Shades of Women Galvanises Empowered Sisterhood Shades of Women, an annual gala event organised by Kickass Women, brought together attendees from across the Mackay Region last week in a powerful display of support and solidarity. Supported by Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal, the annual event serves as a fundraising initiative to support women and children affected by domestic violence in the Mackay and Whitsunday Region. The funds raised will go directly towards supporting Mackay Women's Services,Read the full story
Stronger, Safer, More Affordable Homes By Amanda Wright Quick Points ● $20 million Federal Government boost for Queensland’s Household Resilience Program. ● Builds on State Government’s $50 million of investment in the program to date. ● Up to 1,100 additional low-income homes in North and Central Queensland to be safer and more secure. ● Reduces insurance premiums by building resilience to natural disasters, especially cyclones and severe storms. Hundreds of Mackay and Whitsundays residents wRead the full story
By Kevin Borg, Chairman, CANEGROWERS Mackay The Plane Creek milling area covers a lot of country- the coastal strip from around Alligator Creek all the way down to Flaggy Rock and on to Clairview, and that country takes in a lot of productive cane growing land, along with many very good farmers. Just over a week ago, the cane-growing community came together to celebrate the Plane Creek Productivity Services Productivity Awards, celebrating the achievements of growers in the 2022 harvest. The toRead the full story
Known for its stunning waterfront views and vibrant atmosphere, the Mackay Marina Run attracts participants from all over the region and beyond, with the 2023 edition being no different. Runners from across the region, with some coming from far-flung corners of Australia and at least one from New Zealand, participated in last Sunday’s 15th annual Mackay Marina Run. More than 3,100 runners of all ages from every state in Australia lined up at Mackay Harbour to compete in the Half Marathon, 8kmRead the full story
Quality Executive Residence located in the Heart of Mt Pleasant which remains one of Mackays Premier and most sought after Suburbs.
Architecturally designed to maximise the benefits of an Elevated Block ( 759 sq m ) this Property will not disappoint.
Showcasing Sensational Views out to Hay Point, Sweeping across the City of Mackay and beyond towards Racecourse Mill – these views are amazing by day but even better by night.
From the Moment you enter this home you will be in awe of the Richness of the Beautiful Polished Timber Floors, Large Open Living Areas and an Abundance of Natural Light filtering through in all areas of the house giving it a very homely appeal.
Some Key Features to this Property include
• 4 Spacious Bedrooms plus an Office / Study
• Generous Master Bedroom – Carpeted, Split System Air Conditioner, Fan with Walk In Robe
• Ensuite features Double Vanity, Stone Bench Tops, Large Shower and plenty of storage space
• High End Kitchen with 2 Pac Cabinetry, Stone Bench Tops, Electric Oven and Cooktop and Dishwasher
• All Remaining Bedrooms with Quality Carpet, Built in Robes Split System Air Conditioners and Fans
• Multiple Living Areas – All with those magnificent Views
• Large Open Plan Living Area incorporating Dining, Formal Living and Kitchen
• Exceptional Outdoor Fully Enclosed Entertainment Area which is the perfect spot for Family gatherings or simply to relax and take in the surrounds.
• Choice of 2 External Balconies – one running off the Master Bedroom and the other off the top level Living Area
• Formal Entry – tiled for easy maintenance
• Spacious Laundry with Purpose Built Cabinetry to give extra storage
• Good Size Lockable Workshop / Storage Area which can be accessed from ground level
• Tiled Breezeway on Ground Level which could also be used for Outdoor Entertaining
• 2 Car Garage with 2 Pac Flooring Paint, Remote Controlled Door and lots of inbuilt Storage Space
• Portion of Backyard Fenced for Child and Pet Security
• Built Entirely by Top Local Tradesmen with an eye for detail – A home that has been extremely Well Maintained since Built and as such is presented to the Market in Very Good Condition
Mt Pleasant has always been favoured amongst buyers because of its convenient location.
6 James Croker is within walking distance of the Mt Pleasant Tavern, just 3 Minutes Drive from the Mt Pleasant Shopping Centre and its associated Retail Outlets and under 10 minutes drive to Caneland Central and the Mackay CBD.
