Thursday, August 29, 2019

Join the biggest community clean up

This Saturday (August 31) is your chance to help make Mackay clean, green and pristine.
The Great Northern Clean Up is on this weekend and there are seven registered sites where you can lend a hand.
Fast fact: Last year, residents picked up more than 2.5 tonnes of rubbish - that’s equivalent to the weight of an adult giraffe!

Help keep Mackay beautiful

Artspace exhibition
to tour nationally

Violent Salt is a thought-provoking exhibition that gives a voice to marginalised, underrepresented and silenced Australians.
From Friday (August 30), it will be on display in Artspace Mackay’s FIELD Engineers Gallery until November 24.
This exhibition is particularly exciting for Mackay as it is presented by Artspace Mackay and will go on to tour the country.

More details

Protecting kids is
everyone’s job

We have made the pledge to protect kids this White Balloon Day – Friday, September 6.
Join us in helping to protect Aussie kids from sexual assault and exploitation by taking the pledge or donating to the vital work of Bravehearts.
It takes a village to raise a child, and we all need to play our part to protect the children in our community.

Learn more and donate
WATCH THE VIDEO > Kidz Arvo Out at Souths Leagues Club on Friday, September 6 from 3.30pm to 6pm. Bring the family and take part in this free event to show your support in making our region a safe place for our children.

Discover the
Field of Dreams

Go on an adventure and explore what our amazing region has to offer with a Sarina Field of Dreams Parklands passport.
Discover the Sarina Museum, Art Gallery, Sarina Sugar Shed, Arts and Crafts Centre and Visitor Information Centre.
You’ll be amazed by what you will learn, like the fact that our Sugar Shed’s miniature working sugar mill and distillery is the only one of its kind in Australia.
Collect your passport at any of the facilities in the Field of Dreams.

Revved and ready

The iconic Beach Motorcycle Races at Grasstree Beach is the only competitive beach motorcycle race in Australia, one of only several in the world.
The 2019 event is almost here – it’s happening on Sunday, September 8.
The race attracts around 350 riders, from all around Australia, and draws about 5000 spectators. Catering for thrill seekers and beach-goers, the event provides a family-friendly atmosphere.

Purchase tickets

Council in Community

Come along and chat with your local councillors in the Mackay City Centre on Wednesday, September 4.

Residents and City Centre business owners are invited to the community catch-up at 9th Lane Grind, Wood Street, from 7.30am to 8.30am.
More details

Save the date

  • Saturday, August 31, The Great Book Swap, Gordon White Library, 10am to 3pm
  • Thursday, September 12, Bell Shakespeare – Much Ado About Nothing, MECC, 7.30pm
  • Sunday, September 15, Rock, Paper, Scissors Art and Design Markets, Civic Precinct, 1pm to 4pm
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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