Mackay Region

Skipper Meets Skippy

Skipper Meets Skippy

Queensland NRL legend Johnathan Thurston accompanied the Provans-Summons Trophy on a visit to the Cape Hillsborough National Park last Friday morning as the NRL Premiership Trophy Tour descended on Mackay ahead of last weekend’s Finals Series double-header at BB Print Stadium.

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Historic Bill Passed Legalising Assisted Voluntary Dying In Queensland

Historic Bill Passed Legalising Assisted Voluntary Dying In Queensland

New laws allowing voluntary assisted dying in Queensland were passed by parliament last week giving terminally ill Queenslanders more choice. Member for Mackay Julieanne Gilbert delivered a speech in favour of the new legislation. “The bill allows terminally ill Queenslanders who are suffering the choice to die with dignity if this is what they want,” Ms Gilbert said.

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Warm Welcome For Olympian

Warm Welcome For Olympian

He’s Australia’s first ever decathlete to win an Olympic medal, and at only 21-years-of-age, Ashley Moloney has a bright future ahead. The Olympic bronze medallist has a soft spot for North Queensland, having competed in his first decathlon in Townsville and throwing a personal best in the discus here in Mackay last year.

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Epic Walk For A Life Worth Living

Epic Walk For A Life Worth Living

Blisters will be no barrier to Matt ‘Fenndog’ Fennell completing an epic journey to raise suicide prevention awareness. He is attempting to walk from Australia’s northernmost tip at Cape York to Australia’s southern East Cape in Tasmania. Walking alone and unaided with only a backpack and a tent, Matt’s fundraiser named ‘Cape to Cape for a Life Worth Living’ will see Matt positively impacting people through every town he visits.

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ABSOLUTE WATERFRONT LIVING
ABSOLUTE WATERFRONT LIVING

Featured Property

5
Beds
2
Baths
2
Cars
Pool

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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Whitsunday Region

BOWEN OYSTER

BOWEN OYSTER

An exciting new oyster is being grown in Bowen by legendary oyster farmer John Collison and his wife Annette who have discovered a tasty new blend that’s endemic to our region. Set to produce over thousands oysters next year, the Bowen Black Lip is about to become a well-known name in the seafood industry with demand for their unique flavour already peaking local palettes.

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The Flying Kangaroo Lands In The Whitsundays

The Flying Kangaroo Lands In The Whitsundays

For the first time in almost two decades the flying kangaroo is making regular trips to the Whitsundays, with the first flight touching town to a water cannon salute last Friday afternoon just in time for the start of school holidays. With daily flights connecting Brisbane to the Whitsundays, the new 74-seat Q400 turboprop QantasLink aircraft will add more than 1000 seats each week, transporting even more visitors to our sunny shores.

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Shark Attack Survivor Returns To The Whitsundays

Shark Attack Survivor Returns To The Whitsundays

Three years after a daring rescue saved the life of a shark attack victim at Cid Harbour, the brave survivor returns to the Whitsundays to make peace with her near-death experience and express her gratitude to the medical team that saved her life.

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Bluey Comes To The Whitsundays!

Bluey Comes To The Whitsundays!

Everyone’s favourite K-9 – Bluey – is coming to the Whitsundays to host a series of special shows at the Whitsunday Christian College over the upcoming school holidays. Bluey and her little sister Bingo will be re-enacting fan-favourites such as the Magic Asparagus, Magic Xylophone and Keepy Uppy in this hilarious rendition of one of Australia’s most iconic kids shows.

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Oceanfront At It's Best!
Oceanfront At It's Best!

Featured Property

3
Beds
2
Baths
2
Cars
Pool

It does not get more waterfront than this. Literally sitting on the edge of a rock wall with turquoise blue water below and beyond, nestled at the edge of Coral Sea Marina. With 216m2 of space, this 3 bedroom ground-floor unit in the prestigious Peninsula Complex will cater to your every need.

This beautiful and very spacious fully furnished apartment features quality appliances and a generous balcony to enjoy the views and sea breeze. The east-facing aspect serves plenty of natural light through the living, dining and kitchen areas, with the rest of the unit also fitted with quality LED light fittings throughout.

The ensuited master bedroom is complemented with a walk through robe, as well as the high ceilings that most of the unit enjoys. All bedrooms also have their own private balcony facing the garden features around the building.

You'll sleep in comfort knowing this gated complex provides great security with a roller gate at the main entry as well as key tag access at every doorway, complimented with two undercover car spaces in the underground garage that also has lift access.

Whether you choose to live life in the comfort of this seaside apartment or choose to rent it out, there is even a wonderful on-site manager that can take care of it all for you.

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

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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Oceanfront At It's Best!
Oceanfront At It's Best!
For Sale

It does not get more waterfront than this. Literally sitting on the edge of a rock wall with turquoise blue water below and beyond, nestled at the edge of Coral Sea Marina. With 216m2 of space, this 3 bedroom ground-floor unit in the prestigious Peninsula Complex will cater to your every need.

This beautiful and very spacious fully furnished apartment features quality appliances and a generous balcony to enjoy the views and sea breeze. The east-facing aspect serves plenty of natural light through the living, dining and kitchen areas, with the rest of the unit also fitted with quality LED light fittings throughout.

The ensuited master bedroom is complemented with a walk through robe, as well as the high ceilings that most of the unit enjoys. All bedrooms also have their own private balcony facing the garden features around the building.

