Edition 4 - March 3, 2016

New sponsor for Stadium Mackay

Stadium Mackay has a new name.

Local company BB Print has shown its faith in the region’s economy by signing a four-year deal to secure naming rights for the community-owned facility.

It has been renamed BB Print Stadium Mackay.
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Park name honours Tunza

We’ve helped create a fitting tribute in honour of legendary Police Dog Tunza.

Our off-leash dog park in North Mackay has been renamed after Tunza, who died after falling ill on shift in November last year.

There are two new signs at the dog park, including one detailing Tunza’s story.

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Police Dog Tunza Off Leash Dog Park naming ceremony
WATCH THE VIDEO > Watch Tunza’s handler Sergeant Marcus Hahn talk about his former colleague and mate and also meet his new Police Dog Astro.

Farmers Market to spring up

We’re helping cultivate a new Farmers Market in the City Centre.

To be held every Wednesday from June 8 at Wood Street Park (beside the heritage-listed former Pioneer Shire Council Building), the Greater Whitsunday Farmers Market will showcase a host of locally produced food and beverages.
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Premier meets at council

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk brought her Working Queensland Cabinet Committee to town on Wednesday and was greeted by Mayor Deirdre Comerford and CEO Craig Doyle.

With the meeting at our administration building, the Mayor took the opportunity to push shovel-ready projects for our region, including a pontoon to help activate our riverfront, a business start-up/innovation hub and the Bowen Basin Service Link, formerly the Walkerston bypass.

Cr Comerford also supported plans to complete an upgrade of Mackay Showgrounds and called for funding to assist local businesses to become export ready.


It’s a Woman’s World

Sarina Neighbourhood Centre will host the “It’s a Woman’s World Expo” on Tuesday, March 8.

The expo, to be held at Sarina Cultural Hall from 9am until noon, is just one of a range of events being held in our region as part of Queensland Women’s Week Celebrations.

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Museum kits arrive

Our Greenmount Homestead has received a series of educational kits from Queensland Museum.

The loan kits, aimed at prep and primary school students, are available to educational facilities, community groups and organisations like childcare centres.

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Your councillors are:
Mayor Deirdre Comerford, Cr Kevin Casey, Cr Paul Steindl, Cr Greg Martin, Cr Chris Bonanno, Cr Frank Gilbert, Cr Theresa Morgan, Cr Alison Jones, Cr Ross Walker, Cr Laurence Bonaventura, Cr David Perkins
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