Thursday, January 19, 2017

Help celebrate region’s unsung heroes

Today is the last chance for the public to buy tickets for next week’s Mackay Regional Council Australia Day Awards ceremony.

Tickets are $30 and include an Aussie-themed, two-course dinner at the MECC, including live entertainment, on Australia Day Eve (Wednesday, January 25).

They can be bought through the MECC until 4.30pm today, Thursday, January 19.
Purchase tickets

Top 10 things to do
on Australia Day

Looking for a good way to celebrate Australia Day?

Here is a list of 10 events to be staged throughout the region on Thursday, January 26.

Council has provided funding to organisers of the events to support Australia Day celebrations in Mackay

More details

Disaster management
gains tick of approval

We’re well prepared to handle and respond to a natural disaster in our region.

The Mackay Local Disaster Management Group, of which Mayor Greg Williamson is chair, has been given a tick of approval in a State Government report.

The Mackay group rated from “well-placed to strong” in all six categories in the Inspector-General Emergency Management report.

Read more

Women Who Make
Us Proud wanted

Do you know an everyday woman who does extraordinary things?
Why not nominate her for our Women Who Make Us Proud Awards (#MackayPride)?
Nominations open today (Thursday, January 19) and close on Monday, February 20.

Senior Pets Inititative
Watch video >> One of the first animals adopted as part of our Senior Pets Program is adapting to life in the Blackburn household. Check out how the dog is settling in and benefits of the Senior Pets Program.

Grants on offer for our community

Applications for our twice-yearly Community Grants program close on Friday, February 3.
Council is reminding community, not-for-profit and sporting groups that up to $5000 is available from a pool of $64,000.


Apply for funding
to improve facade

A new round of our popular City Centre Façade Improvement Scheme is open.

The scheme provides funding of up to $3000 to assist commercial property owners to give their building façade a facelift.

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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