Headlines for Mackay & the Whitsundays, 28th September 2017

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Headlines for Mackay & the Whitsundays, 28th September 2017

Minister for Main Roads Mark Bailey is in Mackay today to mark the commencement of work on Mackay Ring Road’s Stage One. CPB Contractors will undergo the works in three stages. It's hoped to reduce traffic demands on Nebo Road by missing 10 signed intersections on the previous route and will allow for 80 and 100 kilometre speed limits

Residents around Midge Point are experiencing discoloured water. A council spokesperson says it's happening at several locations. Council crews may still be in the area today flushing the mains and assessing other measures that need to be taken to address the issue.

The Cancer Council has launched its annual Girls night in fundraiser. It all kicks off tonight and locals are encouraged to jump online and order their own pack to host more parties. According to CCQ Regional Fundraising Coordinator Zenta Martin-Spzyt cancer rates are dropping and with more funds these numbers will continue to fall.

 

Mackay Regional Council has met with the public in an evening meeting regarding the Sarina Pool community access issue. After numerous meetings with department boards mayor Greg Williamson says we're likely to see a positive outcome in just two weeks. 

 

LOCAL SPORT

 

Mackay’s Brayden Foxley-Conolly has been presented with the PAYCE Queensland Sports Encouragement Bursaries at a council ceremony yesterday. The multiple amputee is part of Rolling Thunder, the Queensland Juniors Wheelchair Basketball Team. Local Jasmine Peters was also recognised- she's a new athletics and rugby league talent.

 

Cameron Wright will return to Mackay this weekend to ride at Rowallan Park in the Mountain Bike state championships.

WEATHER

MACKAY: The chance of fog in the early morning. Sunny afternoon. Light winds becoming northerly 15 to 20 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the late afternoon.

WHITSUNDAYS: The chance of fog in the early morning. Mostly sunny day. Light winds becoming northerly 15 to 20 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the evening

ON THE WATERS: Northerly 10 to 15 knots. Seas Below 1 metre. Swell Below 0.5 metres.

SUNRISE: 5:47 AM & SUNSET: 6:00 PM

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