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Practise pool safety this Australia Day

With Australia Day fast approaching, council is reminding residents to practise pool safety.

Published: 23 Jan 2019

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Top 10 things to do around the region

There is plenty to do around the region this week, this Friday night join us to celebrate and recognise our local heroes at the Australia Day Awards Gala Dinner, come along to one of 10 council supported Australia Day events across the region and check out your local library for the last week of school holiday activities.

Published: 23 Jan 2019

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Top 10 free Australia Day events in Mackay region

When the proactive Slade Point Neighbourhood Watch Community Group started planning an Australia Day event, Lamberts Beach was the logical choice for a venue.

Published: 23 Jan 2019

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Tireless volunteers receive accolades

Tireless volunteers who helped during the recent bushfire crisis in our region are among nominations for this year’s Mackay Regional Council Australia Day Awards.

Published: 23 Jan 2019

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Golden guest to join awards party

Mackay will have a golden ambassador helping the region celebrate Australia Day.

Published: 23 Jan 2019

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Sign on at sports expo

Players from Mackay’s National Premier League (NPL) football (soccer team) Magpies Crusaders United will have plenty to chat with fans about at a popular sports expo next month.

Published: 23 Jan 2019

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Restoration to tackle erosion issues at Lamberts Beach

Major beach restoration at Lamberts Beach is scheduled to start next week.

Published: 21 Jan 2019

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Give a shout out to Sarina’s unsung wonder women

Every year, in the first week of March, Sarina goes all out to celebrate everyday women who do exceptional things.

Published: 21 Jan 2019

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Top 10 things to do around the region this week...

Don’t miss the last week of Movie Matinees, Curious Creature Creations, Re-Purposed Pot Planters at Mackay Regional Council Libraries to keep the kids entertained as the school holidays start to come to an end.

Published: 16 Jan 2019

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$70,000 funding pool open now to local creatives

Creative residents have the opportunity to tap into a $70,000 funding pool if they act before Wednesday, February 13.

Published: 16 Jan 2019

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Time running out to apply for $4000 arts bursary

Applications for Artspace Mackay Foundation’s $4000 Hands On Bursary close this coming Monday (January 21).

Published: 14 Jan 2019

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Dengue prevention starts at home

Residents are being encouraged to clean up around their homes to help prevent the spread of dengue.

Published: 14 Jan 2019

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New bikeway improves access to Bluewater Trail

Council will start work on a new bikeway linking Ron Camm Bridge to Bluewater Trail early next month.

Published: 11 Jan 2019

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Drop in for hands-on school holiday fun at Artspace

Children are being encouraged to embrace their creative side these school holidays with free, hands-on, drop-in activities at Artspace Mackay.

Published: 09 Jan 2019

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Top 10 things to do around the region

There is plenty to do around the region this week, Mackay City Centre’s Active Kids in the City program has something fun for everyone during these school holidays, children aged five to 12 years old are invited come along to any craft session at the local library to create some curious creatures and the Botanic Gardens are calling all artists aged 10-17 years old to create a canvas art that reflects the theme “Nature” for a chance to be showcased in the February Lagoons Gallery art exhibition and to be in the draw to win a $50 voucher.

Published: 09 Jan 2019

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Bursary opens doors for budding entertainers

Performing arts in Mackay owe much to the late Jack Sturgeon.

Published: 08 Jan 2019

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$86,000 available to boost community groups

If your community group has a big idea, exciting project or drawcard event, then council might be able to chip in up to $10,000.

Published: 08 Jan 2019

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Top 10 things to do around the region

There is plenty to do around the region this week...

Published: 02 Jan 2019

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Practice food safety this Christmas

No one wants to be “driving the porcelain bus”, “calling for Ralph” or having a “technicoloured yawn” this Christmas.

Published: 20 Dec 2018

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Adopt a pet for Christmas

Council is asking residents that are planning to add a four-legged friend to their family over the festive season, to consider adoption instead.

Published: 20 Dec 2018

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New Year’s Eve River Party will be a “Hoot”!

Combine some famous owl pals with four experienced rockers and a rising 18-year-old local songstress and you have a New Year’s Eve party to suit everyone.

Published: 18 Dec 2018

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Register.Find.Reunite. launched to reunite families and friends

Red Cross has opened Register.Find.Reunite. and is urging people affected by SEVERE TROPICAL CYCLONE OWEN WEATHER SYSTEM to get in touch with their families and friends.

Published: 14 Dec 2018

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Tree to be removed at Marian

A large Cassia tree at Marian is being removed for safety reasons.

Published: 14 Dec 2018

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Young ambassadors wanted for Japanese sister city tour

Council is seeking motivated young people to represent our region in our Japanese sister city, Matsuura.

Published: 07 Dec 2018

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