Thursday, June 6, 2024


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Mackay Regional Council Fuels STEM Success

Mackay Regional Council was proud to support the Whitsunday STEM Challenge over the weekend at the Mackay and District Kart Club, through their Economic Development and Tourism program.

The winning team of the Pedal Prix Human Powered Vehicle 16-hour Endurance Event completed an amazing 573 laps.

Mackay Regional Council Congratulated the teams from Mackay Northern Beaches State High School who won the senior and junior boys categories and said it was great to have Cr Alison Jones and youth councillor Nate Ralph at the Pedal Prix to present awards.

Overall, there were 9023 laps completed, which is 7002kms travelled. In total, 20 teams competed, with visiting teams coming from Emerald, Bundaberg, Charters Towers and Townsville.

Mackay Regional Council, along with BMA, have supported this event since 2017.

Whitsunday Stem Challenge expressed their heartfelt gratitude in a Facebook comment that said, “Thank you for your support with this amazing event.

“Watching our local and visiting teams in action with the Pedal Prix vehicles is inspirational.

“Without this support, events like this are not possible.”

Through an Economic Development and Tourist program, Mackay Regional Council supported the Whitsunday STEM challenge at the Mackay and District Kart Club last weekend. Photo Credit: Mackay Regional Council

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