Thursday, September 7

Spring set to make a splash

Spring is in the air and key aquatic centres will be open in time for the school holidays.

Our Bluewater Lagoon will open to the public tomorrow (Friday, September 8) and Mirani and Pioneer swimming pools will open three days later on Monday (September 11).
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On the lookout
for feedback

We want feedback on redevelopment of the North Mackay Rotary Lookout.
The lookout at the top of Pollock Street features spectacular views of the city and is a popular location for recreation and fitness.
We hope to modernise the lookout and improve its value as a tourism attraction.

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Make Elton visit
your business

Our Mayor Greg Williamson has challenged local businesses to #feelthelovemackay and get on board the Elton train.

Having Elton John’s Once in a Lifetime Tour in the Mackay region is a great opportunity for local businesses to get involved.

Businesses are being encouraged to create an Elton-inspired meal or drink, dress up their staff or workplace, or hold their own Elton-inspired event.

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Council Connect - August 30
WATCH THE VIDEO > Did you know we have a nursery that grows native plants, trees and shrubs for most of our natural environmental projects? In the last 12 months, 130,000 plants were grown by the Mackay Natural Environment Centre nursery in Swayne Street.

Free Arvo Out
for the Kidz

We’re supporting the Kidz Arvo Out, a free event being hosted by the Mackay Child Friendly Community Action Group for Child Protection Week 2017.
Head down to Harrup Park Country Club from 4pm tomorrow (Friday, September 8) and let the kids burn off some energy with free activities, such as rock wall climbing.
There will be a free outdoor screening of the children’s movie Sing from 6pm.

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Head on down
to the markets

Our region’s creative local indie market is perfect for those seeking something quirky, wonderful and original.

Whether it’s some early Christmas shopping or a conversation piece for your home décor, Rock Paper Scissors Art and Design Market is the place to be this Sunday (September 10).

The markets run throughout the afternoon in the green space beside Artspace Mackay from 1pm to 4pm

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Save the date

> September 9, Mackay Bluewater Fling, Bluewater Quay
> September 23, Still Standing Street Party, Wood Street
> September 25 to October 1, Eungella Bird Week and Bushwalking Festival, Eungella
> September 29 to October 2, Bulls Masters Country Challenge Cup, Harrup Park
> September 30, River 2 Reef Charity Ride, Bluewater Quay
> September 30 to October 1, Queensland State Mountain Bike Championships, Glendaragh Road
> October 21, Global Grooves, Queens Park
Your councillors are:
Mayor Greg Williamson, Cr Amanda Camm, Cr Martin Bella, Cr Laurence Bonaventura, Cr Kevin Casey, Cr Justin Englert, Cr Fran Fordham, Cr Ross Gee, Cr Karen May, Cr Ayril Paton, Cr Ross Walker
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