October 27, 2016

Take a look at concept for lookout upgrade

We’ve released a sneak peek of concept plans for an upgrade of Lamberts Beach Lookout.

The concept for the popular whale-watching vantage point was developed following community consultation.

The full plans will be unveiled at a community drop-in information session at Seabreeze Tavern at Lamberts Beach this Saturday (October 29) from 9am to noon.
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Feedback for planning

We’re giving the community another opportunity to comment on a proposed new single planning scheme for the Mackay region.

Public consultation will begin tomorrow (Friday, October 28) and conclude at close of business on Monday, December 12.

You can stay up-to-date with the proposed Mackay Region Planning Scheme by signing up to the planning e-newsletter.

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Big plans announced

Our Field of Dreams Parkland in Sarina is to become the new one-stop tourist spot for the Mackay region.
The State Government has announced plans to reallocate $1.3 million in funding for the project.
The funds were originally earmarked to go towards a new Visitor Information Centre at the Botanic Gardens but a detailed business case identified the Field of Dreams as the preferred location.
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Get your groove on

More than a dozen different food vendors will be creating mouth-watering cultural cuisine from around the world at Global Grooves this Saturday (October 29) from 2pm to 8.30pm.

Queens Park will be filled with the sounds of everything from bagpipes to digeridoos and Bollywood rhythms.

The stage will be a whirlwind of colours and movement as the costumes and traditional dances of more than a dozen cultural groups entertain the crowd.
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Aussie Day grants open

Applications are now open for Australia Day Grants of up to $1000.
Not-for-profit groups in the Mackay region can apply for the council funds to support their event and share their Aussie pride with local residents.
An online application form and guidelines can be found at the link below.
Apply today
WATCH THE VIDEO >> The next Council in Community gathering is at Magpies Sporting Club on November 2. Come along and have a cuppa with a councillor.

Forgotten stories uncovered

Nearly 115 forgotten indentured labourers from the Pacific Islands will be remembered and immortalised thanks in part to a project we’re funding.

The Pacific Islanders rest in unmarked graves in the Mackay Cemetery.

We’ve approved a grant of just under $11,000 to bring the identities and stories of these labourers to light.

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Christmas spirit
starts to arrive

It’s already starting to look a lot like Christmas.

There will be some road closures in the City Centre this Saturday (October 29) while we install Christmas decorations.

The westbound lane of Victoria Street, from Sydney to Gregory streets, will be closed from 7am, weather permitting.

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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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