News Headlines For Mackay & The Whitsundays, 21st May 2018

Here is the latest from the region.

News Headlines For Mackay & The Whitsundays, 21st May 2018

One person extracted from their car following a serious car crash in Rural View. Two Ambulances and two Fire crews arriving at the scene around 7pm on Saturday night. Four people transferred to Mackay Base Hospital in stable conditions

A locked car with windows down isn't a safe bet. Bank and ID Cards, a passport, and wallet stolen from a car left unattended in Mackay last week. Police reminding drivers to locks cars and make sure windows are closed when not with their vehicles

The Mackay council has laid out its top priorities ahead of the State Governments visit to the region. The Premier announcing that they'll be governing from Mackay and the Whitsundays this week. Among some of the priorities include the waterfront development, ring road, support for tertiary education and a cruise ship port. Mayor Greg Williamson says this sets out a clear direction for the Mackay region

 

Farmers along with AGFORCE will today gather outside the MECC as The Premier rolls into town to talk about governing in the regions. They're staging a protest about the new vegetation laws. Central Queensland President, John Baker, says they're wanting the Government to listen to them.

 

LOCAL SPORT

 

The Mackay Meteors are still looking down on the rest of the QBL ladder after a win and loss in their double header on the weekend. Our side losing on the road to Rockhampton on Friday night, falling 84 to 79 for their first loss of the season. However the boys were able to back that up on Saturday night with a good win against Gladstone.. beating Power 110-94. Despite the loss our side still sit top of the QBL ladder

WEATHER

Mostly sunny. Slight chance of showers near the coast in the morning. Winds S/SE 15 to 25 km/h becoming light in the late afternoon. Daytime maximum temperatures 23 to 28.

Missed Jay & Dave this morning? CatchUp here 

 

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