a new long-term plan to ensure our water supply is safe, secure and reliable into the future.

Published: 09 Aug 2017

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Top 10 things to do around the region…

Enjoy a concert and biography of the world’s greatest rock n roll band AC/DC or if you have a passion for fashion explore four fabulous fashion-conscious exhibitions.

Published: 09 Aug 2017

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Scooter skills on show

The scooters will fly this Sunday at Slade Point Skate Park.

Published: 09 Aug 2017

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Upcycling art activates city

Margaret Burgess wants your plastic waste.

Published: 08 Aug 2017

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Sewage spills being investigated

Inspections are currently being carried out on Sarina’s sewerage network.

Published: 04 Aug 2017

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Library launches Robot Revolution

There's a revolution at Mackay Regional Council Libraries.

Published: 04 Aug 2017

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Free compost and worm farm workshop on next Saturday

If you’re keen to improve your garden soil this workshop is for you.

Published: 04 Aug 2017

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Skate park project receives funding

Mackay Skate Park & Wheeled Sports Plaza Project has been successful in attracting funding through the Federal Government’s Building Better Regions Fund

Published: 02 Aug 2017

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Top 10 things to do around the region…

The haunting thriller of Jekyll and Hyde is on at the MECC, all brides-to-be need to check out the Mackay Wedding Showcase or for all pop culture fans don’t miss Sugar City Con.

Published: 02 Aug 2017

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One of the breast places in town for mothers

Our libraries have created an environment where mothers can feel comfortable reading a book while breastfeeding their child.

Published: 02 Aug 2017

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Catch up with councillors at Botanic Gardens

The central location of the Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens will be the venue for a community catch-up with councillors this Wednesday (August 2).

Published: 31 Jul 2017

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The numbers add up – the 30th year was truly memorable

The 2017 Mackay Mazda Festival of Arts involved 39,538 attendees, 406 local performers and 79 interstate performers.

Published: 31 Jul 2017

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Drainage works have a flow-on effect

Council has completed works on a drain in Harney Street as part of the Works for Queensland program.

Published: 28 Jul 2017

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Eungella gives park masterplan the thumbs up

Updated concept plans for North Street Park have been well received by the Eungella community.

Published: 27 Jul 2017

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Gallery has a passion for fashion

Artspace Mackay is laying out the red carpet for some exciting fashion-inspired exhibitions.

Published: 26 Jul 2017

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What a bunch of Wallys!

Where's Wally took over the Civic Precinct during last year’s Book Week Picnic in the Park.

Published: 26 Jul 2017

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Waterfront a winner

As they say, winners are grinners and that’s shown in the photo above.

Published: 26 Jul 2017

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Sookie the culprit but his mishap not costly

Imagine you’re away on holiday, enjoying yourself, and your pet is causing havoc on your property — especially if that pet is a steer.

Published: 26 Jul 2017

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Mackay’s top pet names. Did your fur-baby make the list?

When it comes to pet names, Mackay has a soft spot for “Bella”.

Published: 26 Jul 2017

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Top 10 things to do around the region…

Take advantage of Pet Registration Day with discounted registrations for your furry friends plus don’t miss the opening of four fabulous exhibitions at Artspace Mackay.

Published: 26 Jul 2017

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More choice when it comes to parking

Council will install two new off-street parking meters in the City Centre.

Published: 26 Jul 2017

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Last chance to save on pet registration

There's less than one week remaining to take advantage of the pet registration discount.

Published: 26 Jul 2017

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Brush turkey egg helps Mackay Paint the Town REaD

A brush turkey egg is set to hatch before the crowd at Global Grooves this year.

Published: 25 Jul 2017

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International star a sweet addition to Sugar City Con

What do Arrow, Vampire Diaries, Hawaii 5-0 and Phineas and Ferb have in common?

Published: 25 Jul 2017

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Billy karts get a facelift

Stroke survivor Pat Huxley looks forward to spending his days at the Sarina Men’s Shed.

Published: 25 Jul 2017

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Mackay milliner shares her hat tricks in time for races

The Mackay milliner behind “Crazy Teapot” is no mad hatter.

Published: 24 Jul 2017

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New date - Rainforest Romeo and Juliet

Artspace Mackay is excited to announce the new date for the screening of the Oscar-nominated Australian film, Tanna.

Published: 24 Jul 2017

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Canelands Park closed

The playground at Canelands Park, Matsuura Drive, will be closed for two weeks from today (Friday, July 21) for maintenance.

Published: 21 Jul 2017

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Mackay to become an Access Friendly Region

Mackay is focusing on being an “access friendly region”.

Published: 21 Jul 2017

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Road detour in place on Davey Street, Glenella

Council will be undertaking works to install a water line to Northview Aged Care Centre.

Published: 20 Jul 2017

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Top 10 things to do around the region…

Attend the Shake & Stir Co - Shakespeare in-residency for a professional practice workshop or inhale/exhale at the free Tai Chi in the city on Monday.

Published: 19 Jul 2017

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Line marking at Paget

Council will be carrying out line marking works in the Paget area from this Sunday (July 16) until Thursday, July 20.

Published: 19 Jul 2017

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Draft Environmental Sustainability Strategy 2017-2022

Improving the sustainability of council operations, protecting our environment and enhancing liveability in our region are key elements of the strategy.

Published: 18 Jul 2017

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New dates for free conferences to upskill community groups

New dates have been announced for three conferences aimed at upskilling community groups.

Published: 18 Jul 2017

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Men’s Sevens set for international series in Mackay

The Qantas Australian Men’s Sevens team will play an International Series against Japan in Mackay next month as part of the build up to the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Published: 18 Jul 2017

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Work begins at Seaforth swimming enclosure

Council will begin carrying out repairs to Seaforth Swimming Enclosure from next week.

Published: 13 Jul 2017

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Councillor adopts a fur-ever friend

After a year and a half without a pet, Cr Laurence Bonaventura has decided to add a new member to his family.

Published: 13 Jul 2017

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Top 10 things to do around the region…

Mackay Mazda Festival of Arts continues with the DBCT Illuminate’s dazzling light display and G&S Engineering Festival Comedy Club takes the stage this Saturday.

Published: 12 Jul 2017

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Glenella road works on track

Council and Magpies Sporting Club have been working in partnership to help reduce disruption to traffic during the Glenella Road upgrade project.

Published: 12 Jul 2017

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Celebrity chef back for Farm to Plate Dinner

Celebrity chef Matt Golinski has given Mackay the thumbs up as a burgeoning local food community.

