Friday, March 1, 2019

National Ride2School Day

Friday, March 22

National Ride2School Day is Australia’s biggest celebration of active travel and one of the best days in the school calendar. For some students, it’s the first time they ride to school, for others it’s a party where they get to show off the fun they have everyday.

Ride2School is a nationwide program delivered by Bicycle Network, designed to support schools to  encourage, empower and enable more students to get physically active on their journey to school.

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2019 Sports Expo and Sign-On Day Wrap-Up

The Sports Expo Committee would like to thank all clubs involved in another successful 2019 Sports Expo and Sign-On Day. Thanks to our long-time major sponsor Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal Pty Ltd and to our other sponsors Optus, Glencore Hail Creek Open Cut and Star 101.9FM.

The community showed its love of sport by the attendance of thousands of residents on the day, with clubs embracing the opportunity to promote their sport and club, active displays in the Glencore Active Zone and fantastic participation in the Mascot Race.

We will be seeking some feedback from exhibitors and hope to see you all at the Sports Expo in 2020.

Sport & Recreation Development Team

We would like to introduce you to Linda Single and Liz Crane our two Sport & Recreation Development Officers.
The Sport & Recreation Development Team provide support to local sporting and recreation organisations. Partner with health, business and government networks to build programs. Develop, implement and evaluate strategies for individuals and the community to participate in sport and recreation activities.
For enquiries please contact Linda Single or Liz Crane at


New Clubs Connect web pages

We are excited to announce that we have updated our Sport & Recreation Clubs Connect web pages on the Mackay Regional Council website. Clubs Connect is a one-stop shop connecting clubs and volunteers in the Mackay region for information, guidance and support.

They will include:
> Sports Club Directory and Club Committee contact details
> Funding
> Volunteers
> Incorporation and licences
> Leasing and licence agreements
> Events planning
> Workshops
> Volunteers
> Sign up to our Sports E-newsletter

Visit Clubs Connect

Mackay ARC grand opening to sparkle

Our sparkling new Mackay ARC (Aquatic and Recreation Complex) is about to throw its gates open to the public.
An official opening of the international-standard sporting complex will be held Saturday, March 9, with free entry from 8am to 6pm.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack and Mayor Greg Williamson will officially open the ARC at 10.30am.

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Is your club prepared for the storm and cyclone season?

Storm and Cyclone Season is upon us. So now is the time to develop your Business Continuity Plan (BCP). Your BCP should contain all the information necessary to ensure that your club/organisation is able to resume critical activities in the event of a crises. This could include a checklist to ensure you have a current contact list, back-ups of computer files, scanned copies of any important documents such as insurance policies and include a general clean-up of your premises to remove any debris.
It is also important to have a checklist to prepare your own place of residence.

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My Community Directory + Diary

Do you represent a club or organisation that provides sporting or recreational activities? Help us promote local activities towards improving health and wellbeing and connecting communities by listing on the Mackay Community Directory.

Here’s seven reasons why you should list:

  1. It’s free and simple
  2. Publish and promote your organisation to your community
  3. Stay up to date! Edit or update your listing at any time
  4. Add events – open days, sports day sign on’s – to the diary
  5. Keep connected! Social Media Feed integrates into your listing
  6. Get information on the go – Use the Access My Community App
  7. Need help with your listing? Help Desk Support Mon-Fri 8am-7pm.
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Our popular Sports Expo and Sign-on Day keeps kicking goals each year. The 2019 edition at the MECC on Sunday, February 10, presented by major sponsor Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal and council, attracted more than 110 exhibitors and another bumper crowd. Thanks to everyone who turned out to make this year's Sports Expo such a resounding success. Thanks also to our other sponsors Optus, Glencore Hail Creek and Star 101.9 Mackay.

Council's community grants

Council’s community grant program aims to provide assistance to local community groups/organisations who make positive contributions to the quality of life in the Local Government area. Grants are offered twice each year. Applications close on the first Friday in February and August.

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Council's junior sporting grants

Mackay Regional Council is proud to support the community with a variety of grant and funding opportunities. Council's sporting grants aim to provide financial assistance toward the cost of team levies, registration, uniforms, travel and other costs associated with junior sports persons participating in national and international competitions. This grant is offered all year round.

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