Modern Executive Living at its Finest – Spanning across 3 Beautiful Levels, this Property is a must for Inspection
To Book Your Inspection – Please phone Andrew Black 0409 635 724 or
Roy Brunke 0419 782 816
The 2023 sugar crushing season at the Proserpine Mill is expected to begin on Tuesday with high optimism around this year’s sugar production due to the strong global sugar prices.Read the full story
Criminals were operating in the Cannonvale area over the weekend with multiple break-ins reported to police and one case of vandalism witnessed at a local shopping centre.Read the full story
Over 100,000 people in Queensland are currently waiting for social housing and 80 per cent of people in the state identify housing availability as a key issue in their community.Read the full story
Explore the allure of this rare 10-acre property, offering a wealth of features for an idyllic lifestyle. Just a 15-minute drive from Proserpine's amenities and 30 minutes from vibrant Airlie Beach/Cannonvale, its location is truly advantageous. Outdoor enthusiasts will delight in the proximity to the Proserpine Dam, a mere 3-minute drive away, offering exceptional recreational facilities and barramundi fishing opportunities.
This spacious home effortlessly accommodates the entire family with its four bedrooms and two bathrooms. The expansive undercover veranda provides a delightful outdoor space to unwind and entertain. Dive into the refreshing swimming pool, nestled amidst tropical gardens, and create your private oasis.
The property offers a massive shed with an additional enclosed room, perfect for hosting guests and storing all your cherished toys. For thrilling motorbike adventures, explore the large paddock, while the presence of a river at the rear provides an exciting opportunity to catch the prized barramundi.
Families with school-going children will appreciate the convenience of the school bus service, picking up and dropping off at the front gates, simplifying daily routines.
Embrace this rare opportunity and craft a fulfilling lifestyle where adventure, relaxation, and convenience seamlessly intertwine.
Built back in the 1950’s, this home in West Mackay is full
of both classic and modern charm. You will see from the
outside this home looks almost exactly how it was when
first built, just with some modern touches like the new deck
and undercover parking. These touches flow throughout the
property and add that modern twist we often look for.
This house is perfectly situated in the sought-after area
of West Mackay, offering convenient access to schools,
shops, and pubs and a mere short drive to the CBD. If you've
always dreamt of living in a beautifully designed home that
seamlessly blends classic and modern styles, look no further
than 37 Donaldson Street. It's the perfect place to turn your
dream into a reality.
Positioned in the heart of town, this Queenslander
home offers a lifestyle of convenience like no other. 317
Shakespeare Street has a timeless yet fresh sense to it
that we often all adore in renovated Queenslanders. This
masterpiece from yesteryear is a four-bedroom, twobathroom
home with plenty of space for all household
members to enjoy. Not only is there a sense of spaciousness
indoors, but the outdoor area also offers ample room to roam.
A generous backyard complete with an inground pool creates
the ideal space for enjoying those summer days.
Being in the heart of town, you are not far from anything. A
short walk to one of Mackay’s oldest primary schools, 500m’s
to Mackay Artspace and not even a kilometer from the closest
shopping complex and best coffee shops in town. A home of
this caliber with so much personality is so often admired, but
rarely made available. So don’t miss your chance to live in this
Timeless Queenslander home.
Enjoy the serenity of this Spacious Entertainer. Whilst
escaping the hustle and bustle, you still have the comfort of
knowing that you're conveniently only 10 minutes from town.
The sizable lowset family home features 4 bedrooms,
open planned living and an resort style pool- perfect for
entertaining all year round, this home is made for the family.
Immaculately kept, it presents a fantastic opportunity for
one lucky buyer to take advantage of the opportunity and
establish themselves in a well-equipped home in high
Are you a business owner looking for affordable worker
Are you an astute investor looking for a solid return?
7 studio units are up for grabs in the beautiful Dolphin Heads
resort. Each unit is fully furnished and airconditioned. 6 of the
units are located on the western side of the resort in a grouped
building. The 7th unit is located on the eastern side.
