Mackay Region

Charity Walk Gets Pulses Racing

Charity Walk Gets Pulses Racing

Friends and families impacted by childhood heart disease gathered on a hot, muggy morning last Sunday to take part in the annual HeartKids Two Feet and a Heartbeat Charity Walk.

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Lockdown Led To Debut Album About Love

Lockdown Led To Debut Album About Love

Presenting dreamy, atmospheric tones in his nu-folk music, the multi-instrumentalist Upile Mkoka (aka Weathered) is a natural performer, penning songs well past his years. The talented artist released his debut album last week, thanks to a Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) grant.

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A Flurry Of Colour, Culture And Cuisine Coming To Queens Park

A Flurry Of Colour, Culture And Cuisine Coming To Queens Park

Delicious delicacies from across the globe will be on offer at Global Grooves tomorrow, with Queens Park coming alive with a feast of flavour in a kaleidoscope of colour. It’s one of Mackay’s favourite festivals, where celebrating the diversity of our region’s residents has never been so delicious. Indian, Sicilian, Sri Lankan, Thai, Italian, Pacific Islands, Fijian, Filipino and an assortment of other exotic cuisines will be on offer between 3pm and 8pm.

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Seriously Burned Filipino Sailor Winched Off Bulk Carrier

Seriously Burned Filipino Sailor Winched Off Bulk Carrier

A Filipino sailor with a serious burn and infection was winched off a bulk carrier at Hay Point last week and flown to hospital by RACQ CQ Rescue. The ill sailor, believed to be aged about 50, suffered a horrific burn to the upper leg about 11 days ago while on board the 230-metre-long bulk carrier MV Star Maria, which was enroute to Australia from Taiwan. It is believed the burn happened due to an accident with hot water in the ship’s galley.

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Superb Home with Something for Everyone
Superb Home with Something for Everyone

Featured Property

5
Beds
3
Baths
Cars
Pool

With multiple living areas, a fantastic covered outdoor entertainment area that looks over the stylish inground pool, this superb multi-level family home is a step up in modern living.

Designed with an indoor-outdoor lifestyle in mind, the beautiful pool, covered outdoor entertainment area and timber deck are the focal point of the home.

Floor to ceiling windows create a magnificent perspective of the outdoor areas whether you are in the family room, kitchen, or entertainment area.

The fully-airconditioned home offers a special gift to Mum and Dad with a private parents’ wing, including a master bedroom featuring its own bathroom and living area that has separate access. Finally, a chance for peace and quiet in your very own space!

The property features polished timber floorboards and multiple large stylish living areas including a family room with casual lounge and dining areas that is adjacent to the renovated kitchen, in addition to formal living and dining areas.

Some other features of this freshly painted house include:

- Chic renovated kitchen with walk in pantry, stone matte-black double sink, Miele appliances including dishwasher, coffee machine, microwave, oven and 5-burner gas stove, and a stone-top breakfast bar

- Kitchen overlooks family room with casual lounge and dining areas, which all look out to pool area

- Formal dining room adjacent to formal lounge room

- Sliding glass doors open to fantastic outdoor entertainment area which looks over the stunning inground pool and has district views, a built in BBQ area and faces east, catching the afternoon shade and coastal breeze

- Parents’ retreat with master bedroom that has BIR, its own updated bathroom with double vanity and lounge room with TV recess and separate access

- The living room in parents wing could also be used as another bedroom or nursery

- Enclosed space that can be used as a utility room or kids’ playroom and has lots of space for storage for kids bikes and toys

- The garage has been enclosed and has been used for a games room and gym, but could serve a multitude of purposes

- A tool room

- Laundry chute

Spiral timber staircase leads to the upstairs level, which features:

- Three generous bedrooms all with BIRs, air-conditioning and great views

- Renovated main bathroom with elegant bath

Timber stairs in the family room lead downstairs to the lowest level, which features:

- A renovated bathroom and laundry that has easy access to the clothesline

- An airconditioned room with separate access that would be perfect for guests or extended family members

- A wine cellar

The property has a large backyard with plenty of room for children and pets to enjoy and is in a fantastic location close to lots of public schools and Whitsunday Anglican School, topped off with stunning city and ocean views.

If you a seeking to make the most of Mackay’s climate and live the indoor-outdoor lifestyle of your dreams in a modern mansion, and need plenty of room and multiple living areas, then give Ryan or Mick a call to arrange a private inspection.

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Whitsunday Region

TOP OF THE CROPS

TOP OF THE CROPS

Agave Farm Paves Way For A Renewable Future Known as a hardy and resilient plant that requires as little as 10 litres of irrigation a year, Agave is paving the way for new and innovative industry.