Published: 11 Jul 2017

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Free guide takes you through Festival spectacle

A free tour guide has been organised for every resident headed to the DBCT Illuminate spectacle.

Published: 11 Jul 2017

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Festival Lunch Box Concerts a family favourite

Leave your lunch at home and head to Canelands to support some of Mackay’s young talent.

Published: 10 Jul 2017

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Sarina Heritage Walk brochure revamped

A Sarina Heritage Walk brochure has been revamped

Published: 07 Jul 2017

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Community to help shape vision for Broad Street, Sarina

What should a revitalised main street of Sarina look like?

Published: 07 Jul 2017

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Water interruption, Bakers Creek

Council will be installing a new valve on the water main along Main Street in Bakers Creek this Tuesday (July 11).

Published: 07 Jul 2017

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Healy urges Mackay’s Maroon army to take on Baggy Blues

Queensland cricket legend Ian Healy has called on Mackay to produce a Maroon army to help propel the Bulls Masters to another victory over the Baggy Blues in tomorrow night.

Published: 06 Jul 2017

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Top 10 things to do around the region…

Explore everything the Mackay Mazda Festival of Arts has to offer, from the G&S Food and Wine Festival on Saturday to the Port of Mackay Marina Long Lunch.

Published: 05 Jul 2017

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A toast to Mackay social calendar’s biggest weekend

Thirty years of the Mackay Mazda Festival of Arts, more than 30 food vendors and 30,000 people – it’s going to be one hell of a party!

Published: 05 Jul 2017

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Park redevelopment encourages active families

An under-utilised park in Beaconsfield is being redeveloped to better cater for families in the area.

Published: 04 Jul 2017

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Cricket spectacle to boost Bravehearts in Mackay

The first T20 All Stars Festival last year raised more than $200,000 to help child protection organisation Bravehearts establish a presence in Mackay.

Published: 04 Jul 2017

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Councillors visiting North Coast and Beaches

Councillors will visit areas ranging from The Leap and Kuttabul to Ball Bay, Cape Hillsborough and Seaforth beaches during a Council in Community Day this week.

Published: 04 Jul 2017

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Modern hits merge with jazz for popular brunch

Imagine the pop hits of Kylie Minogue, Avril Lavigne, Madonna, The Little River Band and many more merged with the soulful smoothness of jazz.

Published: 03 Jul 2017

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Grants on offer for not-for-profits

Council is offering not-for-profit groups doing it tough a hand of up to $10,000.

Published: 30 Jun 2017

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Still time to reach seniors at Expo

More than 50 exhibitors have already signed on for Mackay’s Senior’s Expo, but there is still time to grab a stall.

Published: 30 Jun 2017

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Test stars Hazlewood and Lyon to raise funds for charity

Test stars Josh Hazlewood and Nathan Lyon will join a bunch of cricket legends in a fundraiser next week that stirs up old interstate rivalries.

Published: 30 Jun 2017

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Top 10 things to do around the region…

Explore video games and pop culture releases at the MECC or Skatescape Art Deck Workshop  All Wheels Sports Event has an exciting three day event.

Published: 30 Jun 2017

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Festival brings a new type of circus

A new type of circus is coming to town. It’s unlike any circus Mackay’s seen before.

Published: 30 Jun 2017

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Roof upgrades to save council thousands

Upgrades to the Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre (MECC) will save council between $10,000 and $15,000 per year.

Published: 30 Jun 2017

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Works on Canberra Street, North Mackay

Council will be renewing the water main and service lines along Canberra Street in North Mackay from Monday, July 3.

Published: 29 Jun 2017

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Drop-in to Artspace for ASSI art and craft

Shell stamps and necklaces, woven fish, paper boats and island-themed artist book passports are being created by budding artists these school holidays.

Published: 29 Jun 2017

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Film Festival to celebrate NAIDOC

Five screenings, five afternoons, five libraries – this year’s NAIDOC celebrations will feature an Indigenous Film Festival.

Published: 29 Jun 2017

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BUDGET – Enhancing our lifestyle

A massive capital works program, increased funding for community groups and retaining a key economic stimulus program are the cornerstone of the 2017-18 Budget.

Published: 28 Jun 2017

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New planning scheme promotes ‘One region, one vision’

“One region, one vision” is the catchcry of the new Mackay Region Planning Scheme.

Published: 28 Jun 2017

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BUDGET – Sensible economic plan for our future

Almost eight out of 10 ratepayers will pay $2 or less extra a week on their total rates notice to continue to improve the economic prosperity of the Mackay region.

Published: 28 Jun 2017

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Council bursaries assist academic pursuits of uni students

University students are known for having to be frugal so imagine the difference $5000 would make to them.

Published: 28 Jun 2017

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Council plans project to improve Eton water supply

Council has met with Eton residents to discuss a plan to overcome water quality issues in the township.

Published: 27 Jun 2017

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Job vacancies outage

Council's eRecruitment website will be unavailable from 11am, Wednesday, June 28 until 7am, Saturday, July 1 due to scheduled maintenance.

Published: 26 Jun 2017

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#MackayPride winner envy

Council's #MackayPride Show competition has been drawn and the winning entry was a 62 year-old man from Eimeo.

Published: 23 Jun 2017

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Restaurants collaborate to create three hours of dining bliss

When the chefs of the Mackay Marina put their heads together, the results are pure, unadulterated “degustation”.

Published: 23 Jun 2017

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Artist and teacher immortalised with special gift

Works by the late Tony Druery that showcase our region will hang on the walls of the Dudley Denny City Library.

Published: 23 Jun 2017

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RADF supports War on Waste

The War on Waste in our backyard has received a financial boost.

Published: 21 Jun 2017

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Top 10 things to do around the region…

Be mesmerized by master illusionist, Anthony Street at Eclipse, The Wiggles are ready to perform for the kiddies or take a trip to Sarina Sugar Shed to sweeten up your weekend.

Published: 21 Jun 2017

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Traffic improvements near Eimeo school

Council has completed roadworks and footpath construction near Eimeo Road State School.

Published: 21 Jun 2017

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#MackayPride on Show

Council's display at the 2017 Mackay Show is greener than ever before.

Published: 19 Jun 2017

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School holiday activities

There is plenty of happening around the region this school holidays.

Published: 16 Jun 2017

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New playground for Calen

Work has started on the new playground at Vic Bridger Park in Calen.

