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Dynamic Dialogue Premier's Mackay Tour Sparked Debate And Development

Dynamic Dialogue Premier's Mackay Tour Sparked Debate And Development

Amidst mounting tension and discontent, Queensland Premier Steven Miles embarked on a pivotal visit to Mackay last week, navigating the delicate terrain of community unrest surrounding the proposed Pioneer-Burdekin Pumped Hydro Project. The journey, punctuated by two town hall meetings, unfolded in the face of fierce opposition and impassioned calls for accountability. Since the pumped hydro scheme was announced in 2022 in a manner that blindsided both local Pioneer Valley residents and the regi

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New Mackay Regional Council Takes Office

New Mackay Regional Council Takes Office

The Mackay community witnessed a significant moment last week as the newly elected Mackay Regional Council was officially sworn in at a ceremony held at the 500 Pavilion, Mackay Showgrounds. The council's inauguration marked the beginning of a new chapter in the region's governance. Amidst a gathering of local officials and community members, Mayor Williamson, alongside 10 councillors, solemnly took the oath of office administered by council’s CEO Scott Owen. Among the returning councillors were

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Farewell To One Of The Last Heroes Of WWII

Farewell To One Of The Last Heroes Of WWII

By Amanda Wright Mackay bids farewell to a cherished war hero and author, Tom Barry, who passed away last month at the age of 101. Tom's memory and remarkable wartime experiences continue to resonate within the community, immortalised through his poignant memoir, A Prodigious Leap. His legacy of courage, resilience, and unwavering commitment to his country will forever be etched in the annals of WWII history. In commemoration of his extraordinary life, the Mackay RSL Sub-Branch organised a heart

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Cutters Edged Out By Blackhawks Going Blow For Blow

Cutters Edged Out By Blackhawks Going Blow For Blow

In a gripping round of rugby league action, the Mackay Cutters faced formidable challenges across divisions. The Hostplus Cup clash against the Townsville Blackhawks showcased a fiercely contested battle at Jack Manski Oval. With an early lead courtesy of Ross Bella's third-minute try, the Cutters traded blows with the Blackhawks throughout the first half. Townsville responded with a four-pointer in the 15th minute, and John Radal crossed for the Cutters in the 25th minute to keep the match leve

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Stunning Queenslander on 60 Acres
Stunning Queenslander on 60 Acres

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Are you looking for the peaceful, tranquil, rural lifestyle with an immaculate fully renovated Queenslander/
Federation style home, showcased in the middle of manicured lawns and gardens with views, not only of the
sixty acres of pristine pastures, but rural and mountainous scenery as far as your eyes can see.
Some of the many features of the property includes;
- The crafted high ceilings in the home make it look very stylish and adds to the statesman like appeal.
- The large, very serviceable kitchen has a walk-in pantry, plenty of cupboard and bench space and a servery
into the dining room. A large commercial looking oven and cook top adds to the quality fittings throughout the
home.
- A large solid two bay shed and carport with adjoining workshop.
- Fully stock proof fences and Cattle yards.
- As new water pump run by solar.

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GET SET FOR TAKE-OFF!  Bowen At Forefront Of Australia’s First Space Launch

GET SET FOR TAKE-OFF! Bowen At Forefront Of Australia’s First Space Launch

Bowen Orbital Spaceport was officially opened last week, with dignitaries gathered to mark this significant moment in space industry history. With final approvals and permits pending, Gilmour Space Technologies are closer than ever to an official launch date which will see this Queensland-based company become the first in Australia to launch a locally made rocket into orbit. Bowen is now one of only three dedicated launch sites globally, chosen for its precise location, 20 degrees south of the

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 Toy Teddy Makes The Day!

Toy Teddy Makes The Day!

Having always seen other people post about their experiences of random acts of kindness on our local community chat sites, Madeline Mullet was thrilled to finally make a post of her own this week. The last thing Madeline Mullet expected during her Bunnings shop was a heart-warming gesture, which left her with a desire to express her gratitude. Whilst at the Bunnings register with her young boy, Haines, the Bunnings worker handed Haines a stuffed toy ‘just because she felt like it’. “I’m rea

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Cashless Uproar  On Hamilton Island

Cashless Uproar On Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island announced this week that it will no longer accept cash, a controversial move that has seen many customers reeling at the thought of extra fees and charges while on holiday. The issue made national news, with some holiday makers saying they will boycott the island and vowing never to visit again. One social media post said, “Everybody should boycott it, nobody go there and see how long it lasts”. Another said, “Goodbye Hamilton Island! Never again!” “Sorry Hamilton Island, ha

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Have Your Say On Flood Action For Hamilton Plains