You'll sleep in comfort knowing this gated complex provides great security with a roller gate at the main entry as well as key tag access at every doorway, complimented with two undercover car spaces in the underground garage that also has lift access.

Whether you choose to live life in the comfort of this seaside apartment or choose to rent it out, there is even a wonderful on-site manager that can take care of it all for you.

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More Than Meets The Eye
More Than Meets The Eye
AUCTION

This spacious two-storey residence located in very peaceful Mandalay has so much to offer. Stylish or even funky springs to mind. Indeed, very convenient and practical living is what this fabulous home is all about.

Your choice of either 4 oversized bedrooms or 3 bedrooms and an extra spacious separate living area. You will love the modern bathrooms, be impressed by wide hallways, the feature timber flooring throughout, plus stone kitchen benchtops. Privacy is offered from the fully fenced yard, which also boasts a spa, fire pit, outdoor kitchen and shower. Complimenting the huge double lock-up garage, there is also undercover parking for the boat or caravan.

Situated just 3 minutes from the popular Port of Airlie boat ramp and 5 minutes from the heart of Airlie Beach.

AUCTION:

Tuesday 17th August at 6pm

VMR Premises 7 Altmann Avenue, Cannonvale

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Memorial Services Honours Those Lost To Suicide

Memorial Services Honours Those Lost To Suicide

September 16, 2021

To commemorate World Suicide Day, held on 10 September, the Whitsunday Suicide Prevention Network (WSPN) hosted their annual memorial service, bringing the community together to remember those that have been lost to suicide and give their families a space to honour loved ones.

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Tourism Industry In Crisis Talks With Queensland Senator

Tourism Industry In Crisis Talks With Queensland Senator

September 16, 2021

Frank and honest conversation took place between tourism operators and politicians last week in an effort to better understand the issues many local businesses are facing and the help they need to survive the ongoing effects of the pandemic.

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First Flight From The North Arrives In Whitsundays

First Flight From The North Arrives In Whitsundays

September 16, 2021

The first Skytrans flight arrived at the Whitsunday Coast Airport earlier this week marking a milestone moment where, for the first time in history, the Whitsundays is connected north to Cairns via the air.

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Local Sporting news & Results

96 And Going Strong

96 And Going Strong

August 5, 2021

Bowlers were amazed by the courage and stamina of Sarina’s oldest bowler Ken Willan, 96, competing and enjoying the game at the club’s Men’s Fours Carnival on the weekend. Ken was among Sarina bowlers competing in a weekend of five games, with 28 teams involved. Teams came from Ayr, Townsville, Proserpine, Rockhampton, Emerald, Longreach, and Mackay district clubs.

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Mackay’s Mountain Marathon Mammoth Weekend

Mackay’s Mountain Marathon Mammoth Weekend

August 5, 2021

Over the weekend the eighth annual Mackay Mountain Marathon took place, consisting of two days of mountain biking and running across the Eungella National Park’s lush rainforest and winding single tracks. It was a massive weekend for the organisers, with Corry Cycles and Marty Lambert's On the Run an integral part in the longevity and continued successful growth of the event each year.

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“If You Can See It, You Can Be It”

“If You Can See It, You Can Be It”

August 19, 2021

Mackay Basketball Star Marianna Tolo reflects on a second Olympic journey and what it means for the next generation of Mackay Two born and bred Mackay superstars headed North from the Sugar City to Tokyo’s Olympic Games this year, with lofty ambitions and as major players in the Australian Opals Olympic Basketball team with Mackay right behind them – centre Marianna Tolo and coach Sandy Brondello.

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ENTERTAINMENT NEWS / GIG GUIDES / SOCIAL PIC GALLERY

Ole! – New Spanish Night At The Rocks

Ole! – New Spanish Night At The Rocks

August 19, 2021

The Rocks Restaurant at Coral Sea Resort in Airlie Beach is launching its first Spanish themed evening this Monday and, with delicious freshly made paella, tapas and of course sangria on the menu, this cultural extravaganza is set to be a gastronomic feast as well as a fun fiesta!

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Time To Get Agro

Time To Get Agro

August 12, 2021

He’s an Australian nineties icon, lovingly referred to as the nation’s naughtiest puppet. He’s interviewed Prime Ministers, high-profile personalities and pop stars, with unforgettable one-liners and puns.

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FESTIVAL FEVER!

FESTIVAL FEVER!

August 5, 2021

The 21st Great Barrier Reef Festival Comes To Airlie Beach This Weekend The Airlie Beach Foreshore is set to come alive with colour, culture, fun and festivity this week as four days of activities and events create a lively environment for the whole family to enjoy. Proudly presented by Cruise Whitsunday, the 21st annual Great Barrier Reef Festival celebrates our unique Whitsunday lifestyles while raising awareness for our precious ecosystem.

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Great Barrel Of Laughs At Great Barrier Reef Festival

Great Barrel Of Laughs At Great Barrier Reef Festival

July 29, 2021

The Great Barrier Reef Festival is back, as well as the night of side-splitting laughter that is the Comedy Gala at the Reef Gateway Hotel on August 5 at 7:00pm, featuring two fantastic comedians: quick-witted comedian Lindsay Webb and British humourist Dan Willis.

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Get Your Song On At The Reef Festival’s Pub Choir

July 29, 2021

Hark! The Reef Festival has put out the call for singers, part-time, professional, wannabe, tone deaf or anybody with a voice at all, to be a part of The Assembly of Greatness Pub Choir at the Airlie Beach Hotel coming up on August 7.

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