Published: 16 Jun 2017

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Road closure in place for police funeral

There will be a road closure in Grendon Street, North Mackay, on Monday (June 19) for a police funeral.

Published: 16 Jun 2017

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Works completed on burst trunk water main in North Mackay

Water services in North Mackay are returning to normal this afternoon.

Published: 15 Jun 2017

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Online services outage

Our online services will be unavailable from 6am Saturday, June 17 through to 6pm Sunday, June 18.

Published: 15 Jun 2017

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Iluka Park closed on Friday

The playground at Iluka Park in East Mackay will be closed to the public this Friday (June 16).

Published: 15 Jun 2017

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Top 10 things to do around the region…

Avenue Q is a ridiculously funny show (not for the kids!) is on at the MECC and next Tuesday BMA Kidspace is on again at Artspace Mackay for the creative little one’s.

Published: 14 Jun 2017

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Works continue today on burst water mains in North Mackay

Council water crews plan to have the burst water main in Gordon Street repaired by midday.

Published: 14 Jun 2017

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Residents need to conserve water for the next 24 to 72 hours

Mackay residents, in particular those who live north of the Pioneer River and in the City Centre, need to conserve water for the next 24 to 72 hours.

Published: 13 Jun 2017

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Safeguard your pet

You insure your car and house, so why not insure your pet?

Published: 12 Jun 2017

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Community invited to help craft Festival highlight

A series of free illuminating workshops will engage the community to create everything from giant lanterns to glow-in-the-dark bugs.

Published: 12 Jun 2017

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Water works on Slade Point Road, Slade Point

Council will undertake works to repair a section of water main at the intersection of Kenmore Street and Slade Point Road in Slade Point from this Sunday (June 11).

Published: 09 Jun 2017

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Palm cleaning in City Centre

Council staff will begin scheduled maintenance of palm trees in the City Centre this Sunday (June 11).

Published: 09 Jun 2017

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Gala to host the Holy Grail of Aus-rock

Do You See What I See? The Holy Grail of Aus-rock, Mark Seymour is set to host this year’s Gala in the Gardens.

Published: 09 Jun 2017

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Tree planting at popular swimming hole

Council is calling for volunteers to help with a community tree planting day at Platypus Beach, Mirani, next Saturday (June 17).

Published: 09 Jun 2017

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Top 10 things to do around the region…

Share, discover and explore science at the Questacon Science Circus this Saturday or get back to nature at the Bonsai Workshop.

Published: 07 Jun 2017

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Valley youth are game for Festival spot

Members of a Pioneer Valley youth group have shown they’re game to put on an original production.

Published: 07 Jun 2017

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Seniors Expo expands to new home

The popular Mackay Seniors Expo has outgrown its home.

Published: 07 Jun 2017

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Farmers celebrate as markets hit milestone

Thirty local farmers and over 15,000 shoppers have combined to make the Greater Whitsunday Farmers’ Market’s first year a resounding success.

Published: 06 Jun 2017

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Tour Matsuura with the Deputy Mayor

Deputy Mayor Cr Amanda Camm and a small group of Mackay Citizens will be representing our region on a tour of Matsuura, Japan in September.

Published: 06 Jun 2017

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Corporate Plan 2016-2021 released

Building business confidence and creating a connected community are two key goals in the revised draft Corporate Plan 2016-2021.

Published: 05 Jun 2017

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‘Sweet’ success for #MackayPride campaign

A young Marian mother has tasted sweet success and won the major prize of the #MackayPride Sweet Secrets Trail competition.

Published: 02 Jun 2017

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Councillors to catch up in Northern Suburbs

Councillors will tour Volunteer Marine Rescue and check out progress on the new Lamberts Beach Lookout during a Council in Community day next week.

Published: 02 Jun 2017

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Queensland Day party doubles

Queensland Day celebrations at Sarina’s Field of Dreams Parklands this Sunday will double as the official launch of a $3.45 million Visitor Information Centre project.

Published: 01 Jun 2017

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Learn how to use PayStay

Most City Centre motorists are now familiar with PayStay. The PayStay system allows motorists to pay for parking with their phone.

Published: 01 Jun 2017

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Top 10 things to do around the region…

Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens have an open day about all things gardening or take a trip for Queensland Day Family Fun Day in Sarina.

Published: 31 May 2017

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Caves inspire fully immersive installation

Two vastly different caves – one on Stradbroke Island and one in Hungary – were inspiration for local artist and educator Glenda Hobdell’s latest installation.

Published: 31 May 2017

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Water main works in Sarina’s south

Council wishes to advise residents and businesses in Sarina’s south they may experience low water pressure tomorrow (Wednesday, May 31).

Published: 30 May 2017

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West comes north to champion local produce

Successful chef Paul West went from being a knife-for-hire in Hobart’s vibrant restaurant scene to a champion of sustainability on a small New South Wales farm.

Published: 30 May 2017

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Sarina Festival lives on through Queensland Day

The successful Sarina Festival is set to live again, at least in-part, through Sarina’s Queensland Day celebrations.

Published: 29 May 2017

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Explore the Botanic Gardens

Get in touch with nature at the Botanic Gardens Open Day this weekend.

Published: 29 May 2017

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Heritage Award winners shine at Greenmount fair

From restoration of an iconic Art Deco hotel building to a book documenting Mackay district men who died in World War I have been recognised at heritage awards.

Published: 28 May 2017

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Library carpark offers convenience

Library customers are reminded that there is free three-hour parking located behind Dudley Denny City Library for their convenience.

Published: 25 May 2017

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Top 10 things to do around the region...

It’s the last weekend to take on the Sweet Secret Trail, step back in time at the Heritage Fair on Sunday or come along to the opening of four new exhibitions at Artspace Mackay.

Published: 24 May 2017

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Masks and fast food armies at Artspace

Skateboards, abstract masks and toy soldiers fighting for fast food armies are just some of the elements used by skater-turned-artist Jud Wimhurst.

Published: 24 May 2017

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Fair offers old-fashion fun

Few events can excite and entertain every member of the family quite like the Greenmount Heritage Fair.

Published: 24 May 2017

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Water interruption on Harbour Road

There will be a water interruption tomorrow (Wednesday, May 24) that will affect businesses and residents along Harbour Road, and surrounding areas.

Published: 23 May 2017

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Works on Bedford Road and Glenpark Street, Andergrove

Council will undertake works to renew the water main along Bedford Road and Glenpark Street in Andergrove from this Monday (May 22).