Have Your Say On Flood Action For Hamilton Plains

The notoriously treacherous stretch of road which floods quickly whenever there is significant rainfall, is now open to a community petition which is set to appeal for works to urgently commence after another lengthy wet season. Hamilton Plains is the main arterial road which connects the townships of Airlie Beach and Proserpine, cutting the entire population of the Greater Airlie Beach off from both the local hospital and airport whenever it floods, which is several times a year. In 2019 a to

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MACKAY PROPERTY LISTINGS – WHITSUNDAY PROPERTY LISTINGS – BUY / RENT / LEASE – OPEN HOME TIMES

Stunning Queenslander on 60 Acres
Stunning Queenslander on 60 Acres
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Are you looking for the peaceful, tranquil, rural lifestyle with an immaculate fully renovated Queenslander/
Federation style home, showcased in the middle of manicured lawns and gardens with views, not only of the
sixty acres of pristine pastures, but rural and mountainous scenery as far as your eyes can see.
Some of the many features of the property includes;
- The crafted high ceilings in the home make it look very stylish and adds to the statesman like appeal.
- The large, very serviceable kitchen has a walk-in pantry, plenty of cupboard and bench space and a servery
into the dining room. A large commercial looking oven and cook top adds to the quality fittings throughout the
home.
- A large solid two bay shed and carport with adjoining workshop.
- Fully stock proof fences and Cattle yards.
- As new water pump run by solar.

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5122m2 – Imagine What You Could Do!
5122m2 – Imagine What You Could Do!
From $279,000

Embrace 5122m² of prime rural residential land in the heart of the
Whitsundays. This flat, build-ready parcel boasts unmatched potential,
requiring no to minimal earthworks pending your final design.
• Just a quick 5-minute drive from Whitsunday Plaza Shopping Centre
• The estate is already showcasing several amazing homes!
• Room for pool and shed – design the complete package!
Reach out to Mel or Zoe for a site inspection today.

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FRAMED BY NATURE: LEAFY, PRIVATE, VIEWS
FRAMED BY NATURE: LEAFY, PRIVATE, VIEWS
$1,050,000 OPEN Sat: 12.15 - 1.00pm

Escape to the hinterland, in the lushest of settings with this
beautiful home on 5 acres of land, framed by forest, and offering
peaceful, and private living amongst nature.
Across a single level is a well-designed family-friendly floor plan,
the home comprises four bedrooms, office, two bathrooms,
quality kitchen, 2 separate indoor living areas, 3 outdoor
entertainment areas, and a double carport.
Most importantly a 19 x 9 m shed with a 16 x 6 m awning of
270m2 under roof.

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1697 Koumala-Bolingbroke Road, Koumala
1697 Koumala-Bolingbroke Road, Koumala
Auction Friday 17/5/24 @12pm at Wests Leagues Club

PRIME COASTAL GRAZING
1361 acres of grazing with a combination of level cleared and
selectively cleared country running to open forest ridges.
Fully stock fenced into 7 main paddocks. Old set of stockyards.
Domestic and stock water from rainwater tanks, permanent dams
and seasonal creek.
Modern high clearance zinkalume shed of 22m x 16m.
Modular 4 bedroom and 1 bathroom home. Bitumen road frontage.
Under 10 minutes to Bloomsbury shop and CRT and primary school.
30 minutes to Proserpine. 50 minutes to Mackay.
230 acres of prime coastal grazing on offer in the Koumala range area.
All cleared and well established to variety of tropical pastures.
Bolingbroke Creek forms the Western boundary providing
permanent water.
Fenced into 4 paddocks with timber post and rail stockyards.
Horse yards and stable nearby.
4 dwelling houses will provide plenty of accommodation for intergenerational
family or workers or additional substantial weekly rental income.

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Game On!

Game On!

April 11, 2024

Sports enthusiasts, rejoice! It's that electrifying time of the year when the air is thick with the promise of victory and the echoes of cheering crowds. From the rugged battlefields of rugby league, where our Cowboys charge fearlessly into the fray, to the heart-stopping showdowns of the Mackay Cutters on the hallowed turf of BB Print Stadium, the stage is set for an unforgettable season. Despite the recent heartache of the Cutters' narrow loss to Townsville in the dying moments of the game, th

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4000 Tins Of Food Donated To Chances

4000 Tins Of Food Donated To Chances

April 11, 2024

In response to the escalating issue of homelessness within the community, Pioneer State High School has stepped up to make a significant impact. With an astounding show of solidarity and compassion, the school has donated an impressive 4000 tins of food to support the efforts of Chances Op Shop in addressing the needs of homeless individuals within the community. Chances Op Shop has become an essential base for those experiencing homelessness in Mackay, offering vital services such as hot meals,

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A Change In Command For The Isaac

