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Reduced camping fees to increase demand

Council is reducing the cost to camp at Ball Bay and St Helen’s Beach camping reserves.

Published: 24 Feb 2021

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Mackay environment shines in four new Artspace exhibitions

The Leap, Cape Hillsborough, Eungella, North Eton, Kinchant Dam, the Kommo Toera Trail and dozens of other iconic local locations feature in Artspace Mackay’s latest exhibitions.

Published: 24 Feb 2021

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$188,000 on offer for community groups

Council has $188,000 up-for-grabs to boost our region’s community and not-for-profit groups.

Published: 23 Feb 2021

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Platypus Beach remains closed

Platypus Beach will remain closed to the public this weekend and until further notice.

Published: 19 Feb 2021

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Cone Street Park improvements set to begin

Cone Street Park at Shoal Point is getting an upgrade this month thanks to council works.

Published: 19 Feb 2021

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Council shines light on legendary neighbours

Do you have the kind of neighbour who will feed your pets while you’re on holiday or lend you a roll of loo paper during lockdown?

Published: 17 Feb 2021

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Sarina puts the call out to recognise exceptional women

Past winners of the Mary Malone Perpetual Award have included tireless volunteers Colleen Burt and Dianne Barnett and Queensland Country Women’s Association stalwart Lyn Hackett.

Published: 17 Feb 2021

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Platypus Beach to remain closed to public users

Water sample collection and testing at Platypus Beach has been completed following public health concerns raised on Monday (February 15).

Published: 16 Feb 2021

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Platypus Beach closed

As of this afternoon (February 15), Mackay Regional Council has closed Platypus Beach.

Published: 15 Feb 2021

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Aged water main replacement works in Marian

An aged water main in Anzac Avenue in Marian is being replaced over the next four months.

Published: 15 Feb 2021

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Online Sports Expo kicking goals for local clubs

The Online Sports Expo is helping local clubs and sporting groups sign up new members.

Published: 12 Feb 2021

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Fifth Lane pavement revitalisation works

Mackay City Centre’s Fifth Lane pavement will soon complement the bright, creative murals that line the laneway.

Published: 12 Feb 2021

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Tip Shop visit inspires exciting community project

When Clancy Morgan spotted an old, worn piano at the Incredable Tip Shop it proved to be the catalyst for an exciting community project.

Published: 10 Feb 2021

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Creative talent boosted thanks to bursary presentations

Three talented locals received cheques totalling $5000 at a council morning tea today.

Published: 10 Feb 2021

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Emotional short film captures local bush fire stories

Experience first-hand accounts of the 2018 Eungella Bushfires through an emotional short film that encapsulates the events, as they occurred.

Published: 09 Feb 2021

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Reckless waste disposal causes another truck fire

Another fire has caused a close call in a council waste truck.

Published: 09 Feb 2021

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Seaforth welcomes new shared pathway

A beachside town is counting the days until a new shared pathway is accessible for their community.

Published: 09 Feb 2021

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Platypus Beach closed for railway repairs

A small section of Platypus Beach will be closed to the public from Monday, February 8, until Friday, April 30.

Published: 03 Feb 2021

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New plant to improve Koumala’s water supply

Council is moving ahead with plans to improve Koumala’s potable water supply.

Published: 01 Feb 2021

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Online Sports Expo goes live on website

The 2021 Online Sports Expo and Sign-on is now live on council’s website.

Published: 29 Jan 2021

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Works accelerated on Midge Point Water Network

Mackay Regional Council is prioritising works to address ongoing dirty water issues in the Midge Point Water Supply System.

Published: 29 Jan 2021

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Community Grants of $188,000 close next week

Community groups have until midnight next Friday (February 5) to tap into $188,000 on offer through council’s community grants.

Published: 29 Jan 2021

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New crossing to improve pedestrian safety in Mackay City Centre

A scramble crossing will be installed at the intersection of Milton and Alfred streets to improve pedestrian safety to the Mackay Showgrounds.

Published: 28 Jan 2021

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Outstanding community members recognised with Australia Day honours

Mackay's 2021 Citizen of the Year Mabel Quakawoot has been many things to many people – an active citizen, an educator, a mentor and volunteer.

Published: 25 Jan 2021

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Mackay lookout upgrades enhance must-see million views

More than $1.42 million in upgrades to enhance views from the North Mackay Rotary Lookout have been completed thanks to an investment by the Palaszczuk Government.

Published: 22 Jan 2021

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Council meetings move back to Chambers

The first ordinary meeting of 2021 next week will also mark a return to the Council Chambers after COVID-19 forced a relocation to the MECC for much of 2020.

Published: 22 Jan 2021

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Mystery trio has Mackay thinking

What makes someone important to you?

Published: 21 Jan 2021

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Midge Point Water Network flushing works

Council has recently conducted water flushing in the Midge Point Water Network.

Published: 20 Jan 2021

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Test your dengue knowledge to win

Mackay, Isaac and Whitsunday regional councils are calling on residents to test their dengue knowledge by completing an online quiz as part of an annual awareness campaign.

Published: 20 Jan 2021

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Mackay ARC hosts elite Australian swim team

A team of 22 elite swimmers are in Mackay this week training ahead of this year’s Olympic trials.

Published: 19 Jan 2021

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Traffic management for garden maintenance

Council will be carrying out garden bed maintenance on the Bruce Highway on Saturday, January 23.

Published: 19 Jan 2021

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Water supply interruption at Finch Hatton

Council wishes to remind Finch Hatton residents and businesses of an interruption to water supply on Wednesday (January 20).

Published: 18 Jan 2021

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Meet the design team behind Seaforth Esplanade’s upgrades

Residents are being invited to learn more about the Seaforth Esplanade Park later this month.

Published: 18 Jan 2021

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Artspace explores climate change with kids in pop-up venue

Artspace Mackay will be hosting art activities inspired by environmental and social issues in a special pop-up venue this month.

Published: 14 Jan 2021

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Proposed changes to local laws

Council has proposed amendments to six local laws and the public is being invited to leave their feedback.

Published: 08 Jan 2021

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Full steam ahead on upgrades to Ooralea playground

Residents living on the southern side of town can look forward to some exciting new playground upgrades that are “on track” for delivery in early 2021.

Published: 07 Jan 2021

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Libraries take up the fight against fake news

Mackay Regional Council Libraries have two programs starting in the new year aimed at helping young adults become more social media savvy.

Published: 24 Dec 2020

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North Mackay Rotary Lookout opens in time for Christmas

Christmas has come early for Mackay residents with the final touches of the North Mackay Rotary Lookout complete.

Published: 24 Dec 2020

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Don’t miss your chance to acknowledge our local heroes

Time is running out to recognise incredible individuals and groups who have gone above and beyond in 2020.

Published: 23 Dec 2020

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Council to send 2020 out with a bang

It hasn’t been the best year for partying, but council is determined 2020 will go out with a bang!

Published: 23 Dec 2020

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New sand stockpile site for the region

Seaforth now has an emergency sand stockpile on Elizabeth Street.

Published: 23 Dec 2020

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