Published: 19 May 2017

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Council setting up Sport and Recreation Advisory Committee

WANTED: Community-minded residents with a keen interest in sport and recreation.

Published: 19 May 2017

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Top 10 things to do around the region…

Post your dessert from our Sweet Secret Trail to win a ‘sweet' retreat, catch Wicked at the MECC or tap your heart out at World Record Tap Day.

Published: 18 May 2017

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Creating stars helps with healing

A simple craft activity is helping heal victims of violence in our region.

Published: 18 May 2017

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Positive parenting seminars for local parents

Are you a new parent, or just sick of tearing your hair out trying to get your children to listen?

Published: 17 May 2017

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Platypus Beach closed for construction

Contractors will be onsite at Platypus Beach near Mirani from May 22 to 26, weather permitting.

Published: 17 May 2017

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Outdoor film postponed

It's with great regret that Artspace Mackay has decided to postpone their screening of the outdoor film, Tanna.

Published: 13 May 2017

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All-Stars return to Mackay to raise funds for Bravehearts

Some of the biggest names in Australian cricket are returning to Mackay.

Published: 12 May 2017

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Normal water operations resume

Council wishes to thank residents for their efforts in conserving water during the water main relocation work for the Mackay Ring Road Project.

Published: 11 May 2017

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Star-studded line-up for the big three-oh!

The stars are rolling into town for The Festival of Arts’ 30th birthday bash.

Published: 11 May 2017

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Century-old wedding dress to feature at Fair

This month Greenmount Heritage Fair will unveil a pop-up museum reverently displaying heritage wedding dresses up to a century old.

Published: 11 May 2017

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Councillors to tackle ZACH MACH challenge

A team of three councillors has been bolstered by a mountain biking national champion as they prepare to tackle the gruelling ZACH MACH Adventure Challenge.

Published: 11 May 2017

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Spaces available in the Matsuura Citizens Tour

As part of the Mackay-Matsuura sister city relationship (formed in 1989), council is organising a citizens tour of Matsuura

Published: 10 May 2017

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Top 10 things to do around the region…

Take your mum on the Sweet Secrets Trail this Mother’s Day or that afternoon you will be ready to sit back, relax at the Art Sunday Twilight Film: Tanna.

Published: 10 May 2017

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Illuminating the gardens for 30 years of the Festival of Arts

For five nights in July, the Mackay Botanic Gardens will light up with an artistic tribute to the last 30 years of Mackay’s Festival of Arts.

Published: 10 May 2017

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Mackay a ‘shoe-in’ for world record tap lesson

Our region is looking to stomp on the record for the world’s largest tap dancing lesson.

Published: 10 May 2017

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Step out to check out City Centre heritage

Mackay's City Centre streetscape has plenty of yarns to tell.

Published: 09 May 2017

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Rainforest Romeo and Juliet to show in the Civic Precinct

Artspace Mackay will be showing the Oscar-nominated Australian film Tanna, free to the public, to commemorate their latest ASSI 150 exhibition.

Published: 08 May 2017

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Sign up to save bucket loads of water and money

Council's award-winning myh2o website is saving residents bucket loads of water and money.

Published: 08 May 2017

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Free compost and worm farm workshop next Saturday

Always wanted to learn how to build a worm farm, or get the right mix in your compost?

Published: 05 May 2017

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Art and culture to activate vacant spaces

An exciting new partnership is set to tap into art and culture to activate vacant spaces in the Mackay City Centre.

Published: 05 May 2017

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New toilets installed at Lamberts Beach

The public toilets that were left overhanging the beachfront at Lamberts Beach following Cyclone Debbie are being replaced.

Published: 05 May 2017

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Funding increases roads capital works budget

Council's road network is receiving a $2.4 million boost thanks to the State Government’s Works for Queensland (W4Q) program.

Published: 05 May 2017

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Conserve water during water main relocation

Council is asking residents and business in Mackay and Sarina to limit water use during the early part of next week (May 8 - 10).

Published: 05 May 2017

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Access to Queens Park is restricted

Residents are advised that vehicle access to Queens Park is currently restricted due to wet weather conditions.

Published: 05 May 2017

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Top 10 things to do around the region…

Have a good laugh at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival at the MECC or come and try out your circus skills at one of the Sensory Circus workshops.

Published: 03 May 2017

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A smorgasbord of roles at the first Volunteer Expo

Strong winds, big seas, ripping current, a loaded trawler drifting without power – it’s a familiar rescue scenario for volunteer Charles Linsley.

Published: 02 May 2017

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Mackay region Sweet Secrets Trail launch

The latest edition of the award-winning #MackayPride campaign could prove to be the tastiest and sweetest yet.

Published: 02 May 2017

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Energy and resources forum

Opportunities to build relationships between energy and resource companies in India and Australia, including delivering skills training, are on Mackay’s agenda.

Published: 02 May 2017

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Works on Smalleys Beach Road, Cape Hillsborough

Council has renewed a section of water main on Smalleys Beach Road in Cape Hillsborough.

Published: 28 Apr 2017

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Shortlist announced for Mackay Regional Sports Precinct

Our region’s $20 million Sports Precinct is one step closer after yesterday’s general meeting of council.

Published: 27 Apr 2017

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Sarina Waste Transfer Station reopening this Saturday

Council wishes to advise that the Sarina Waste Transfer Station at Brooks Road will reopen and resume normal hours of operation from this Saturday (April 29).

Published: 27 Apr 2017

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New strategy for animal management

Council has developed a draft strategy to help improve pet management in the region.

Published: 27 Apr 2017

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Top 10 things to do around the region…

There is plenty to do around the Mackay region – Bon appetit at the 2017 Jayco Mackay Italian Street Party this Saturday from 4pm.

Published: 26 Apr 2017

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Don’t dump in our backyard

Council’s #MackayPride campaign has been a success and it’s hoped it will translate into helping combat illegal dumping.

Published: 26 Apr 2017

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Councillors to hold community catch-up

Next week’s Council in Community Day in Sarina will include two opportunities for residents to catch up with councillors.

Published: 26 Apr 2017

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Anzac Day services

See below the list of ANZAC Day services the being held across the region on Tuesday, April 25.

Published: 24 Apr 2017

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Free fun and frivolity to flick Debbie blues

Council and the MECC are bringing free fun and frivolity to communities affected by Cyclone Debbie.

Published: 24 Apr 2017

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Mackay’s Got Talent to rock the Heritage Fair

Those who missed the excitement of the Mackay’s Got Talent (MGT) final will have another chance to catch these young musos in action.