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Shark Crashes Bucks Party

Shark Crashes Bucks Party

A 34-year-old miner from Middlemount got more than he bargained for last weekend when he attended a buck’s party on a charter boat tour around the Whitsundays Islands. At approximately 6.30pm last Friday evening Todd Price went for a swim at Hook Passage near Saba Bay when he attracted the attention of a curious shark.

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The Great Barrier Reefresh

The Great Barrier Reefresh

Last Thursday, tourism operators, Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS), Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority and Mars Incorporated headed to Bait Reef where they began Project Reefresh, a coral restoration plan.

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Local Couple Celebrate 70th Wedding Anniversary

Local Couple Celebrate 70th Wedding Anniversary

This week two local lovebirds celebrated 70 years since they walked down the aisle at St Mary’s Catholic Church in Bowen, a moment which led them to a lifetime of happy memories together with family and friends.

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Location, location, location!
Location, location, location!

Featured Property

3
Beds
2
Baths
2
Cars
Pool

Just a stroll from the centre of Airlie Beach and its retail precinct, Port of Airlie Marina and the foreshore; it may sound cliché, but it’s hard not to comment on the location of this property.

A multi-level home with a completely open plan living, kitchen and lounge area on the ground level, 2 bedrooms with bathroom separated on the lower level plus the breathtaking master upper level, finished off with an incredible ocean view double ensuite.

Add another two entertaining decks, one by the pool and the other undercover with a view of the Coral Sea; you can impress your friends and family all year round.

Currently an incredible investment as a holiday letting property, the option to continue making money is being presented to you in the form of a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom townhouse in the centre of Airlie Beach. It's yours for the taking!

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

Location, location, location!
Location, location, location!
For Sale

Just a stroll from the centre of Airlie Beach and its retail precinct, Port of Airlie Marina and the foreshore; it may sound cliché, but it’s hard not to comment on the location of this property.

A multi-level home with a completely open plan living, kitchen and lounge area on the ground level, 2 bedrooms with bathroom separated on the lower level plus the breathtaking master upper level, finished off with an incredible ocean view double ensuite.

Add another two entertaining decks, one by the pool and the other undercover with a view of the Coral Sea; you can impress your friends and family all year round.

Currently an incredible investment as a holiday letting property, the option to continue making money is being presented to you in the form of a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom townhouse in the centre of Airlie Beach. It's yours for the taking!

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Superb Home with Something for Everyone
Superb Home with Something for Everyone
Auction

With multiple living areas, a fantastic covered outdoor entertainment area that looks over the stylish inground pool, this superb multi-level family home is a step up in modern living.

Designed with an indoor-outdoor lifestyle in mind, the beautiful pool, covered outdoor entertainment area and timber deck are the focal point of the home.

Floor to ceiling windows create a magnificent perspective of the outdoor areas whether you are in the family room, kitchen, or entertainment area.

The fully-airconditioned home offers a special gift to Mum and Dad with a private parents’ wing, including a master bedroom featuring its own bathroom and living area that has separate access. Finally, a chance for peace and quiet in your very own space!

The property features polished timber floorboards and multiple large stylish living areas including a family room with casual lounge and dining areas that is adjacent to the renovated kitchen, in addition to formal living and dining areas.

Some other features of this freshly painted house include:

- Chic renovated kitchen with walk in pantry, stone matte-black double sink, Miele appliances including dishwasher, coffee machine, microwave, oven and 5-burner gas stove, and a stone-top breakfast bar

- Kitchen overlooks family room with casual lounge and dining areas, which all look out to pool area

- Formal dining room adjacent to formal lounge room

- Sliding glass doors open to fantastic outdoor entertainment area which looks over the stunning inground pool and has district views, a built in BBQ area and faces east, catching the afternoon shade and coastal breeze

- Parents’ retreat with master bedroom that has BIR, its own updated bathroom with double vanity and lounge room with TV recess and separate access

- The living room in parents wing could also be used as another bedroom or nursery

- Enclosed space that can be used as a utility room or kids’ playroom and has lots of space for storage for kids bikes and toys

- The garage has been enclosed and has been used for a games room and gym, but could serve a multitude of purposes

- A tool room

- Laundry chute

Spiral timber staircase leads to the upstairs level, which features:

- Three generous bedrooms all with BIRs, air-conditioning and great views

- Renovated main bathroom with elegant bath

Timber stairs in the family room lead downstairs to the lowest level, which features:

- A renovated bathroom and laundry that has easy access to the clothesline

- An airconditioned room with separate access that would be perfect for guests or extended family members

- A wine cellar

The property has a large backyard with plenty of room for children and pets to enjoy and is in a fantastic location close to lots of public schools and Whitsunday Anglican School, topped off with stunning city and ocean views.

