Friday, March 17, 2023
Mackay and Whitsunday Life
Mackay is about to experience a green rejuvenation, with scheduled maintenance set to begin on the iconic palm trees in the city centre.
Starting on March 21st, council staff will begin a meticulous pruning process, carefully cutting away dead fronds and fruit stalks, shaving the trunk, and removing seed pods, all aimed at keeping the palm trees healthy and looking their best.
A team of expert arborists will be on site from 5am to 9am on weekdays, taking care of the trees located on Wood, Victoria, Sydney, Macalister and Nelson streets, and Matsuura Drive and Mangrove Road. To minimise disruption to the public and avoid heavy traffic on Sydney Street, work on this road is scheduled for Saturday, March 25th.
The maintenance is expected to be completed by March 30th, weather permitting. In the meantime, full traffic control will be in place, and some road and lane closures will be necessary. The council urges residents to follow all instructions given by council staff and traffic control officers.
This annual maintenance program is designed to keep the city's palm trees safer and looking healthy, contributing to the beauty and vibrancy of Mackay's city centre. For further information, contact the council on 1300 MACKAY (622 529).
Wood Street, Mackay City Centre. Image credit: Just One Moment Photography