Thursday, February 16, 2017

Recreational fishing strategy casts net

We’ve started work on a new Mackay Regional Recreational Fishing Strategy. 

The strategy seeks to capitalise on the opportunities presented by Mackay’s Net Free Zone (extending from Cape Hillsborough to St Helens Beach), one of only three in Queensland, as well as our many other recreational fishing assets.
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Ticket sales strong for Mackay AFL clash

The NRL trial between the NQ Cowboys and Sydney Roosters last weekend was a big success and now it is the AFL boys’ turn to make their mark on Mackay.

Interest is building ahead of the Gold Coast SUNS v Essendon Bombers JLT Community Series game at Harrup Park on Sunday, February 26, with SUNS players Jack Scrimshaw and Tom Nicholls visiting this week.

We’re a proud supporter of the game through our Invest Mackay Events Attraction Program.

Buy tickets

Community views
sought on halls

We’re seeking public feedback on the future of community halls in the region.

Some community halls are used frequently and for a variety of reasons, but others are under-utilised.

We want to find out why and how we can make these community halls more accessible and relevant in modern society.

Provide feedback
NQ Cowboys and Sydney Roosters highlights
WATCH THE VIDEO > Were you at the NQ Cowboys v Sydney Roosters NRL pre-season trial at BB Print Stadium Mackay on Saturday night? What a fantastic turnout from footy fans for this event. Check out this short highlights reel from the night.

Safety Circus
hits the road

The Safety Circus is back on the road.

Safety Circus, produced by second and third-year Central Queensland Conservatorium of Music (CQCM) students, teaches children about protective behaviours, bicycle safety and handling bullying.

We’re a supporter of this initiative, a collaboration between CQUniversity’s CQCM and the Mackay Crime Prevention Unit of the Queensland Police Service.

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Book stall at
volunteer expo

Does your community or not-for-profit group need a hand, or a few extra pairs of hands?
For the first time, we’re hosting the Mackay Volunteer Expo on Sunday, May 7, and it is free for community groups to have a stall.
The expo will be held inside and around the Mackay Senior Citizens Centre and applications are now open for stalls, with 50 spaces available.

Sports Expo Facebook video
WATCH THE VIDEO > Our 2017 Sports Expo and Sign-on Day at the MECC last Sunday kicked plenty of goals. Check out this video about the popular annual event.
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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