August 18, 2016

Wanted: Apprentices and trainees to join council

When Nicole Bourne was a Sarina State High School Year 12 student five years ago she applied for a diesel fitter apprenticeship advertised on our website.

Now, the 22-year-old has a dual trade qualification and a permanent job with council.

We’re currently advertising for our 2017 intake of trainees and apprentices, and Nicole is urging anyone interested to apply.
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Missing Marbles home after three years

We’ve helped reunite a cat named Marbles with his owner after he was missing for three years.

Marbles’ owner Sharon Johnson was shocked to spot her long-lost cat on a Facebook post about animals that had been brought into our Animal Management Centre.

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Hitch a free ride for twilight spooky fun

An evening of spooky fun will take over the City Centre this Saturday (August 20).

Twilight City Spooktacular, presented by Melco Engineering, will be held from 4pm to 9pm in Victoria and Wood streets.

And anyone interested in attending can hitch a free ride to and from the street party, with the City Centre providing free buses.
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Twilight City Spooktacular is coming
WATCH VIDEO > Some spooky minions were out and about in our council building promoting Spooktacular. They bumped into some students from our Japanese Sister City Matsuura before gate-crashing a council meeting.

Register to help clean-up great Mackay region

We’re encouraging residents to take pride in Mackay by participating in this year's Great Northern Clean Up.

Individuals, local groups, schools and businesses are being asked to register their site for the clean-up event being held September 3 and 4.

Register today

Characters book in for fun week of literature

Wizards, Wallies, fairies, pirates and cats (in hats) will take over our region for Book Week.

This annual celebration of children’s literature, kicking off this Monday (August 22), is a favourite with little readers, their families and the staff of our libraries.

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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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