A Change In Command For The Isaac

April 11, 2024

The Isaac region’s newly elected Council members have taken their oath in the heart of the Bowen Basin last week. The declaration of office ceremony, led by Isaac Regional Council Acting CEO Darren Fettell, welcomed a new Mayor and eight Councillors to their elected positions following the 16 March poll results. The ceremony was held at the Isaac Regional Council Batchelor Parade Chambers in Moranbah, with family and staff in attendance to witness this significant event. Mayor Kelly Vea Vea, who

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Easter Weekend Pickleball

Easter Weekend Pickleball

April 11, 2024

Mackay Indoor Pickleball club held a very successful inaugural Pickleball Competition throughout the Easter Weekend. It was held at McDonald's Multi-sports Stadium nd welcomed players from near and far. The event consisted of both local players, as well as visitors from across Townsville, Home Hill, Bowen, Whitsundays, Rockhampton, Brisbane and even California. The competition was friendly and social but undoubtedly very intense, with a focus solely on competitions with men’s and women’s doubles

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Two Valiant Weeks Of Mackay Ladies District Master Pairs

Two Valiant Weeks Of Mackay Ladies District Master Pairs

April 11, 2024

The North Mackay Bowls Club recently hosted the Mackay Ladies District Master Pairs event, spanning over two weeks of spirited competition. Generously sponsored by Carlyle Gardens, this tournament attracted 22 teams hailing from Airlie Beach to Sarina, with the majority of participants representing the host club. It was no surprise as the competition narrowed down to the final four teams that three of whom were from North Mackay. Last year's winners, Joan McGrath and Larda Purdie from Airlie B

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Meteors And Meteorettes Set To Blaze Trails

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April 11, 2024

As the countdown begins for the much-anticipated start of the NBL1 competition, basketball fever is reaching its peak in Mackay. This Friday night marks the commencement of an electrifying journey for the Mackay Meteors and Meteorettes as they kick off their NBL1 campaigns with a home advantage at the iconic Crater. This season's opener holds an extra special significance, as Mackay welcomes back one of its own legends – Australian Boomer Todd Blanchfield. Blanchfield's return to the McDonald’s

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ENTERTAINMENT NEWS / GIG GUIDES / SOCIAL PIC GALLERY

Discover Your Passion Mackay's Biggest Sport Expo Awaits

Discover Your Passion Mackay's Biggest Sport Expo Awaits

February 9, 2024

Unlock a world of new passions and opportunities for both adults and children alike at Mackay's ultimate sport and recreation event—the JET Group Mackay Sport and Rec Expo! With over 100 clubs gathered under one roof, this expo is your one-stop destination to explore a vast array of sports and activities. Mayor Greg Williamson invites attendees to dive into the action-packed day, featuring interactive booths, active zone demonstrations, and thrilling competitions. From parents seeking new spo

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Elevating Artistry At The Wisely Wine And Food Day

Elevating Artistry At The Wisely Wine And Food Day

April 11, 2024

With Artspace Mackay’s annual Rock, Paper, Scissors Art and Design Market taking a hiatus in 2024, Wisely Wine and Food Day is set to welcome an influx of creative exhibitors. Artspace Mackay Director Tracey Heathwood said this year, the team would focus their efforts on professional development programs for local artists and artisans. “By investing in professional development opportunities for our local artists and artisans in the off year, we hope to attract a larger number of unique, high qu

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New Festival Aims To Bring River To Life

New Festival Aims To Bring River To Life

April 11, 2024

Get ready to ride the waves of excitement at the upcoming River of Life Festival! Scheduled for April 20th from 11 am to 11 pm, this free community event promises a day packed with fun and entertainment for all ages. With 28 fantastic acts lined up across three vibrant stages, the festival will showcase the incredible talents of local performers. Set against the picturesque backdrop of Mackay’s sparkling blue Pioneer River and utilising the newly developed Waterfront Precinct, attendees can loo

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Shania Twain Tribute Show Comes To The Pub

Shania Twain Tribute Show Comes To The Pub

April 11, 2024

Get ready for another weekend of fantastic live music, loud and free at The Pub, Airlie Beach Hotel. With the dynamic and engaging Australian Shania Twain Show you’ll be belting out lyrics like never before. This incredible tribute band is fronted by lead singer, Ally Friendship, who said she has been performing from the age of 14 with her sister and always knew she wanted a career in music. She has always loved music and chased that feeling her entire life. Despite admiring Shania’s songs a

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Jazz At The Palms

April 11, 2024

The latest sensation which is adding an exciting sweet note to the local music scene is the fortnightly Jazz afternoons taking place on alternate Sundays on the deck at The Palms Restaurant and Bar. Located at the Colonial Palms Motor Inn, these unique and intimate afternoons have generated a growing following among locals and tourists alike who enjoy the depth and complexity of jazz music. The story began when Colonial Palm Managers, Greg and Nettie, approached locally highly acclaimed jazz m

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