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    Mackay Region’s Visitor Information Centre- SarinaTuesday, October 2, 2018

    Firstly, to answer the question Mackay’s businesses have been asking around the Tourist Information Centre based at the City Gates; yes the Tourist Information is still open for business and will continue to welcome and inform our visitors and tourist to Mackay. The new Mackay Region Visitor Information Centre and the long-awaited Sarina Field of […]

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    Palm cleaning in City CentreFriday, September 21, 2018

    Council staff will begin scheduled maintenance of palm trees in the City Centre on Monday (September 24). The work will be done for two weeks on weekdays and weekends, between 5am and 9am.  Sydney Street will be done on a Sunday and take most of the morning to complete. Other streets palm cleaning will take […]

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    Ministry of Fitness MackayMonday, September 10, 2018

    What better way to leverage the amazing work of Jamie’s Ministry of Food than for Mackay to show their support in delivering a free 10- week Fitness Program. Mackay City Centre has teamed up with Mackay Regional Council’s Sports Development and Integrated Bodies to provide an intensive 10-week program of fitness.  Classes will be held […]

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    Renew Newcastle Case Study Food for Thought in MackayThursday, September 6, 2018

    Anyone selling a house often uses a stylist to ensure the home looks lived in and loved. The same thinking should be applied when trying to sell or lease commercial property space in a city centre. That is the view of Renew Newcastle general manager Christopher Saunders, who was in Mackay outlining how that New […]

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    Renew in a BoxFriday, August 31, 2018

    Mackay City Centre is excited to be staging the travelling exhibition Renew in a Box. The exhibition captures how the City of Newcastle successfully manages the short-term use of the city’s empty buildings.   With 261 Creative projects incubated since 2009 and a whopping 81 buildings which have been fixed up and activated, plus 67 commercial […]

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    Jamie’s Ministry of FoodFriday, August 31, 2018

    Bluewater Quay is buzzing with the arrival of Jamie’s Ministry of Food – the trailer, which has been touring Australia, houses no less than: a mobile kitchen; cooking islands; sinks; storage and a dishwasher! The truck will be resident in Mackay until November and will be running five-week cooking courses. Jamie’s Ministry of Food partnered […]

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    ‘Ministry of Food’ moving into MackayWednesday, August 22, 2018

    Jamie’s Ministry of Food Australia has moved into the Bluewater Quay in Mackay.  This mobile kitchen is a purpose built, fully equipped mobile kitchen classroom, designed to deliver practical cooking classes to communities across Queensland.  It aims to give as many people as possible the tools and information they need to be able to make […]

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    Mackay City Centre- Art WalkMonday, July 9, 2018

    Mackay City Centre invites members of the community to come along to a FREE guided Art Walk Tour.  Hosted by Artspace Director-Tracey Heathwood, explore our iconic art installations, designed and created by some of Australia’s most talented artists. Whether you are a creator, artist or just enjoy the beauty of art there is plenty to […]

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    Active Kids in the City- School Holiday ProgramMonday, June 25, 2018

    Active Kids in the City offers a plethora of activities for children big and small – arts and crafts, get out get active and more – and all of it is completely free! Each school holidays, a free activity is run every day.  Get out of the house and keep the kids busy with our […]

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    Civic Precinct’s Wonderland transformation beginsTuesday, June 19, 2018

    A velvet-draped and wood-furnished Wonderland Spiegeltent featuring vintage stained-glass windows will appear in Mackay in July. This ambient venue will be the setting for two spellbinding shows. They include an old time travelling circus, Circus Wonderland (July 7-15), and Rouge (July 20-19), a decadent blend of sensational acrobatics, operatic cabaret and cheeky burlesque. The disassembled […]

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    Inspiring InstallationsTuesday, June 12, 2018

    Take a stroll through the Mackay City Centre and explore our iconic art installations, designed and created by some of Australia’s most talented artists. You may have driven or walked past the Canefire installation at the roundabout of Wood and Victoria Streets, but did you know this magnificent design was created by Niche Art as […]

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    QLD DAY Mackay Artwork UnveiledWednesday, June 6, 2018

    A project that has been long in the making has been unveiled today at the Greater Whitsunday Farmers Market.  The 15m QLD DAY Mackay Artwork, could  been seen by the community for the first time today and there were nothing but positive comments. Over the past few weeks local artists from BASEarts Mackay have been […]

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    Mackay to Celebrate QLD DayTuesday, June 5, 2018

    Queensland Day in Mackay will morph into a week-long celebration. Tomorrow (Wednesday, June 6) is not only the rugby league 2018 State of Origin series opener – it is also, fittingly, Queensland Day. The day will be celebrated in Mackay with a special Queensland Day Greater Whitsunday Farmers’ Market at Bluewater Quay from 7am to […]

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    Celebrating Our RegionMonday, June 4, 2018

    This week, the markets are incorporating the Queensland Day celebrations, with plenty of extra events at both the Wednesday Farmers’ Market and the River Street Twilight Market, on this Friday night. GREATER WHITSUNDAY FARMERS MARKETS Every Wednesday morning, from 7am – 11am, the Bluewater Quay comes to life with the Greater Whitsunday Farmers’ Market. There’s […]

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    After Sunset in the CityMonday, May 28, 2018

    The Mackay City Centre is a vibrant and energetic destination for families, couples and friends, with a great variety of restaurants, cafes, entertainment and activities. there’s always plenty to do during the day, but what happens when the sun goes down? Venture into the Mackay City Centre at night, and you’ll find an energetic, and […]

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    Fresh produce keeps Golinski coming backThursday, May 24, 2018

    Mackay’s fantastic fresh local produce keeps celebrity chef Matt Golinski coming back for more. He will again be the special guest chef at the fourth annual Greater Whitsunday Food Network Farm to Plate Dinner at the MECC on Thursday, June 7. Tickets for the three-course dinner, prepared by Matt Golinski and local chefs, are currently […]

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