Have your say and help us name facilities

Here's your chance to have a say on names for the new aquatic and athletics facilities at the Mackay ARC.

Community consultation to help name each facility opens today.

Deputy Mayor Amanda Camm said the entire facility was named Mackay ARC (Aquatic and Recreation Complex).

She said two names were now being sought — one each for the aquatic and athletics facilities.

“Today we’re launching a consultation process similar to that used for the naming of the Sugar Bowl Mackay.

“We’re encouraging people to have their say by making name suggestions through our Connecting Mackay website.

“The only thing to keep in mind is the aquatic and athletics facilities can’t be named after people.

“A Walk of Fame to be developed at the Mackay ARC will honour the outstanding achievements of many of the Mackay region’s elite sportspeople.”

Community consultation for the naming of the aquatic and athletics facilities at Mackay ARC will remain open until March 20.

From those suggestions, a shortlist will be provided to council for decision.

“If one of your suggestions is chosen for the name of either of the facilities, you’ll have bragging rights for the future knowing you helped name the facility,’’ Cr Camm said.

Photo caption: First off the blocks: Mayor Greg Williamson gives the signal for Bayley Sleeman to be the first to dive into the Mackay ARC’s 50m pool.

Have your say on naming the facilities now at www.connectingmackay.com.au