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Edition 3 - February 18, 2016

Celebrate Chinese New Year


The Victoria Street Markets will come alive this Saturday evening with Summer in the City celebrations for Year of the Monkey Chinese New Year.

Victoria Street, between Macalister and Nelson streets, will be closed for the festivities, which will be held from 4pm to 8pm.
 
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Regional capitals invaluable

We’ve had our say at the fourth Federal Senate Inquiry hearing into the future role and contribution of regional capitals to Australia.

Our executive officer David McKendry addressed the hearing in Townsville this week on behalf of Mackay Regional Council as a member of Regional Capitals Australia, of which Mayor Deirdre Comerford is chair.

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Candidates line-up finalised


The nominations are in and the ballot paper order finalised for our elections on March 19.

There are three mayoral candidates, including incumbent Deirdre Comerford, former Mackay City Council mayor Greg Williamson, and Mitch Rays, as well as 37 councillor candidates.
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Competition flavour of month


The popular 2016 Flavours of the World competition is in its final days.

The City Centre competition’s major prize, an eight-day APT river cruise to Lower Mekong for two, valued at $11,500, will be drawn at this Saturday’s helloworld Travel Expo.
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WATCH THE VIDEO > Construction is set to start on the exciting Dudley Denny City Library project in The Dome in the City Centre. Check out project manager Jim Carless talking about the new, hi-tech library.

More flexibility for farmers

We’ve adopted a new policy that delivers some alternative solutions for management and protection of the region’s agricultural land.

The Tradeable Development Rights Policy protects agricultural land but also provides more flexibility for farmers to realise value from land titles.

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Help us create space at library

Wanted: Young adults to help create their own exciting space in the new Dudley Denny City Library.

We want the help of passionate young adults, aged 12 to 25, to participate in an after-school workshop on Wednesday, February 24, from 4pm to 5.30pm.

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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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