If you a seeking to make the most of Mackay’s climate and live the indoor-outdoor lifestyle of your dreams in a modern mansion, and need plenty of room and multiple living areas, then give Ryan or Mick a call to arrange a private inspection.

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ABSOLUTE WATERFRONT LIVING
ABSOLUTE WATERFRONT LIVING
By Negotiation

Offering grand proportions & majestic ocean views that are certain to evoke endless admiration, this property will quickly be identified as one of the best opportunities to buy in one of Mackay’s most sought after lifestyle pockets. Claiming a prime & protected north facing position with 20m of absolute water frontage, this home is located a short walk to school & shops, & just over a 10-minute drive to all the conveniences of Mackay city heart.

Featuring 5 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms, the home is complimented by two separate living areas. The timber kitchen with marble benchtops overlooks the open plan dining / living area & there’s also a spacious external home office that permits the owner to effortlessly conduct business from home.  

The king-size master suite is located upstairs & is a perfect place to relax at the end of the day. This area boasts an enormous ensuite bathroom with corner bath which takes full advantage of the spectacular ocean views. There is also a spacious study / 5th bedroom plus the generous second living area that leads to the top balcony & is the perfect vantage point to watch the spectacular tropical sunsets over the water.

The sparkling waterways will tempt you outdoors, with these views acting as the perfect backdrop for alfresco entertaining. A vast covered waterfront Pavilion is ready to host guests whatever the weather while a tranquil front garden is a sunny & secluded place to escape with a good book.

This abode showcases an amazing sparkling resort style pool, manicured gardens & there’s also plenty of yard for the children. To complete your family friendly home, there is ample room in the double carport with lockable storage space.

If it is a fully featured home that you are after in one of Mackay’s finest waterfront locations, then we highly recommend your inspection.

Features include:

• The ultimate waterfront lifestyle awaits with high class indoor/outdoor entertaining options

• Well, maintained 5-bedroom home

• The master suite boasts king-sized built-in robe, nursery / study or 5th bedroom & spacious ensuite with separate shower and bath

• Living areas on both levels

• Occupying an expansive 20m of absolute water frontage

• On the waterfront, the facilities are incredible & include a generously sized entertainer’s pavilion

• Abundant windows flood the interiors with natural light and create a warm luxurious feel to the living spaces and bedrooms

• Offering space to escape, the array of balconies all overlook the striking coastline with the views extending over the Coral Sea to stunning Brampton Island

• Resort style inground pool

• Spacious 889sqm lot with plenty of room to securely park boat, caravan or trailer off-street

• Short drive to the marina & local boat ramp

• Available for purchase by overseas Buyers

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Extraordinarily rare Acreage PLUS sheds PLUS home in North Mackay!
Extraordinarily rare Acreage PLUS sheds PLUS home in North Mackay!
Auction

20 Ambrose Way will surpass all your expectations if you are looking for a Depot in walking distance to your home with extra land to park trucks or earthmoving gear.

Rarely will you find a 7,843m2 block zoned Rural Residential with rates of approximately $1400 per six months, conveniently located so close to town.

The 15m x 12m high clearance shed with 4m x 4.2m high roll-a-doors and concrete floor is sure to be the main attraction!  Purposely built to store a caravan  with huge loft area.  Designed to meet the demands of parking up heavy equipment, the end bay has a 300mm thick concrete floor with the remaining flooring constructed for maximum strength to suit the installation of a hoist.  Add to this 450 spacing in roof with 150 z purlins, there is not much more you could ask for.  The shed has a separate access with extra wide concrete driveway (175mm thick and 32 mpa), with bore water, town water and power connected.

A 4 bay shed (12m x 7.5m) with concrete floor with secure parking for 3 vehicles with 3 electric roll-a-doors is located within walking distance to the house.  Attached is a 12m x 6m awning enabling the parking of four more vehicles.  Could be designed for an established business, there is an airconditioned office / study room plus functioning toilet.

A change ramp, established chook pen plus a garden shed with awning are all added extras, along with a shade area for horses on the property.

Add to this a newly renovated 4 bedroom rendered brick with hardwood timber frame home with near new kitchen, freshly painted interior and exterior and established gardens with bore irrigation and pop up sprinklers, there is something on offer for everyone.

6kw solar is the final bonus!

There is unlimited room for expansion at 20 Ambrose Way!

All of this within walking distance to Mackay Christian College and just a short drive to other Schools and Mount Pleasant Shopping Centre or Coles and Woolworths at Andergrove.

It is a “must see” so don’t miss  the OPEN HOMES each Saturday leading up to the Auction on Saturday, 11 September, 2021.

Call Glenis Wilson to request a copy of the Property Report and Price Guide or if you would like to arrange a Private Inspection – 0427 423 553.

