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Elderly Local Shines Light On Inaccessible New Bus Stop

Elderly Local Shines Light On Inaccessible New Bus Stop

Arthur Gutteridge, an eighty-seven-year-old resident of Mackay, has raised a significant concern regarding the accessibility challenges faced by elderly locals due to the construction of a new bus-stop area in front of Caneland Central on Mangrove Road. Despite assurances of enhanced safety and accessibility, Arthur highlights the impractical and worrying reality that many older individuals endure with the new designated bus stop. Expressing his concerns through letters to various authoritie

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Bonaventura’s Blueprint For A Bright Future

Bonaventura’s Blueprint For A Bright Future

By Amanda Wright Amidst the pulse of progress and the hum of ambition in the heart of Mackay, Mayoral candidate Laurence Bonaventura sat down with Mackay Life editor Amanda Wright to discuss his plan for the region—a vision steeped in foresight, and an unwavering commitment to community welfare. Read more on page 7 Progress Through Transparency Laurence Bonaventura's roots in Mackay run deep, tracing back generations to a legacy of resilience and innovation. Descended from a lineage of pione

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ANTI-COAL ACTIVIST BACK IN COURT ACCUSED OF ASSAULT

ANTI-COAL ACTIVIST BACK IN COURT ACCUSED OF ASSAULT

Criminal charges brought by Queensland Police against anti-coal activist Coedie McAvoy returned to Emerald Magistrates Court earlier this week, almost a year after Mr McAvoy allegedly assaulted two workers at the Carmichael mine in central Queensland by forcing their work vehicle to stop and then attempting to drag the Indigenous environmental ranger from the car under the threat of subjecting the worker to “tribal law.” Mr McAvoy was arrested after he allegedly assaulted the Indigenous enviro

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Harmony Finds Her Fur-Ever Home

Harmony Finds Her Fur-Ever Home

A female Minx cat arrived at the Mackay Pet rescue Incorporated just weeks ago, on the brink of death, suffering from a severe uterine infection after her alleged owners said she had run away two years ago and could no longer take her back. The helpless cat who was once known as Harmony was withered, bleeding and in immense pain. Thanks to the action of Mackay’s pet rescue team and the expert care provided by Peta Snell at Northern Beaches Veterinary Hospital, Harmony received the life-saving tr

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Wonderful Opportunity to Purchase a rather Unique Apartment!
Wonderful Opportunity to Purchase a rather Unique Apartment!

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3
Beds
3
Baths
1
Cars
Pool

Spanning over 3 Levels this Apartment provides stunning views over the Waterways right on your Doorstep.

 

Designed by Local Architect Larry Sanders and built around 2000, The Anchorage Apartment Complex was a concept well before its time in the Unit Market in Mackay.

 

The Apartment comprises of 3 Bedrooms, each with their own designated Bathroom and each Level also providing an outdoor living area component – Levels 2 and 3 with an enclosed Timber Deck Area and the First Level or Ground Level providing a Paved Courtyard Area suitable for Outdoor Entertainment.

 

The Middle Level or Level 2 features the main Living Area, Dining Room and Kitchen with the Outdoor Timber Deck providing views across Vines Creek right to the Ocean.

 

Residents of the Anchorage Apartments can also take advantage of the extra Facilities on hand with the Pool house and lush surrounds of the inground Pool, which are there for all the Residents and their Guests to enjoy all year round. The Pool house is equipped with a Kitchenette and Open Plan Dining and Living Area which is ideal for small gatherings or meetings.

 

Being adjacent to Vines Creek also has many benefits for the Boating Enthusiasts as well- being able to Moor Boats or Yachts up to 15 m in length. Please Contact the Agent for more information on the Moorings options available.

With the 3 distinct Levels and Bathroom Configurations, the Apartment is really well set up for an Extended Family situation or perhaps a Dual Living Arrangement.

     

As an interesting look back in time, particularly for the Sporting Buffs, the Seller of the Apartment – Charlie Brownlow is a direct descendant (Grandson) of the famous Charles Brownlow after whom the Brownlow Medal was named and became part of Australia’s Sporting Folklore – below is a short extract on Charles Brownlow. 

Charles Brownlow joined Geelong Football Club in 1881, becoming a highly reliable performer – ahead of his time tactically, and a strong proponent of positional play and teamwork.

Mid-way through 1884, due to work commitments, Brownlow resigned as a player and captain, although he played occasionally until 1890. From 1884 – 1887 he was a Club committeeman.  He became GFC Secretary in 1888, a role he held for 36 years.  His efficiency, intelligence, innovative skill and ability to communicate made him an influential and admired figure.

