Friday, June 4, 2021

Botanic Gardens’ Open Day on tomorrow!

Make friends with native wildlife, learn how to transform your household recycling into beautiful works of art for your garden and pick up some helpful tips that will make your gardens flourish.

Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens will host its fifth annual open day tomorrow (Saturday, June 5) from 9am to 1pm on the Tropical Sun Garden Lawn.

This year’s theme is “flora for fauna”, which explores the close relationship of host plants and the creatures that call them home.
What's on offer

Register your pet this month and SAVE

Pet owners who want to claim a discount on their pet registration will need to register before June 30.

Mayor Greg Williamson said the discount period had previously run until the end of July, however it made sense to bring it into line with the end of financial year for budgeting purposes.

“Pet owners will have a whole month to register their cats and dogs and claim the discount,” he said.

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Play a role in Festival’s biggest spectacle

The Mackay Festivals team are looking for two exuberant individuals to help pull the strings of a giant illuminated puppet at DBCT Illuminate.

There are also opportunities for budding artists to join creative workshops to create puppets and displays for the Mackay Festival of Arts event.

Mayor Greg Williamson said the Spare Parts Puppet Theatre team were on the lookout for a couple of locals interested in puppeteering.

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The 2021 Mackay Festival of Arts has icons of Aussie pop and pub rock, plenty for the kids and a string of events to get a coldy in your hand and your dancing shoes on! Mackay in July! This will be a festival you won’t want to miss. View the program 

Funding boosts Mackay liveability projects

A redevelopment of Seaforth Esplanade and stage one of Woodlands District Park, including a pump track, at Andergrove have been given a funding boost thanks to the State Government’s Works For Queensland (W4Q) program.

Deputy Premier Steven Miles announced in Mackay this week that council had been successful in securing $9.9 million in the latest round of W4Q Funding for 2021-2024.

The amount included about $2.3 million for the Seaforth Esplanade upgrade and about $2 million for stage one of Woodlands District Park.

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Flood Risk Management community sessions

Council is currently conducting community engagement on a new Mackay Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan.

The plan, which includes associated flood studies, is the largest and technically most complex project undertaken in flood risk management in the Mackay region to date.

Residents are being invited to have their say at until July 15 or attend a session at Mackay region libraries.

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Culvert replacement 
planned for West Mackay

Council is replacing aged culverts at Field and McGinn streets in West Mackay.
The drainage improvement works are scheduled to start next week (Tuesday, June 8), weather permitting and take about two weeks to complete.
There will be traffic control in the area, with crews on site Monday to Friday from 6am to 6pm.

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Share photos of your
pets to win $$$

Show us how you and your pet practise responsible pet ownership and go into the draw to win a $100 pet voucher.
This could be anything from taking a photo of your pet wearing its pet registration tag or snap a picture of your dog going for a walk on its lead.
This week's entries close Sunday, June 6 at 5pm.

Enter now
Your councillors are:
Mayor Greg Williamson, Deputy Mayor Karen May, Cr Martin Bella, Cr Laurence Bonaventura, Cr Justin Englert, Cr Michelle Green, Cr Belinda Hassan, Cr Alison Jones, Cr Fran Mann, Cr Russell Seymour and Cr Pauline Townsend.
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