Local News for Tuesday October 24, 2017

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Local News for Tuesday October 24, 2017

The Mackay-Eungulla road was closed for hours yesterday afternoon after a 32 year old man crashed his motorbike leaving him with significant leg and shoulder injuries. He was transported to Mackay Base hospital just after 2pm.


Police are appealing for public assistance as they piece together what happened to a 44 year old man they found deceased in his Nissan X Trail yesterday in Proserpine. Police were called to Lethebrook Creek on the Bruce Highway- where the car was submerged. The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating. Anyone with information should call Policelink

The Insurance Council of Australia and its companies will be asked to travel to the Whitsundays to explain their poor treatment of residents still struggling to finalise fair repair deals in the wake of Cyclone Debbie. Dawson MP George Christensen making the call to action in Parliament.

There's a fresh approach to the Mackay business scene- with the chamber of commerce announcing a new board. President Heather Woods says that she believes that the community's involvement is something that will peak in the next 12 months.


AND....Hamilton Island has been voted as our top spot for getting married according to Queensland Births, Deaths and Marriages records



The Under 17s youth girls AFL state championships were held on the weekend in Brisbane. A total of 8 girls from Mackay participated in the comp hoping to gain selection in the Gold Coast Suns academy. Local Game Development Manager Dan Cordwell says that all of the girls deserve to be selected.

The Capricornia girls cricket team will travel to Toowoomba this week for the 13 to 15 year old championships- a Mackay team of four representing the region.