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    Calling Expression of Interest for the Mackay Italian Street PartyThursday, March 28, 2019

    The Jayco Mackay Italian Street Party will be back in 2019, this year held on Saturday, May 18, from 3pm – 9pm. The Wood and Victoria Street cross section will once again be closed to traffic and transformed into “Little Italy” for the night. The Mackay and District Italian Association encourage all City Centre business […]

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    Chinese New Year 2019Monday, February 4, 2019

    2019 sees a change in the format of the Chinese New Year Event. Mackay City Centre is planning two new initiatives to celebrate the Chinese New Year.  The first is a media campaign advertising the offer available from Mackay City Centre Restaurants, Pubs and Bars and the second is to create a China Town theme […]

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    Summer in the City CompetitionWednesday, January 9, 2019

    We are celebrating our amazing City this Summer! During January and February, we have partnered with Star 101.9 to give you the chance to win a $1000 voucher each month to spend in the Mackay City Centre. Simply click HERE to enter the draw. Also be sure to listen to Breakfast with Rob Kidd for […]

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    Christmas Twlight Late Night opening & Roaming CarollersThursday, November 29, 2018

    Friday, December 14,  is going to be a fun shopping experience with lots of our regular retailers choosing to stay open late for your Christmas Shopping spree and what better way to get you into the Christmas mood than to have the Chanteuse Carollers wandering through the City Street singing all your favourite Carols while […]

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    Twinkle, Twinkle Little StarThursday, November 29, 2018

    Have you seen the newest twinkly additions to the Mackay City Centre?  This year we have ‘shone a light’, on our Christmas decorations and have added a sparkle to our streets. Four new illuminated decorations have been installed in the Victoria and Wood Street cross-section surrounding Canefire.  A new Christmas Tree is also standing tall […]

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    Summer in the City Bus AdvertisementsThursday, November 29, 2018

    Eat, Drink, Shop, Culture, Heritage and Art are the words that can be seen around the suburbs of Mackay as the City Centre has taken to the streets advertising the City’s amazing offer available.  The 18-week campaign which started in November is the start of our Summer in the City promotion.  Along with two “super-side” […]

  • Work begins on new City Centre roundaboutMonday, November 5, 2018

    Driving in the City Centre is set to get easier. Council has started construction of a roundabout at the Victoria and Peel streets intersection. The roundabout will allow drivers to negotiate the intersection far more easily and safer and is expected to reduce the incidence of traffic crashes in this area. Construction will be completed […]

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    Christmas decorations to add festive cheerFriday, November 2, 2018

    Christmas Grinches beware – decorations for the festive season will start going up throughout the Mackay region from this weekend. But don’t panic – the November appearance of some decorations isn’t a cheap marketing ploy and there is still plenty of time to do your Christmas shopping. Council always starts erecting Christmas decorations in November […]

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    New Year’s Eve River PartyThursday, November 1, 2018

    Celebrate the New Year with the whole family at Mackay City Centre’s New Year’s Eve River Party brought to you by, Mackay City Centre and B.B. Print at Bluewater Quay.  Watch the spectacular fireworks over the Pioneer River and enjoy the huge variety of free entertainment all night. The family friendly fun starts at 6pm […]


    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 […]