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  • Mack-eye or Mack-A: What’s the right way to say Mackay?

    IT’S the great debate that allows no fence sitters, and according to Mackay Historical Society’s Glen Hall it’s been ongoing since the settlement of Port Mackay in 1862. A letter to the Daily Mercury editor on September 10, 1956 presents the idea that it should be pronounced phonetically as “Mackay … Read more

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  • Mackay Property Market Month in Review – Apr18

    Herron Todd White – May18 Review for April18 has been released, and we have a quick look at what it has to say about Mackay. The HTW National Property Clock – marked Mackay Residential with Start of Recovery. We like this notation better than the REA report noting it … Read more

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  • Palaszczuk Government to govern from Mackay and Whitsundays

    MEDIA RELEASE The Palaszczuk Government will govern from Mackay and Whitsundays region next month, spending a week meeting with local communities and businesses, including a Cabinet and town hall meeting. Member for Mackay, Julianne Gilbert said she was pleased the Premier had agreed to her calls to bring the Cabinet … Read more

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  • Mackay Council boolstering region with $4.3M for tenders, contracts

    MACKAY Regional Council awarded more than $4.3 million contracts for projects across the region last month. According to a Mackay Regional Council report of contracts awarded in excess of $200,000, found on the council website and released pursuant to section 237, Local Government Regulations 2012, six major tenders were awarded … Read more

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  • Ray White Highest Residential Sale for 2018!

    A YOUNG family have secured a $1.3million purchase of luxury Mackay real estate, in what is the highest residential sale of the year so far. Ray White Mackay City selling principal Chris Laval said the sale of 58 Palm Ridge Drive had gone ‘unconditional’ after being sold in a recent … Read more

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  • Growth gives strength to direct Sydney- Melbourne Flight bid

    Reports that consistent growth in Mackay Airport passenger numbers adds strength to regions push for direct Sydney and Melbourne flights. Particularly after the removal of these direct routes by various airlines over the region’s coal industry decline. The statistics have reached a 6month high after substantial growth month by month during … Read more

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  • Resort redevelopment to revitalise tourism on Lindeman Island

    JOINT STATEMENT Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning The Honourable Cameron Dick Minister for Innovation and Tourism Industry Development and Minister for the Commonwealth Games The Honourable Kate Jones A $583 million redevelopment of the Lindeman Island resort has been given the green light after the approval … Read more

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  • Explorers seek next-gen Bowen Basin coal

    Minister for Natural Resources, Mines and Energy The Honourable Dr Anthony Lynham Two Australian exploration companies – Metroof Minerals and Sojitz Coal – have been named as preferred tenders to unlock the next round of coal reserves in Queensland’s Bowen Basin coal country. The two explorers have exploration rights to … Read more

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  • How Mackay’s big four will spend $12million

    Member for Dawson George Christensen was credited with the idea that became the Regional Jobs and Investment Package during the 2016 election. That program was established to bolster local economies and create more jobs, something the four recipients said would happen with their projects. Related Items D&T Hardchrome – … Read more

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  • Super Boxers – Contract brief win for our Region!

    Hundreds of new jobs and numerous business opportunities will be created in Queensland with the Liberal National Government’s announcement of Rheinmetall as the selected supplier for the Combat Reconnaissance Vehicle project worth over $5 billion in acquisition. More than $1.8 billion will be spent in Queensland on the project creating … Read more

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