Published: 24 Apr 2017

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Online services outage

Our online services will be unavailable today from 7;30pm - 9:30pm.

Published: 21 Apr 2017

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Roads damage bill estimated to be significant

A preliminary assessment estimates damage caused to council’s road network by Cyclone Debbie will be in the vicinity of $20-$30 million.

Published: 21 Apr 2017

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Last chance to apply for immediate cyclone financial relief

More than 70,000 people severely affected by Tropical Cyclone Debbie have benefited from Immediate Hardship Assistance and essential services grants in North Queensland.

Published: 21 Apr 2017

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Construction starts at Platypus Beach

Construction will begin at Platypus Beach from Wednesday, April 26.

Published: 21 Apr 2017

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Last days to book waste chemicals with ChemClear

Mackay farmers have a few days left to book their obsolete farm chemicals for collection with Agsafe’s ChemClear scheme.

Published: 20 Apr 2017

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Score some free tickets to this Saturday’s Cowboys game

About 900 free tickets to this Saturday’s NQ Cowboys game in Townsville are up for grabs at council tomorrow (Friday, April 21).

Published: 20 Apr 2017

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Top 10 things to do around the region…

Experience life as a soldier at Dust of Uruzgan by Fred Smith, learn to skate in a friendly atmosphere at Kemmis Park or attend of one many Anzac Day services.

Published: 19 Apr 2017

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Funding of $2 million to help deliver community projects

Projects ranging from relocation of a former country church building to upgrades of footy clubs

Published: 19 Apr 2017

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Kerbside collection

Contractors near end of massive green waste kerbside collection.

Published: 19 Apr 2017

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Projects worth $11m

Council will deliver more than $11 million in a variety of projects as part of the State Government’s Works for Queensland (W4Q) program.

Published: 19 Apr 2017

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A time to pause and reflect

Across the nation, communities will gather on Tuesday, April 25, to commemorate Anzac Day, our national day of remembrance.

Published: 19 Apr 2017

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New way to pay for parking

There's a new way to pay for parking in Mackay.

Published: 19 Apr 2017

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Chart a course to become a volunteer

High winds, big seas, strong currents, a loaded trawler drifting without power – it’s a familiar rescue scenario for volunteer Charles Linsley.

Published: 19 Apr 2017

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Mackay’s sweetest secrets to be revealed

Anticipation is building for Mackay Regional Council’s latest #MackayPride campaign to be launched in early May.

Published: 19 Apr 2017

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Cyclone prompts councillors to hold extra community catch-ups

Councillors will hold two additional community catch-ups in areas hit by Cyclone Debbie.

Published: 19 Apr 2017

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CQUni student rides wave of success at Mackay Water

Georgia Feodoroff is a home-grown success story.

Published: 18 Apr 2017

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PayStay is here

PayStay is now operational across all paid carparks in the Mackay City Centre.

Published: 18 Apr 2017

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Rock Paper Scissors seeking unique local vendors

Artspace Mackay's signature outdoor event, the Rock Paper Scissors Art and Design Market, is calling for a special kind of stallholder.

Published: 13 Apr 2017

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Long weekends provide perfect platform for tourism support

Our tourism industry is looking to benefit from upcoming long weekends as Queenslanders are encouraged to invest money into communities impacted by Cyclone Debbie.

Published: 13 Apr 2017

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Top 10 things to do around the region…

Hop along to the Mackay City Centre Easter Carnival and Dive-In Movie or sweeten your taste buds on Easter Sunday at the Sarina Sugar Shed for a sugary tour.

Published: 12 Apr 2017

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Council closures over Easter break

Mackay Regional Council would like to advise residents of the following council facility closures over the Easter break

Published: 12 Apr 2017

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Works at Mount Pleasant Reservoir

Council wishes to advise that the following planned restoration works will be undertaken:

Published: 12 Apr 2017

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Kerbside collections tracking well

Council and its team of local contractors have completed around 75 per cent of the kerbside green waste collections in the Mackay region.

Published: 11 Apr 2017

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Temporary green waste sites closed

Residents are reminded that temporary disposal sites set up to accept green waste in the aftermath of Cyclone Debbie are no longer operational.

Published: 10 Apr 2017

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Pay for your parking with PayStay

You may have noticed the new signage in the region’s paid carparks.

Published: 10 Apr 2017

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Happy campers after cyclone clean-up

Mackay's favourite camping reserves will be up and running for the Easter break.

Published: 07 Apr 2017

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Otterburn back in action

Acceptance of waste at the Otterburn waste transfer station, which was temporarily closed due to the large quantities of green waste received at the site, will resume today.

Published: 07 Apr 2017

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Toe-tapping Easter fun and a dive-in movie

The kids will be entertained by an Easter wonderland while parents kick back to some toe-tapping tunes.

Published: 06 Apr 2017

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Disposing of asbestos safely

With plenty of cyclone clean-up activities going on, council is reminding residents that they need to be careful with handling asbestos material.

Published: 05 Apr 2017

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Free family activities explore the sea at Artspace

Children in our region can learn about the Kayardild language and discover their own Kaiadilt totem animal during the school holidays.

Published: 05 Apr 2017

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Council encourages use of businesses in cyclone recovery

Council is helping develop strategies to support local business and industry through the recovery phase in the aftermath of ex-tropical Cyclone Debbie.

Published: 05 Apr 2017

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Top 10 things to do around the region…

There is plenty to do around the Mackay region this week.

Published: 05 Apr 2017

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School holiday activities

Entertain the kids these school holidays with the following great activities across the region.

Published: 05 Apr 2017

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Recycling bin collections

Council wishes to advise residents that recycling bin collections are being carried out as per the normal schedule.

Published: 04 Apr 2017

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Look out for work starting at North Street Park

Economic Development and Planning Committee chair Cr Amanda Camm said an upgrade of North Street Park at Eungella would be a catalyst to help activate and promote tourism in the township.

Published: 04 Apr 2017

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Work begins to revive Platypus Beach

Restoration works aimed at returning Platypus Beach in Mirani to its former glory will begin later this week.

Published: 04 Apr 2017

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Talented youth to blow away region

If eight talented young performers have their way, our region will be blown away this Saturday.

Published: 04 Apr 2017

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GIVIT to help assist cyclone and flood victims in Mackay

Council is teaming up with Australian not-for-profit organisation GIVIT to provide assistance to residents affected by destruction caused by Cyclone Debbie.

