Edition 2 - January 21, 2016

Bonza Australia Day planned for region

Australia Day will be a corker in the region next Tuesday – scouts honour.

A Family Fun Day at Banksia Scout Group is just one of 10 free, family events in the region we’ve supported with grants.
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Butcher back to celebrate

Music star Brad Butcher will return to Mackay to headline entertainment at our awards ceremony at the MECC on Australia Day eve.

He and up-and-coming entertainer Oliver Carter-Beck will play at the event from 5.30pm Monday, where winners of our Australia Day Awards will be announced.

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Mackay trip ‘not a waste’

We’re proud of our waste reduction efforts and are happy to share initiatives with other councils.

A delegation from Central Highlands Regional Council visited our facilities this week and took plenty of ideas home with them.
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Bulls Masters hit a six

Our partnership with the Bulls Masters is hitting sixes.

The Bull Masters Country Challenge, held in Mackay late last year with support through our Invest Mackay Event Attraction Program, is returning this year and next.

We’ll also host a new Bulls Masters Country Youth Cup.
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NEC Episode 3:  Natural Environment Centre's Mackay Cedar
WATCH THE VIDEO > Nursery supervisor Sue McCormack and Mackay Natural Environment Centre staff are excited to announce that they have a healthy stock of Mackay Cedar seedlings.  The rare Mackay Cedar is a medium size tree that only seeds once every seven to eight years.  It is known for its high-quality timber.

Bursaries deadline extended

We’ve extended nominations for the Rick Wood Hands On Bursary and the Jack Sturgeon Bursary until Monday, February 1.

The bursaries are designed to support and encourage young emerging artists in their chosen field.

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Kids Art Club

Want to get your children off the couch and away from their screens?

Our Kids Art Club, set to kick off early next month, can teach them to be creative, discuss new ideas and experiment while making art and craft.

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Your councillors are:
Mayor Deirdre Comerford, Cr Kevin Casey, Cr Paul Steindl, Cr Greg Martin, Cr Chris Bonanno, Cr Frank Gilbert, Cr Theresa Morgan, Cr Alison Jones, Cr Ross Walker, Cr Laurence Bonaventura, Cr David Perkins
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