News Headlines for Mackay & the Whitsundays, Tuesday 1st May 2018

Here is the latest from the newsroom.

News Headlines for Mackay & the Whitsundays, Tuesday 1st May 2018

 If you’ve got a spare $1M and want to own a tropical island just off Mackay, now is your chance! It’s as Temple Island goes back on the market after just 18 months since being sold previously. You can pick it up for a steal just $990,000, the cheapest rate for an island in the country.

Council will visit Pioneer Valley to catch up with residents. The Council in Community Day including a day-long agenda of briefings and meetings tomorrow. The first chance for residents to get involved will be at the Eungella Memorial Hall from 10-11. With two catch up sessions in the afternoon at Finch Hatton RSL from 2 and Gargett CWA Hall from 3:30

InvestSMART is travelling to Mackay. The automated financial advice platform presenting a series of investment forums to provide free advice on how to grow wealth. Hosted at the Clarion Hotel on Marina View tomorrow from 10am. In attendance will be InvestSMART CEO Ron Hodge, and Analysts Mitchell Sneddon and Alex Hughes

IT'S WAGYU WEEK in Mackay. There's plenty of events for locals to attend. Mayor of Mackay Regional Council Greg Williamson says this year's WAGYU WEEK is expected to be a success.

Have your say and make your mark at the Gordon White Library. For the month of May residents are invited to drop in and make magic happen on the Post-it-note art wall. Post-it notes and various art instruments will be provided if you want to get amongst the creative atmosphere

Stallholder applications are open for the 20-18 C-Q University Village Festival. Preference will be given to stallholders who align with the Festival's sustainability aims. The deadline is Friday May 18 with successful applicants contacted in June

The State Government's controversial vegetation laws are set to ignite debate in the parliament this week.


Mackays top table tennis players challenge the best in the State at the Mackay Open Table Tennis Championships. Leading players Chanung Jung and Rebekah Stanley returning to challenge their current titles. It's all on this weekend on Bridge Road

Mackay Cutters Coach Steve Sheppard is disappointed and frustrated after another defeat. The coach saying the skill level is down but the majority is mental with the team having no belief or go at the moment


Partly cloudy. Medium chance of showers along the coastal fringe, slight chance elsewhere. Winds SE 15 to 25 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 13 and 18 with daytime temperatures reaching 25 to 30. 

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