Published: 03 Apr 2017

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Pioneer Valley Council in Community Day to go ahead

A Council in Community Day to the Pioneer Valley planned for this Wednesday (April 5) will go ahead as planned and cyclone recovery will be firmly on the agenda.

Published: 03 Apr 2017

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Council to start kerbside green waste collection tomorrow

Residents are being urged to have their green waste out on their kerb by 5pm today for council’s free kerbside pick-up.

Published: 03 Apr 2017

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Disaster assistance now available

If you have been impacted by Cyclone Debbie there is support available to help you get back on your feet.

Published: 03 Apr 2017

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Access closed to sections of Bluewater Trail

Residents are advised that some sections of the Bluewater Trail have been closed after sustaining major damage from Ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie.

Published: 31 Mar 2017

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Free kerbside collection of green waste

Council will carry out free kerbside collection of green waste from next week.

Published: 31 Mar 2017

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Urgent need for water conservation

Demand for water in Mackay has risen sharply today, registering a rate of around 35 to 40 million litres per day.

Published: 31 Mar 2017

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Paid parking free from next week

The implementation of PayStay has been delayed due to inclement weather conditions.

Published: 31 Mar 2017

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Free green waste disposal period extended

Due to overwhelming public response, council will be extending the free green waste disposal period at its transfer stations until close of business on Sunday, April 9.

Published: 31 Mar 2017

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Changes to facility opening hours, events and services

There have been some changes to Mackay Regional Council’s facility opening hours and services today due to the impact of Ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie.

Published: 31 Mar 2017

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Water conservation period still in place

Water supply continues to be restricted due to river water quality and power supply issues.

Published: 31 Mar 2017

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Finch Hatton water supply work underway

A fallen tree has damaged the water main in Finch Hatton and drained the reservoir.

Published: 30 Mar 2017

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Changes to facility opening hours and services

There have been some changes to council’s facility opening hours and services due to inclement weather conditions as a result of Ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie:

Published: 30 Mar 2017

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UPDATED - Operational Waste Disposal Sites

The following transfer stations are operational today, as of 3.30pm

Published: 30 Mar 2017

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Road closures

As of 9am today, council would like to advise the following road closures:

Published: 30 Mar 2017

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Power restored to bores

Power has been restored to the bores at Nebo Road overnight.

Published: 30 Mar 2017

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Ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie Recovery

Everything you need to know about Ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie recovery.

Published: 29 Mar 2017

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Changes to facility opening hours

There have been some changes to Mackay Regional Council’s facility opening hours and services due to inclement weather conditions as a result of Ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie.

Published: 29 Mar 2017

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Be alert for high tide

Published: 28 Mar 2017

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Green and red zones advised to evacuate

Emergency alerts have been sent via SMS and landline voice messages advising residents in Mackay’s green and red zones to evacuate.

Published: 27 Mar 2017

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SMS Alert

Emergency alerts have been sent via SMS for residents.

Published: 27 Mar 2017

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Mackay airport cyclone update

Mackay Airport has now entered Stage 4 of its Cyclone Plan in response to the latest advice issued by the (BOM) on Cyclone Debbie.

Published: 27 Mar 2017

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Council closures

Council facilities used by the public.

Published: 27 Mar 2017

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Evacuations for Midge Point and St Helens Beach

Emergency alerts have been sent via SMS to residents of Midge Point and St Helens Beach advising them to “act and evacuate”.

Published: 27 Mar 2017

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Road closures

Council would like to advise the following roads are closed:

Published: 27 Mar 2017

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Bin collection services cancelled

Council wishes to advise that all bin collection services (waste and recycling) in the Mackay region have been cancelled until further notice.

Published: 27 Mar 2017

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Be prepared for Tropical Cyclone Debbie

Everything you need to know about tropical Cyclone Debbie...

Published: 25 Mar 2017

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Parking in Mackay is changing

Council will be removing the parking meters in its paid carparks on Friday, March 31.

Published: 24 Mar 2017

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Road closures

Council would like advise the following road closures:

Published: 23 Mar 2017

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Maroon fever starts to build ahead of fan day

Fancy a lunch date with the Queensland State of Origin team?

Published: 23 Mar 2017

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Removal of unsafe trees at water treatment plant

Council's arborists have identified 15 pine trees at the Nebo Road Water Treatment Plant that pose a potential safety risk and need to be removed.

Published: 23 Mar 2017

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Top 10 things to do around the region...

Amazing exhibitions opening at Artspace Mackay this week, run the Colour Dash 3000 or join local author Rhonda Brown for the ‘Hello Rainbow’ book launch.

Published: 22 Mar 2017

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Little bit of Italy coming to Mackay

Nonna is throwing a street party in Mackay and wants everyone to come home for it.

Published: 21 Mar 2017

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$5000 on offer for uni students

University students are renowned for having to be quite frugal to juggle their studies with living costs.

Published: 21 Mar 2017

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Bus and RV access dream now a reality

A $500,000 upgrade of Sarina’s Field of Dreams parkland is now a reality, with finishing touches being put on the construction project.

Published: 21 Mar 2017

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Heritage efforts to be honoured

WANTED: Examples of excellence in the conservation of heritage and history in the Mackay region.

Published: 21 Mar 2017

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Council staff in the spotlight

New insights into a range of council services are being provided on TV screens and in social media and the messages are being delivered in the words of our workers.

Published: 21 Mar 2017

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Gallery and gardens explore our botanical cosmos

A collaboration of gallery and gardens has produced an art exhibition that explores the botanical cosmos of Mackay.

Published: 21 Mar 2017

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Construction begins at Lamberts Beach lookout

Construction on a whale-watching pavilion at Lamberts Beach Lookout will begin this Wednesday (March 22).

Published: 20 Mar 2017

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Artspace upgrades heighten your senses

Artspace Mackay has undergone an upgrade designed to heighten the senses of visitors.

Published: 16 Mar 2017

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Top 10 things to do around the region…

There are amazing shows happening at the MECC, see the beauty in Man Cheung’s works at Artspace Mackay or Dudley Denny City Library hosts Tech Talks.

Published: 15 Mar 2017

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Giant owl head gets go-ahead thanks to grant

A giant owl head, representing two threatened local species, is one of the more original projects to have received council funding.

Published: 15 Mar 2017

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Tech Savvy Seniors program is back

The fortnightly Tech Savvy Seniors program is back at Mackay Regional Council Libraries.

Published: 13 Mar 2017

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Council developing strategy to shape community

The last five years has seen our region transformed.

