NEWS

  • Free Heritage Walk cancelled this SundayWednesday, May 29, 2013

    This weekend’s Heritage Walk has been cancelled but there is still plenty of action and entertainment for residents to enjoy in the City Centre. For those planning some weekend exercise, Active in the City has you covered with the following free activities taking place: LayZee Runners Club, Mackay Saturday, June 1, 5.45am, Metro Market Cafe, […]

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    New lease of life predicted for poolsWednesday, May 22, 2013

    Council’s decision to lease the Memorial and Pioneer Swim Centres will save the community over $400,000 per year. Mayor of Mackay Regional Council Deirdre Comerford said the decision was a win-win situation for residents. “While council retains ownership of the pools, private management will provide more flexibility for swimmers as the facilities can be operated […]

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  • Learn how to lend a hand this volunteer weekWednesday, May 15, 2013

    From gardening and library assistance to helping the elderly and working with youth, there are literally hundreds of volunteer positions on offer region wide. To find out more, register today to take part in Mackay Regional Council’s free volunteer information session on Friday (May 17). Held in support of National Volunteer Week (May 13-29), the […]

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  • Steindl drives home health messageWednesday, May 15, 2013

    You won’t see Paul Steindl’s car in its usual office parking spot for the next few months as the Sport, Recreation and Facilities portfolio councillor embraces the 2013 Mackay Swapper Challenge. To be rolled out locally this month, the 12-week initiative is a free and simple self-managed challenge created to inspire people to adopt a […]

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  • Our finest artists revealed at Libris AwardsMonday, May 6, 2013

    Preparations are in full swing at Artspace Mackay as the gallery gears up for the exciting opening of the 2013 Libris Awards, the Australian artists’ book competition. For a special twist, the exhibition will open on Saturday, May 11 as a cocktail evening event, instead of the usual  Friday night, giving visitors a unique opportunity to […]

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  • ANZAC Day 2013Thursday, April 18, 2013

    On Thursday, April 25, ANZAC Day commemoration ceremonies will be held around the region to acknowledge and remember the service of our veterans and all Australians who have served and died in wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations. To see a full list of services being held around the region click here.

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  • City Centre Taskforce support council’s funding bidWednesday, April 17, 2013

    A vibrant city centre with interactive signage and active streetscapes are some of the features a newly formed City Centre taskforce want and they’re sharing their thoughts with the Federal Government. The new City Centre Task Force comprises councillors Greg Martin and Chris Bonanno, Chamber of Commerce President Tim Miles, Ricky Dhaliwal from Spice and […]

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  • $60 million road restoration works in full swingFriday, April 12, 2013

    TWO major road restoration projects have hit the half way mark with traffic starting to access the newly built and restored roads at Bridge Road and Connors Road. Work on these two key roads form part of the $60 million program to restore key arterial roads between the Mackay City Centre and Paget Industrial Precinct. […]

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  • It’s easy to hop into the City Centre this EasterThursday, March 28, 2013

    A monster Easter egg hunt, dozens of speciality stores to choose from and bands playing into the night is something you and your family do not want to miss. To get into the City Centre this weekend you can use: Council’s all day off-street car parking bays at the following sites: > Mid city car […]

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  • Music and art combine for The LanesTuesday, March 26, 2013

    Live music, DJ’s, street art and chocolate will combine for an energetic and amazing cultural experience at The Lanes – Mackay’s Easter Festival on Sunday, March 31. The Festival kicks off with the family friendly BB Print Easter in Wonderland Party at Old Town Hall Park on Sydney Street – where 40 vintage cars will […]

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  • Hollywood classics now showing at ArtspaceMonday, March 18, 2013

    Classic films are now showing at Artspace Mackay on the last Sunday of the month, starting with a special screening of Singin’ in the Rain on Easter Sunday (March 31) at 10.30am. Starring Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor and Debbie Reynolds, Singin’ in the Rain is a lighthearted musical comedy which has delighted audiences for over […]

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    Active in the City benefits business and communityWednesday, February 6, 2013

    From getting fit to providing opportunities for business partnerships and promotion, council’s Active in the City program is working on many levels. Tourism and Economic Development portfolio councillor, Greg Martin said Active in the City is a good example of a strong partnership between all levels of government as well as business and the wider […]

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