- Returning $300-$330 per week with reasonable body
June 8, 2023
Resilience and compassion are two themes which burn brightly in this week’s edition, from initiatives to strengthen our homes to protect our most vulnerable to showcasing the power of unity and collective action. Annual gala Shades of Women brought together women from across the Mackay Region for an inspiring evening of empowerment and support. Not only did the event celebrate the strength and achievements of women, but it also raised crucial funds to aid women and children affected by domesticRead the full story
June 8, 2023
‘Paying it forward’ is a good deed that not only brightens someone else’s day, it can also initiate a chain reaction of good deeds and good vibes. Stacey Read recently witnessed this at BP Rural View. “To the very kind guy that paid it forward by paying for an elderly man’s fuel today at BP northern beaches,” she wrote on Facebook. “The gentleman whose fuel you paid for would like to say a huge thank you and thank you very much for your kindness. “He was very stunned and very grateful. “WhaRead the full story
June 8, 2023
A torch relay that has made its way from Pozières, France, through London and around Australia came through Mackay last Wednesday, May 31 to mark 100 years of Legacy Australia. 23 locals, all with a connection to Legacy Australia, carried the torch throughout the town, ending in a service held at Jubilee Park. “It shows the overall admiration that the public have for the veteran community who go out in uniform and carry out their duties for the nation and sometimes don’t come home,” said VietnamRead the full story
June 8, 2023
By Chris Karas Emerging netball goalkeeper Shayla Pershouse will realise a childhood sporting dream when she dons her beloved Queensland attire at this year’s School Sport Australia Netball Championships. The defensive dynamo produced superb performances for the Capricornia representative side at the recent Queensland School Sport Netball Championships in Brisbane to earn her maiden State honours. Shayla will now line up for the Maroons at the School Sport Australia Netball 15yrs and under NaRead the full story
June 8, 2023
Logan Thunder have confirmed their status as championship favourites in the NBL 1 North Basketball Conference. The competition front runners demonstrated their title credentials when they rolled a courageous Mackay Meteors outfit 96-83 last Saturday night at Mackay Basketball Stadium. It was the Thunder team’s twelfth win from 13 fixtures with former star Meteors guard Shaun Bruce playing a pivotal role for the visitors. The outstanding number seven produced a classy display to finish with 14Read the full story
June 8, 2023
The Whitsunday Raiders held a night of rugby on Friday 2nd June, this saw the start of the 2nd round for the MRU senior men against Bowen, as well as a long-awaited game for the senior women’s team.Read the full story
May 25, 2023
This was an event not to miss, with headliners Mark Seymour, Missy Higgins, Bernard Fanning, and Paul Kelly causing chaos in the audience. In the massive sold-out show, with 7,700 people attending, it was no surprise that you could feel the beat of the bass through the grass. Revellers could find Mark Seymour dancing with the crowd to Paul Kelly’s set, and had the chance to win signed Missy Higgins merch during her performance. The turnout included young and old, all enjoying the serenading voRead the full story
June 8, 2023
Friday 9 June Resources Industry Network June Industry Brief Lunch Friday, Registrations open at 11:45am for 12:00pm start Resource Industry Network is hosting its June Industry Briefing Lunch this Friday in the Lancaster Room at Harrup Park Country Club. Guest speaker Andrew Barger, Policy Director at The Queensland Resources Council (QRC), will be discussing the outlook for Queensland’s resources sector and much more. Harrup Park Friday 5K Every Friday Evening From 5:30pm Join Emmie-Lee FitRead the full story
June 8, 2023
The walls of the Crossroad Arts office are adorned with the brightly coloured artworks from artists throughout the region as well as some from interstate. The HeART(beats): Access is Love exhibition aims to help build a world where accessibility is understood as an act of love, instead of a burden or an afterthought. The exhibition Opening Night coincided with the Mackay City and Waterfront’s ‘City Heart Fridays’ on Friday June 2. The free event which was Auslan interpreted showcased the exhibitRead the full story
June 8, 2023
The annual trivia fundraiser is back, and Meals on Wheels Proserpine is excited. All fundraising is directly fed back into the organisation and to local clients.Read the full story
June 8, 2023
The Mackay Maltese Club had the pleasure of hosting a morning tea and cent sale last Tuesday, May 30 at the residence of Rose and Joe Borg. Members of the Trudy Crowley Foundation were invited to the morning tea to talk about ovarian cancer and the importance of getting checked. Ovarian Cancer Ambassador Bridgeen Doherty spoke about her own ovarian cancer journey and the work of the foundation, while Founder and Vision Advocate Jacquie Camilleri spoke about the foundation's vision of a palliatRead the full story