Brownlow was a GFC Victorian Football League delegate for 26 years, acting as a vice-president of the competition for may years, and served as acting League President during 1918-19.

He married Matilda Barber in 1886 and they had five children – Lillie, Daisy, Ruby, Elsie and Charles junior.  He was also a skilled watchmaker, jeweller and silversmith, working from his shop in Malop Street. Examples of his work are in the Geelong Art Gallery collection.

His health deteriorated during the 1920s and he died at home, aged 62.  His funeral at Eastern Cemetery was on of the largest ever seen in the region.

The Victorian Football League showed respect for Charles Brownlow’s contribution to the game by creating an annual medal in his honour for the competition’s best and fairest player.  The inaugural winner in 1924 was Geelong champion centreman, Edward ‘Carji” Greeves.

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New Indigenous Animation  Shares Creation Story Of The Reef

New Indigenous Animation Shares Creation Story Of The Reef

Passionate Indigenous owner, Robbie Congoo, is proud to release his self-funded 3.5-minute animated film about the creation of the Whitsunday Islands and the Great Barrier Reef. For the past year, the project has been underway, and the completed animation is now showing as a ‘Ngaro Dreaming Story’ video on Cruise Whitsundays tours. Robbie hopes the film not only opens eyes to Indigenous culture and history, but also encourages people to protect the local environment.

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Big Stories For The Region’s Youngest

Big Stories For The Region’s Youngest

A joint venture between Proserpine State High School and Whitsunday Shire Family Day Care (WFDC) has seen the creation of a new ‘The Whitsundays: Our Home, Your Adventures’ novel. The idea came from the team of WFDC, as a way to celebrate the region, the community’s identity, and incorporate iconic landmarks in a children’s book. “Our goal was to capture the unique charm of the region and involve the children in the process,” explained Amanda Brett, Coordinator with Whitsunday Shire Family Day

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Proserpine Lions Youth Of The Year Winner Awarded

Proserpine Lions Youth Of The Year Winner Awarded

Three Proserpine youth have spoken their heart out, at the annual Proserpine Lions Youth of the Year competition. The Lions Youth of the Year was created to enable and encourage student to take an interest in leadership, providing the opportunity to take an active and constructive role in their community. The Youth of the Year Final includes one prepared speech, on the topic of their choosing, and two impromptu speeches. The three youth at the Proserpine Youth of the Year embody community spi

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Shelters For Greys Bay

Shelters For Greys Bay

Greys Bay in Bowen is welcoming two new undercover shelters, ahead of the expected influx of visitors. The shelters, which include a picnic setting, overhead cover and solar lighting, will allow visitors and locals to enjoy the beach in shade. The first shelter will be placed at Greys Bay Lookout, with works beginning earlier last week, and expected to be completed by mid-March. The second shelter will be in Lions Park, with exact times for the expected work to be confirmed, once materials ar

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Lot 25 Sugar Lane, Cannon Valley

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Lot 25 Sugar Lane, Cannon Valley
5
Beds
2
Baths
2
Cars
Pool
2
Cars

Moloko Homes, well known for their quality

homes across the Whitsunday region, are now

offering prestige designs and inclusions. This new

display home perfectly exemplifies the epitome

of Moloko’s architectural prowess, and we are

thrilled to extend an invitation for you to explore its

grandeur firsthand. Commencing mid-February, we

will be hosting regular open homes to showcase

the allure of this stunning residence.

Sprawling across an impressive 330 square

meters, the Hayman design is a haven for those

who love to entertain. The expansive openplan

living area takes centre stage, seamlessly

connecting the kitchen, dining, and living spaces

to the generously sized alfresco and tranquil pool

area. Meticulously designed, this home effortlessly

creates a harmonious flow between indoor and

outdoor living spaces, embracing the coveted

Whitsunday lifestyle.

Boasting four spacious bedrooms, a convenient

mud room, a thoughtfully integrated study nook,

and a dedicated media room, as well as a rumpus

room, this residence offers an abundance of space

coupled with refined elegance. The luxurious

master suite, tucked away for ultimate privacy,

features a large viewing window overlooking the

pool, a substantial walk-in robe, and an opulent

ensuite with double showers and double vanity,

elevating the living experience to unparalleled

heights.