Published: 09 Mar 2017

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Malcomson street upgrades continue

Council recently began work on a $3.8m upgrade to widen Malcomson Street to four lanes and install new traffic lights at Charles Hodge Avenue.

Published: 09 Mar 2017

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Heritage Fair to be bursting with brides

Last year the stage was filled with boxers, bikers and bowlers, but this year Greenmount will be bursting with brides.

Published: 09 Mar 2017

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Help improve our halls

There is still time to have your say on how you think our community halls could be improved.

Published: 09 Mar 2017

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New $1.6m operations centre and nursery

A new $1.6 million operations centre and nursery is set to flourish at the Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens.

Published: 08 Mar 2017

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Top 10 things to do around the region...

Check out the 50 Fabulous Faces exhibition, ‘Become an Entrepreneur and Change Your Life’ seminar or if you have a green thumb, there is an open day on at the Orchid House.

Published: 08 Mar 2017

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Free conferences to upskill community groups

For the first time members of not-for-profit groups and organisations have a personal development opportunity usually only available to business people.

Published: 08 Mar 2017

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Regions collaborate on disaster management

Mackay, Isaac and Whitsunday councils are looking to further strengthen their disaster management capabilities.

Published: 07 Mar 2017

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Works on Bedford Road, Andergrove

Council will be undertaking water main works near the intersection of Bedford Road and McMahon Street this Thursday (March 9), subject to weather.

Published: 07 Mar 2017

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Hillside salvage a true team effort

To many, it might simply look like hillside scrub.

Published: 07 Mar 2017

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Line-marking works in Sarina

Council will carry out night-time line-marking in Sarina next week.

Published: 06 Mar 2017

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Mackay to welcome Queen’s Baton

Local legends are being called on to carry the Queen’s Baton in Mackay as we prepare to host the Queen’s Baton Relay in lead-up to Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Published: 03 Mar 2017

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Seaview Park shared path to be extended

Council is about to extend the shared path in Seaview Park at Bucasia.

Published: 03 Mar 2017

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Partial road closure for Twilight run

THERE will be a partial road closure in Wood Street in the City Centre tomorrow (Friday, March 3) evening for the Twilight 5km Marina Run Launch.

Published: 02 Mar 2017

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Works on Davey Street, Glenella

Council will be performing preliminary water main works on Davey Street in Glenella from this Sunday (March 5).

Published: 02 Mar 2017

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Top 10 things to do around the region...

Botanic Gardens café are hosting their sunset sessions traffic light party or attend an information seminar – ‘All About Women Satellite’ at the MECC.

Published: 02 Mar 2017

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Mackay region to celebrate women

What do actor Geena Davis, mechanical engineer, social advocate and writer Yassmin Abdel-Magied and Fat Acceptance Movement activist Lindy West have in common?

Published: 02 Mar 2017

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Council responds to proposed planning scheme submitters

A new single planning scheme for the Mackay region is taking shape.

Published: 28 Feb 2017

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Council in Community kicks off for 2017

Council will hold its first Council in Community Day for 2017 tomorrow (Wednesday, March 1).

Published: 28 Feb 2017

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Sarina Sugar Shed in the national spotlight

The Sarina Sugar Shed is the toast of the country, after snaring a silver at the 2016 Qantas Australian Tourism Awards in Darwin.

Published: 27 Feb 2017

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Sports precinct construction

It's been five years in the making, but today the sod was turned on the multi-million-dollar Mackay Regional Sports Precinct.

Published: 23 Feb 2017

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Motorists reminded to pay attention to overhead signage

Motorists are being reminded to look up and pay attention to variable electronic signage on an overhead gantry in Malcomson Street during peak traffic times.

Published: 23 Feb 2017

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Top 10 things to do around the region...

Watch the story of Christine McVie at the MECC this Friday, don’t miss the SUNS take on the Bombers this Sunday or head to Gordon White library for a Tech Talks session.

Published: 22 Feb 2017

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Work for Queensland boosts local jobs

A total of 36 local projects will be delivered in the next nine months after the State Government approved Mackay’s $11.4 million Work for Queensland wish list.

Published: 22 Feb 2017

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Committee Chairs to change

A review into council’s standing committees has resulted in changing the make-up of two existing committees.

Published: 22 Feb 2017

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Fashion designer and songwriter get a leg-up

A budding fashion designer and a performing songwriter received a leg-up at a council morning tea today.

Published: 22 Feb 2017

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Sugar Shed recognised nationally in tourism industry

The Sarina Sugar Shed and Ibis Mackay will put the Mackay region on the map at the upcoming 2016 Qantas Australian Tourism Awards on Friday, February 24 in Darwin.

Published: 21 Feb 2017

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Mackay’s Got Talent auditions moved

Auditions for Mackay’s Got Talent, which showcases the talent of Mackay’s youth, have moved due to a lighting strike.

Published: 17 Feb 2017

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Strategy to promote Mackay fishing to the world

The Mackay region is primed to take advantage of a boom in recreational fishing tourism.

Published: 16 Feb 2017

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Top 10 things to do around the region

Our facilities have plenty on offer to keep the whole family entertained…

Published: 15 Feb 2017

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Book your free stall at the Volunteer Expo

Does your community or not-for-profit group need a hand, or a few extra pairs of hands?

Published: 15 Feb 2017

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Nice ‘jester’: Safety messages on the road

For the past five years, Sergeant Nigel Dalton from the Mackay Crime Prevention Unit has thrown his support behind Safety Circus.

Published: 10 Feb 2017

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Public views sought on region’s community halls

Do you use community halls in our region?

Published: 10 Feb 2017

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Artspace closes for renovations

After 14 years of providing exhibitions, workshops and events to the community, Artspace Mackay is getting a revamp.

Published: 09 Feb 2017

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Women encouraged to get active

Council is offering a range of $5, $10 and $15 classes as part of its popular Get Out, Get Active fitness program.

Published: 09 Feb 2017

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Cowboys players back-up for expo appearance

New signing Ben Hampton will be one of six NQ Cowboys players who will make an appearance at the Mackay Sports Expo and Sign-on Day this Sunday.

Published: 09 Feb 2017

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Top 10 things to do around the region

Don’t miss the Cowboys take on the Roosters this Saturday or come down to the MECC this Sunday for the Sports Expo and Sign-On Day.

Published: 08 Feb 2017

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Mackay to host 2017 Indoor Cricket National Championships

More than 700 players from across the country will compete at the 2017 Indoor Cricket National Championships, which will be played in Mackay, in July.

