Local News Headlines, 8th June 2017

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Local News Headlines, 8th June 2017

A workers village will be one of the first projects to be built for the Carmichael mine project -- South west of Mackay. Adani says once the Native title matter is resolved work will start on a 1500 bed village access roads and air strip. Mackay’s named the project's major operational and maintenance hub.

More international visitors are putting The Mackay and Whitsunday Region on their Australian holiday bucket list. The latest International Visitor Survey for the year ending in March we've seen 48 thousand international visitors come through Mackay and 243,000 to the Whitsundays. Visitors from overseas spent a record $214.9 million in the Whitsundays.

A 55 year old heavy vehicle operator is due to appear in the Mackay Magistrates Court next month for drug driving. Police stopping him on the Peak Downs Highway on Tuesday as part of operation 'The Quack'.

The heaters are coming back out across Mackay with temps dropping to. While QFES Central Zone Commander Col May says it’s no time to be complacent about fire. Firies attending 33 residential structure fire incidents across the central region in winter last year.

 The 30 million Bowen Basin Regional Jobs and Investment Package funding round is open. We can learn all about it at information sessions in Mackay and Airlie Beach today. Dawson MP George Christensen says there are three streams of funding available.

 LOCAL SPORT

It's a home game for our Meteors and Meteorettes this weekend when they take on the Brisbane Spartans. The Meteors are currently sitting second on the QBL ladder.

Mackay’s Brothers Bulldogs Under 8s will see a small slice of fame next week when they appear on the NRL Footy Show. The side will feature in Darryl “Big Marn” Brohman’s segment, Small Talk.

WEATHER

Sunny. Winds southeast to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h tending east to southeasterly 20 to 25 km/h in the middle of the day then becoming light in the evening.

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