NEWS

  • City Centre Palm Tree MaintenanceWednesday, March 3, 2021

    Council staff will begin scheduled maintenance of palm trees in the City Centre this Saturday (March 6). Palm cleaning will be carried out over two weeks between 5am and 9am on weekdays and weekends on Victoria, Wood, Macalister and Nelson streets, as well as Mangrove Road and Matsuura Drive. Palm cleaning on Sydney Street will […]

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  • Fifth Lane Pavement Revitalisation WorksFriday, February 12, 2021

    Mackay City Centre’s Fifth Lane pavement will soon complement the bright, creative murals that line the laneway. As of Monday (February 15), revitalisation works will commence to improve the laneway pavement’s condition and appearance. While these works are completed, Fifth Lane will be closed to all traffic until end of May. The revitalisation package encompasses […]

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  • Online Self-Guided Heritage Trail Tour LaunchedMonday, December 7, 2020

    Residents and tourists can now take a self-guided heritage tour of Mackay’s City Centre and waterfront using their smartphone or tablet. Council has launched the first of its Mackay Heritage Discovery Trails. The self-guided Mackay City Centre and Waterfront Heritage Discovery Trail uses ArcGIS StoryMaps via council’s website. It starts at the Leichhardt Tree at […]

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  • Fairy Light RepairsFriday, November 27, 2020

    Council will be completing repairs to the fairy lights in the trees along Victoria Street from next week. The fairy lights have deteriorated over time and need to be replaced. The works will be carried out at night between the hours of 10pm and 4am, starting on Monday, November 30, until Tuesday, December 1. Some […]

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  • Palm Cleaning in the City CentreFriday, November 27, 2020

    The palm trees in the City Centre will be looking their best for Christmas. Council will be removing dead fronds and seeds from the trees as part of a scheduled palm tree maintenance program that will start on Saturday (November 28). Palm cleaning will be carried out over two weeks between 5am and 9am on […]

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  • Fun in the Sun for Everyone at the Bluewater LagoonFriday, October 30, 2020

    The refurbishment of Bluewater Lagoon’s new interactive play area has been completed and it is now open to the public, just in time for the warmer months. The new play area has been designed for people of all-abilities and members from All Abilities Mackay were invited to be some of the first to try the […]

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  • Demolition Works on River StreetFriday, October 30, 2020

    Council has engaged contractors to start work demolishing the old Sea Fresh Seafood building, located at 6 River Street, from Monday, November 9, weather permitting. Demolition works are expected to be completed prior to Christmas and work will be undertaken from 6am to 6pm, Monday to Friday. Some Saturday work may also be required. The […]

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  • Mackay Waterfront Attracts Plenty of InterestThursday, October 15, 2020

    Council received an excellent response to its Mackay Waterfront Expression of Interest (EOI) tender, with seven submissions received in total. Of these, two companies have been shortlisted to proceed to the next stage of consultation. They include Brisbane-based Sentinel Group Holding and local consortium ReNew Mackay Pty Ltd. Mayor Greg Williamson said the quality of […]

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  • COUNCIL MAKES SHOP FRONT FACELIFTS EASIERFriday, September 11, 2020

    This month council is excited to launch the new Building Improvement Rebate program. The new program will supersede the previous Mackay City Centre and Mackay Pride Facade Improvement Schemes. This will make it easier than ever to make improvements to shop fronts and will ensure a more streamlined process with one set of guidelines for […]

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  • PALM CLEANING IN CITY CENTREWednesday, September 2, 2020

    Council staff will begin scheduled maintenance of palm trees in the City Centre on Saturday (September 5). Palm cleaning will be carried out over two weeks between 5am and 9am on weekdays and weekends on Victoria, Wood, Macalister and Nelson streets, as well as Mangrove Road and Matsuura Drive. Palm cleaning on Sydney Street will […]

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  • Mackay Waterfront EOI process to test Appetite for Private InvestmentWednesday, June 10, 2020

    Six council-owned freehold sites in the Mackay Waterfront Priority Development Area (PDA) are earmarked as potential catalysts for exciting inner-city projects. Such projects would support revitalisation of the City Centre and proposed waterfront public realm upgrades near these sites. Council is about to gauge interest in the development potential of those sites through an Expressions […]

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  • #Buymackay ChallengeMonday, June 8, 2020

    It has never been more important to support local businesses. With COVID-19 restrictions now easing, let’s help our region’s businesses get back on their feet and #BuyMackay! When you buy local, you are supporting the creation of new jobs in our region and you are helping small businesses thrive.

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  • Palm Cleaning in City CentreThursday, May 28, 2020

    Council staff will begin scheduled maintenance of palm trees in the City Centre next Monday (June 1). Palm cleaning will be carried out over two weeks between 5am and 9am on weekdays and weekends on Victoria, Wood, Macalister and Nelson streets, as well as Mangrove Road and Matsuura Drive. Palm cleaning on Sydney street will […]

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  • Festivals Cancelled for 2020Monday, May 18, 2020

    Council has made the tough decision to cancel two of our region’s most popular festivals in 2020. The Mackay Festival of Arts, scheduled for July, and Global Grooves, scheduled for October, will not go ahead this year. Mayor Greg Williamson said there was no safe way to hold these major festivals while still enforcing social […]

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  • Survey to Assess Impacts of COVID-19 Pandemic in MackayWednesday, May 13, 2020

    An independent COVID-19 Community Pulse Survey is about to begin to assess the impact of coronavirus and its social distancing restrictions on the Mackay community. The survey will include a random phone poll of residents, as well as the option for people to respond online. It will be undertaken by IRIS Research on behalf of […]

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  • Hudson Air Conditioning compeltes Facade ImprovementTuesday, May 12, 2020

    The Mackay City Centre Façade Improvement Scheme supports the revitalisation of building façades in the Mackay City Centre in partnership with private property owners and business owners. Click the HERE to find out more information and apply.  

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