Thursday, December 3, 2020

Online self-guided heritage trail tour launched

Grab your smartphone or tablet and take a self-guided tour of Mackay’s City Centre and waterfront.
The Mackay City Centre and Waterfront Heritage Discovery Trail starts at the Leichhardt Tree at Bluewater Quay and includes 22 buildings, events and areas of historical and cultural interest.
The digital trail is interactive and includes written stories about each stop, as well as audio interviews, captivating photographs and videos.
Get started at
Learn more

Changes to patrols
at Harbour Beach

As of Monday (Dec 7), Harbour Beach will be patrolled on weekends, school holidays and public holidays only, until May 3, 2021.
This will bring it into line with the four other patrolled beaches in the Mackay region – Bucasia, Eimeo, Sarina and Lambert’s Beach.
The changes are a result of the decreasing number of people using Harbour Beach and rising costs.

Photo credit: Anita Morgan-Gough

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Take the time to
recognise a local hero

After a tough year, there has never been a better time to recognise someone who goes above and beyond for our community. 
And what better recognition is there than being nominated for a 2021 Mackay Regional Council Australia Day Award?
Nominations are now open and recognising a local hero takes just a few minutes of your time.  

To nominate, visit council’s website or return a hardcopy version of the form to one of council’s Customer Service Centres.  Nominations close January 6, 2021.

Nominate today
Nominations are now open for the 2021 Australia Day Awards and there has never been a better time to recognise a local hero.

Calling all green thumbs

Lend a hand at this weekend’s Coastcare Plant Propagation Day on Saturday (Dec 5) at the new Mackay Natural Environment Centre.
Come along and learn about local plants and enjoy the company of like-minded people.
Morning tea will be provided however, volunteers must bring a water bottle, enclosed footwear, and sun smart clothing.
Register here

Council Christmas
closures online

We have now updated the council website with all the latest details on council facilities closures over the pending holiday period.

Mackay and Sarina Customer Service Centres will be closed from 4.30pm Friday, December 18 and reopening 8.30am Monday, January 11.
Mirani Customer Service Centre will be closed from 4.30pm Friday, December 18 and reopening on 8.30am Monday, January 4 and Paget Depot will be closed from 3.30pm Thursday, December 24 and reopening Monday, January 4.

View the full list of closures

Hay Point Transfer Station closed

Hay Point Transfer Station will be closed until further notice due to potential contamination.
This temporary closure will enable assessment of the material and to understand if the material is safe or if it requires additional management, before reopening the site to the public.
To assist residents, Sarina Transfer Station will now be open from 10am to 5pm everyday while Hay Point is closed, and council is encouraging residents to use this alternative transfer station.

Learn about waste disposal
Save the date
  • Friday, December 4, Paxtons Night Markets – Christmas Showcase, Bluewater Quay, 4pm to 8pm
  • Saturday, December 5, Lyn Laver-Ahmat’s Light on Landscape exhibition opens at Artspace Mackay from 10am
  • Wednesday, December 9, Story Time at Sarina Library, 10am to 11am
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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