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Do You Watch The Flow Of Your H2O?

Do You Watch The Flow Of Your H2O?

October 22, 2021

How many times per day do you reach for the tap? On average, Australian’s reach for their taps 16 times a day and are running their taps for 12.2 billion minutes a week.* Which is a lot of water going down the drain!

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25 Years Of Holy Spirit College

25 Years Of Holy Spirit College

October 22, 2021

Mackay’s Holy Spirit College celebrated a fantastic achievement this past month, celebrating the Catholic co-educational College’s 25th anniversary with fun, style and the burying of a time capsule to be opened in another 25 years time. The College, who’s students range from Years 7 to 12, celebrated with the gathering of those students and staff on Tuesday 12 October, commemorating the occasion with a sausage sizzle, a whole-of-school drone photograph and fun carnival activities – as well as th

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Lack Of Staff Forces Deck To Close

Lack Of Staff Forces Deck To Close

October 22, 2021

The Deck Steakhouse in Mackay Harbour has temporarily closed its doors after a staff shortage left them with no other choice, having struggled to fill their kitchen positions. Owner Janette Paul said it has always been an uphill struggle to keep the restaurant open, and the battle to find staff has been going on for more than a year.

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Local Sporting news & Results

Darts Grand Final

Darts Grand Final

October 7, 2021

What a great afternoon at the Airlie Bowls Club on Sunday - we had a lovely turn out of family and friends to watch the boys in action on the last weekend of this year’s Premier League.

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International parkrun Day

International parkrun Day

October 7, 2021

This week 68 inspiring people ran, jogged and walked the five kilometre waterfront course. Of these athletes, 12 participated in Airlie Beach for the first time and one recorded a new Personal Best. The event was made possible by 15 generous volunteers: Tim Oberg, Tim McQuoid-Mason (Photographer), Justin Knight-Gray (Run Director), Kara Olver, Chris Hands, Sylvie Martin, Margaret Coote, Corrine Hendrikse, Sarah Muguira, Sally Daniel, Ron McCall, Sonya Morgan, Laura Oates, Lachlan Forster and K

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Youth Sailing Success

Youth Sailing Success

October 7, 2021

It has been a very busy time for the youth sailing group at Whitsunday Sailing Club. After the Festival of Sails event at Mackay, it was time to pack up the boat and head to Yeppoon for the Queensland Youth Week, which involves a three-day coaching camp followed by a three-day regatta. As well as Whitsunday Sailing Club, there were also local competitors from Port Dennison Sailing Club in Bowen and Mackay Sailing Club.

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ENTERTAINMENT NEWS / GIG GUIDES / SOCIAL PIC GALLERY

Lockdown Led To Debut Album About Love

Lockdown Led To Debut Album About Love

October 22, 2021

Presenting dreamy, atmospheric tones in his nu-folk music, the multi-instrumentalist Upile Mkoka (aka Weathered) is a natural performer, penning songs well past his years. The talented artist released his debut album last week, thanks to a Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) grant.

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A Flurry Of Colour, Culture And Cuisine Coming To Queens Park

A Flurry Of Colour, Culture And Cuisine Coming To Queens Park

October 22, 2021

Delicious delicacies from across the globe will be on offer at Global Grooves tomorrow, with Queens Park coming alive with a feast of flavour in a kaleidoscope of colour. It’s one of Mackay’s favourite festivals, where celebrating the diversity of our region’s residents has never been so delicious. Indian, Sicilian, Sri Lankan, Thai, Italian, Pacific Islands, Fijian, Filipino and an assortment of other exotic cuisines will be on offer between 3pm and 8pm.

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Stellar Line-Up Confirmed For Music Festival

Stellar Line-Up Confirmed For Music Festival

October 15, 2021

With just a few weeks to go until the ninth Airlie Beach Festival of Music, organisers are excited to announce a brand-new line up of big-name musicians and emerging local talent who will be performing at the best party venues in Airlie Beach across three epic days.

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Julia And George’s Ticket To The Whitsundays

Julia And George’s Ticket To The Whitsundays

October 7, 2021

Locals, be on the lookout for Hollywood megastars, as George Clooney and Julia Roberts make their way to the beautiful shores of the Whitsundays in December of this year as part of the filming of the feature film ‘Ticket To Paradise’.

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Nations Naughtiest Puppet Slips Into The Sugar City

October 7, 2021

A genuine legend of Australian television made his way to Mackay last week ahead of his performances at the Mackay Entertainment Centre (MECC) in late October, Agro and “the bald man under the table”, Jamie Dunn, are back, live on stage in a naughty, throwback show in their home state of Queensland. Images and story by Declan Durrant

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