The home has elegant contemporary finishes with

gold fixtures and fittings throughout, 2600MMH

high ceilings, Reeded glass shower screens, and

Laminex scalloped panelling throughout, just to

name a few of the stunning features in this home.

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

FEELS LIKE HOME
FEELS LIKE HOME
AUCTION: Tuesday 19th March At 6pm TAYLORS Office 98 Shute Harbour Rd C’Vale 11 Driftwood Close, Jubilee Pocket

character & chic!

GJ Gardner built in 2018 this welcoming single level floor plan

consists of four bedrooms plus 2 bathrooms (master with ensuite) all

adorned with fans, air-conditioning, and built-in robes. Each bedroom

contains its own ‘unique’ vibe which adds to the character of this

home.

Other Key Features:

• 730m2 block

• Double gate side access

• 5.5kw Solar System

• Lush rainforest views

• Quiet Court location

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3 Reef Court Cannonvale - Welcome Home!
3 Reef Court Cannonvale - Welcome Home!
AUCTION: Tuesday 19th March At 6pm TAYLORS Office 98 Shute Harbour Rd C’Vale

Step into modern elegance – ‘like new’ home completed mid-2023

and designed to exceed your every expectation. Nestled in a central

location within Cannonvale, this residence combines convenience with

comfort, offering a true Whitsunday lifestyle.

Some of the mentionable key features of this property includes:

• Inground Pool

• Beautiful Alfresco Area

• Fully Airconditioned

• Ceiling Fans & Built-in Robes

• Butler’s Pantry

• Beautiful Bathrooms

• Open Kitchen Living

• Side gate access

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Lot 25 Sugar Lane, Cannon Valley
Lot 25 Sugar Lane, Cannon Valley
From $1,180,000 OPEN HOME: Saturday: 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Moloko Homes, well known for their quality

homes across the Whitsunday region, are now

offering prestige designs and inclusions. This new

display home perfectly exemplifies the epitome

of Moloko’s architectural prowess, and we are

thrilled to extend an invitation for you to explore its

grandeur firsthand. Commencing mid-February, we

will be hosting regular open homes to showcase

the allure of this stunning residence.

Sprawling across an impressive 330 square

meters, the Hayman design is a haven for those

who love to entertain. The expansive openplan

living area takes centre stage, seamlessly

connecting the kitchen, dining, and living spaces

to the generously sized alfresco and tranquil pool

area. Meticulously designed, this home effortlessly

creates a harmonious flow between indoor and

outdoor living spaces, embracing the coveted

Whitsunday lifestyle.

Boasting four spacious bedrooms, a convenient

mud room, a thoughtfully integrated study nook,

and a dedicated media room, as well as a rumpus

room, this residence offers an abundance of space

coupled with refined elegance. The luxurious

master suite, tucked away for ultimate privacy,

features a large viewing window overlooking the

pool, a substantial walk-in robe, and an opulent

ensuite with double showers and double vanity,

elevating the living experience to unparalleled

heights.

The home has elegant contemporary finishes with

gold fixtures and fittings throughout, 2600MMH

high ceilings, Reeded glass shower screens, and

Laminex scalloped panelling throughout, just to

name a few of the stunning features in this home.

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FAMILY HOME & GREAT SHEDS ON 5 ACRES
FAMILY HOME & GREAT SHEDS ON 5 ACRES
$860,000

• Peaceful 5 acres located 30 minutes from Mackay & 7 minutes

to Seaforth.

• Charming 3 bedroom with study or potential 4th bedroom with

ample living space, both indoors and out.

• 16m x 12m high clearance shed, 11m x 6 m awning over

shipping containers.

• Fenced with 2 paddocks and stunning gardens and ponds

surround the home.

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February 29, 2024

As I reflect on my recent anniversary celebrations, marking a milestone in my own personal journey of partnership and commitment, it struck me—12 years of marriage is no small feat. Yet, in the grand scheme of things, it pales in comparison to the monumental achievement of SH Tait & Co, as they proudly celebrate a remarkable 100 years in business. Imagine, a century of navigating the intricate labyrinth of finance and taxation, weathering economic storms and emerging stronger with each passing d

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Empowering Mobility

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February 29, 2024

In the spirit of gratitude and appreciation, the Mackay Hospital Foundation extended a heartfelt thank you to Kay and his team at Muscle Garden Health & Fitness Centre. Owner of Muscle Garden, Kay Nyenuh has raised ongoing funds to support local healthcare providers and the act of generosity did not go unnoticed. Kristi, the General Manager of the Mackay Hospital Foundation, and Josh, a Senior Physiotherapist from Community Health and Therapy Services (CHATS) met with Kay last week, making a

