Local News Headlines for Wednesday August 9, 2017

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Local News Headlines for Wednesday August 9, 2017

Police are asking witnesses of a serious crash at Bakers Creek to come forward. It happened last Thursday at around a quarter past three when two utes collided at the intersection of Gorman Road. One 63 year old driver has serious injuries as a result while the other 36 year old East Mackay man allegedly fled the scene. He's since been found and charged but police are after any dashcam footage of the incident.

The Icon cancer Centre in North Mackay is ahead of schedule. It's set to open a month early with it now expected to be ready by November.

Wildlife Hamilton Island is back open after four months. It was hit hard by Cyclone Debbie with internal containment fences, walkways and safety railings all damaged. While General Manager Rob Hall says the parks now better than ever

Whitsunday students will come together today to learn how to safeguard the Great Barrier Reef's future. Fifty-four students from six local schools are taking part in the annual Future Leaders Eco Challenge as part of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority’s Reef Guardian Schools program.

Chrisair Maintenance in Mackay is one of 19 Queensland small businesses set to share in more than 185 thousand dollars in grants. It's under the Palaszczuk Government’s Accelerate Small Business Grants Program.


The Airlie Beach Triathlon is being named The Ultimate ‘race-cation’ in the Whitsundays. It's now in it's 19th year and kicks off in less than a month. Tash Wheeler from Tourism Whitsundays says the main events on the 3rd of September.

Nick Swan will be stepping up to the plate to take over the position of A-Grade Brothers Rugby League Coach next season. It comes as current coach Jayden Hodges will be returning to the field.