Published: 08 Feb 2017

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Council water software goes places

Water meter data management software developed by Mackay Regional Council is attracting interest throughout Australia.

Published: 08 Feb 2017

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Works on Peak Downs Highway, Te Kowai

Council will undertake works to relocate a section of water main on Peak Downs Highway in Te Kowai from this Thursday (February 9).

Published: 07 Feb 2017

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Students offered an insight into Artspace Mackay

Bailey Gambie is off to UNSW Sydney this year to study Art Theory, but before making the big city leap, she was able to gain some practical local experience.

Published: 06 Feb 2017

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Online services outage

Our online services will be unavailable from 6pm - 9:30pm Wednesday, April 19

Published: 03 Feb 2017

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Alert stations take disaster response to new heights

Council is about to embark on a new project that will improve its decision-making processes in emergency events.

Published: 03 Feb 2017

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Upgrades to Campwin Beach SES facility

Campwin Beach State Emergency Service volunteers will no longer need to park their private vehicles along the public road when volunteering.

Published: 02 Feb 2017

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AFL in our backyard

The 2017 JLT Community Series match in Mackay has been officially launched.

Published: 02 Feb 2017

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Top 10 things to do around the region

Our facilities have plenty on offer to keep the whole family entertained…

Published: 01 Feb 2017

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Change of library hours for ribbon cutting

The Dudley Denny City Library will have a change of opening hours this week to facilitate official opening celebrations.

Published: 31 Jan 2017

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Road closures

Council would like to advise the following roads are closed due to heavy rainfall.

Published: 30 Jan 2017

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Malcomson Street road works prompt access changes

Motorists and pedestrians may have noticed changes near the intersection of Malcomson Street and Charles Hodge Avenue at Mount Pleasant.

Published: 30 Jan 2017

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Mackay will host the 2017 Queensland Cross-Country

Mountain Bike Australia Ltd (MTBA) has announced Mackay will host the 2017 Queensland Cross-Country (XCO) State Championships.

Published: 30 Jan 2017

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Bundesen Street Park upgrades

Council is currently upgrading Bundesen Street Park in North Mackay following community consultation carried out last year.

Published: 30 Jan 2017

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Study, love of dance brought Chinese troupe together

While they hail from China, it was about 7500km away in Mackay where two ladies met, became close friends and started dancing together.

Published: 27 Jan 2017

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Short delay for replacement wheelie bins

There will be a slight delay in delivery of replacement wheelie bins next week.

Published: 27 Jan 2017

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Flow testing of water mains, Glenella and Mount Pleasant

Council will undertake works to perform flow testing of water mains along Davey Street in Glenella on Tuesday (January 31).

Published: 27 Jan 2017

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Unsung heroes recognised with Australia Day honours

Major award winners of Mackay’s Australia Day Awards have one thing in common – they don’t seek accolades for the tireless volunteer work they do.

Published: 25 Jan 2017

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Top 10 things to do around the region

Put on your Aussie cossie and grab a snag at one of many community events this Australia Day or celebrate the Year of the Rooster at Artspace Mackay doing fun crafts.

Published: 25 Jan 2017

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Top 10 Australia Day events in the Mackay region

Council is proudly supporting 10 Aussie-themed community events throughout the Mackay region for Australia Day.

Published: 25 Jan 2017

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Amazing Artspace opportunities for young people

Our region’s creative children have the opportunity to learn from one of Mackay’s best-known and most experienced artists.

Published: 23 Jan 2017

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GW3 Directors Elect Appointment

GW3 chair elect John Glanville has announced directors selected to take up board positions on the new economic development body for our region.

Published: 20 Jan 2017

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Time running out for $1000 arts bursary

Applications for Artspace Mackay Foundation’s $1000 Hands On Bursary close this coming Monday (January 23).

Published: 20 Jan 2017

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Recognising our region’s extraordinary women

Do you know an everyday woman who does extraordinary things?

Published: 19 Jan 2017

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Mackay ranks well in disaster management

Mackay has been given a big tick of approval for its disaster management.

Published: 19 Jan 2017

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Top 10 things to do around the region

There is plenty to do around the Mackay region this week to keep cool and beat the heatwave...

Published: 18 Jan 2017

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Community Grant round closing soon

Applications for council’s twice-yearly Community Grants program close on Friday, February 3.

Published: 18 Jan 2017

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Defend yourself against dengue

Dengue outbreaks occur annually in North Queensland and residents are being reminded to be vigilant to prevent the spread of the disease.

Published: 16 Jan 2017

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New round of City Centre Façade Improvement Scheme opens

A new round of the City Centre Façade Improvement Scheme opened today (Monday, January 16).

Published: 16 Jan 2017

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Works on Mansfield Drive, Beaconsfield

Council will undertake works to install a new water main connection at Mackay District Special School on Mansfield Drive in Beaconsfield from this Tuesday (January 17).

Published: 13 Jan 2017

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Top 10 things to do around the region

Our facilities have plenty on offer to keep the whole family entertained…

Published: 12 Jan 2017

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Charities fed up with litterers

Mackay's Lifeline has spent more than $35,000 disposing rubbish left outside their charity bins in the last year.

Published: 12 Jan 2017

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Celebrate the region’s unsung heroes

Residents are being encouraged to celebrate local heroes in our community at this year’s Mackay Regional Council Australia Day Awards

Published: 11 Jan 2017

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Big wet keeps council mowing crews busy

If you’re battling to stay on top of your fast-growing lawn during the current big wet, spare a thought for council’s mowing crews.

Published: 11 Jan 2017

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Incident at Dudley Denny City Library

Council has launched an internal investigation into an incident in the playground section at the Dudley Denny City Library this afternoon.

Published: 09 Jan 2017

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Road closures

As of 8.30am today the following roads remain closed due to wet weather:

Published: 05 Jan 2017

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Sarina Waste Transfer Station reopening this Saturday

Council wishes to advise the Sarina Waste Transfer Station at Brooks Road will be reopening this Saturday (January 7) and resume normal hours of operation hereon.

Published: 04 Jan 2017

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Top 10 things to do around the region

There is plenty to do around the Mackay region this week – Get creative at the Active Kids in the City activities or get moving with the 10,000 Steps program

Published: 04 Jan 2017

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Last chance to nominate for an Australia Day Award

There is less than one week remaining to nominate someone for an Australia Day Award.

Published: 04 Jan 2017

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