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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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    Mackay primed for waterfront development boostThursday, May 24, 2018

    Mackay is set to undergo a job-creating and lifestyle-boosting revitalisation. The Queensland Government is declaring a priority development area (PDA) on 170 hectares within the CBD and along the Pioneer River and Town Beach. Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning Cameron Dick said the Mackay Waterfront PDA declaration would enable council to pursue […]

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    Our Vibrant Autumn ParadiseMonday, May 21, 2018

    Fresh autumn temperatures, gorgeous sunsets and clear night skies are perfect for enjoying the activities, dinning and atmosphere of the Mackay City Centre. It’s such a perfect time to sit outside with family and friends, and soak in our sublime City Centre atmosphere, especially when you’re enjoying a beautiful alfresco meal from one of our fabulous […]

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    Get active in the Mackay City CentreTuesday, May 15, 2018

    The weather is getting cooler which means it’s the perfect time of the year to get out and get active in the Mackay City Centre.  There are a huge range of healthy activities and fitness options here, right at your fingertips, so whether you can fit in 10, 30 or 60 minutes — bring your family […]

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    Mackay Mazda Festival of ArtsThursday, May 10, 2018

    This year’s Mackay Mazda Festival of Arts is a triumph of local arts, food and entertainment, complete with some exciting guest acts. Hailed as one of the most diverse line-ups to date, the Festival Program boasts everything from the world premiere of a new ballet to an adults-only, tongue-in-cheek acrobatic burlesque show. For the families, […]

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    Get active this May and win 1 of 2 South Pacific Cruises!Wednesday, May 9, 2018

    Council has created a Get Active campaign in collaboration with Mackay Institute of Research and Innovation to get Mackay moving again Obesity and type 2 diabetes are significant health issues across the region but we can make a difference. Let’s Shape Up and make bite sized changes to reduce obesity and type 2 diabetes in […]

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    Treat your mum to a special day out in the Mackay City CentreTuesday, May 8, 2018

    The Mackay City Centre has everything you need to spoil her on this special day. With a huge range of restaurants, cafes, retail shops and boutiques, activities and experiences all within close proximity, you’re sure to find the perfect gift to spoil that someone special. Treat mum to a luxurious massage, facial or treatment from […]

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    World Tai Chi and Qigong DayMonday, April 23, 2018

    On the last Saturday of April each year at 10 am, tens of thousands, in hundreds of cities, in over 80 nations come together… to breathe together … Become History! Attend this Free world health event On Saturday, April 28, 2018 we will be joining in this Annual World Tai Chi & Qigong Day to […]

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    ANZAC DAY – MACKAY MAIN PARADEMonday, April 23, 2018

    Due to increased security requirements for parades, residents are advised that roads may be closed for longer than usual. Motorists are advised to avoid the CBD, where possible, and refrain from parking on Gordon Street, between Gregory and Wellington streets. The new route starts at the carpark behind Dudley Denny City Library at The Dome […]

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    New storyboards at Bluewater Quay tell historic talesMonday, April 23, 2018

    Two new storyboards at Bluewater Quay commemorate a significant time and place in Mackay’s history. One of the etched stainless-steel storyboards tells the story of the 1918 cyclone, with the other featuring the tale of the historic Leichhardt Tree beside the Pioneer River. The new storyboards were officially unveiled on behalf of council’s Character and […]

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    Get involved in Wagyu WeekMonday, April 23, 2018

    Do you know a cafe/restaurant that cooks with wagyu beef? To celebrate the Australian Wagyu Association’s national conference coming to Mackay, we’re looking for local cafes/restaurants to join our Wagyu Restaurant Trail and create a wagyu dish for the first week of May.  See website for details.   http://www.mackay.qld.gov.au/community/events/wagyu_week    

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