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Revved Up Renegade Barber Holds ‘Cars & Coffee‘ Meet

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February 29, 2024

Locals rolled into Renegade Barber shop on Saturday morning for the Cars and Coffee meet, where car enthusiasts gathered to showcase their pride and joy and engage in passionate discussions about all things automotive. The carpark was filled with a diverse variety of cars, ranging from classic muscle, Japanese drift to sleek modern sports cars, ensuring there was something to capture the attention of every attendee. This marked the second Cars and Coffee event hosted by Renegade Barber, offeri

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Mackay Bowls

Mackay Bowls

February 29, 2024

Get ready to roll this Saturday, as the Mackay Bowls Club hosts the long-awaited Australia Day Bowls event, kicking off at 1pm, March 2nd. Come along bowlers, and enjoy an afternoon of bowls and some Aussie tucker… be sure to wear your best Aussie attire! Sponsored by Mackay Regional Council and Karyn Shepherd from More Air, this event promises a day of fun-filled bowling action, offering two divisions, one for Bowlers and the other for non-bowlers. You’ve got to be in it to win it! There wil

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CUTTERS NEWS

CUTTERS NEWS

February 29, 2024

There were plenty of tight scores in the northern derby clashes between the Townsville Blackhawks and Mackay Cutters. The Mackay campaign started on a strong note with the Harvey Norman U17s coming away with a convincing 20-10 win over the Blackhawks. It was a day of impressive footy at Jack Manski Oval on Saturday, with the Harvey Norman Under 17s holding the biggest score difference, with just 10 points. Unfortunately for Mackay, that was the first and last win for the sides against a tough

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Roosters, Magpies, Pitbulls And Sharks All Nab Junior Cricket Titles

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February 29, 2024

Emerging all-rounder Jack Law produced another masterclass to propel Walkerston/Brothers to a premiership title in the Mackay Junior Cricket Association Under 17s Grand Final at Great Barrier Reef Arena last weekend. The fifteen-year-old schoolboy sensation a regular in the Brothers first grade X1 this summer snared 2-12 in a fiery five over spell to help his side topple minor premiers Magpies White in the trophy decider. It capped a successful campaign for the Mackay-Whitsunday junior repres

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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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Highway To Hell  With Thunderstruck

Highway To Hell With Thunderstruck

February 29, 2024

Do you want to feel the electricity? Do you want to feel the power? Do you want a heart-stopping, head-banging performance? Then make sure you go to see Thunderstruck, an AC/DC tribute band, at the Airlie Beach Hotel. With a collective history spanning over 30 years, this AC/DC tribute show is bringing big beats and bigger energy for the metal heads of the Airlie Beach coast. Often branded as one of the most authentic and accurate recreations of the iconic rockers, Thunderstruck is not a

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Drag Queen Bingo With Miss Lady Saint Diva

Drag Queen Bingo With Miss Lady Saint Diva

February 29, 2024

Miss Lady Saint Diva is back, and she’s bringing her unforgettable charm for another round of Drag Queen Bingo. And she doesn’t stop there, bringing along a special guest with her to ensure that the evening is full of non-stop laughter and excitement. Tickets include entry, unmissable drag performances, raffle (with a selection of amazing prizes on offer) and, of course, the bingo. Prepare for an evening of non-stop laughter, jaw-dropping drag performances and an amazing selection of prizes th

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Dancing With Heart

Dancing With Heart

February 22, 2024

On Friday 15th March, well-known local identities will take to the stage to display their talents with the support of Choreographer Dolly Louw and back-up dancers from Fame Talent School. One participant will walk away with the coveted Mirror-Ball Trophy. This night of entertainment is all for a great cause, raising money to support the Mackay Hospital Foundation. Over the next four weeks we will profile two dancers each week. First up, Josh and Chloe. Chloe Gunthorpe Chloe Gunthorpe, a Directo

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Tutti Presents - Hot Note

February 22, 2024

Tutti is a vocal ensemble under the direction of Jan Whelan OAM. Jan is known around Mackay, not only for her work with the Mackay Choral Society and Mackay Musical Comedy Players, but also her accompanying work with soloists, school choirs and music ministries. Jan started the group in 2002 as a small ensemble and trios and quartets. Tutti members were very proud when in 2022 Jan was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in the Australia Day Awards for Services to Music as an Accompanist.

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