News Headlines for Mackay & the Whitsundays, Wednesday 11th April 2018

Here is the latest from the region.

News Headlines for Mackay & the Whitsundays, Wednesday 11th April 2018

 

It should be smooth sailing on the Bruce Highway North of Mackay. The State Government yesterday releasing the design of the Northern Access Upgrade Project Stage 1, worth $80M. Its aiming to improve safety and traffic flows on the busy section of road. There'll be an increase of 4 lanes to 6 from the Ron Camm Bridge to the Mackay-Bucasia Road intersection ..

Paget is fast becoming one of the most sought after assets for industrial property investors. It's thanks to a strong mix of mining and agriculture across the region. One multimillion dollar trust has been launched, with a total of $12M to spend which Trilogy plans to purchase two properties in the area

After the Comedy Festival in Melbourne, one of the performers will be heading north for a show in Mackay. Jimeoin will be performing his show "The Ridiculous" at the Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre on the 29th of April. The Comedian says his show is all about personal reflection and connecting with the audience. 

Airlie Beach will come alive this week as 4 cruise ships come to town. The Lions Club hosting six markets over five days to help give tourists something to do while they're here. Pacific Dawn will be the first off the mark, arriving on Thursday.

A detailed analysis of Queensland Police data has revealed which police divisions within the district are capturing the most offenders

How many offences committed in each division in March

Bowen: 136 [31 drug related offences, 1 unlawful use of a motor vehicle]

Calen: 8 [0 drug related offences, 0 unlawful use of a motor vehicle]

Carmila: 4 [0 drug related offences, 0 unlawful use of a motor vehicle]

Clermont: 12 [2 drug related offences, 0 unlawful use of a motor vehicle]

Collinsville: 7 [2 drug related offences, 0 unlawful use of a motor vehicle]

Dysart: 22 [2 drug related offences, 2 unlawful use of a motor vehicle]

Eton: 15 [5 drug related offences, 1 unlawful use of a motor vehicle]

Farleigh: 17 [3 drug related offences, 1 unlawful use of a motor vehicle]

Finch Hatton: 17 [8 drug related offences, 1 unlawful use of a motor vehicle]

Glenden: 1 [0 drug related offences, 0 unlawful use of a motor vehicle]

Mackay: 803 [135 drug related offences, 25 unlawful use of a motor vehicle]

Mackay Northern Beaches: 221 [56 drug related offences, 10 unlawful use of a motor vehicle]

Marian: 9 [0 drug related offences, 1 unlawful use of a motor vehicle]

Middlemount: 5 [0 drug related offences, 0 unlawful use of a motor vehicle]

Mirani: 10 [6 drug related offences, 0 unlawful use of a motor vehicle]

Moranbah: 109 [27 drug related offences, 1 unlawful use of a motor vehicle]

Nebo: 13 [0 drug related offences, 0 unlawful use of a motor vehicle]

Proserpine: 53 [9 drug related offences, 4 unlawful use of a motor vehicle]

St Lawrence: 0 [0 drug related offences, 0 unlawful use of a motor vehicle]

Sarina: 122 [22 drug related offences, 9 unlawful use of a motor vehicle]

Walkerston: 21 [0 drug related offences, 1 unlawful use of a motor vehicle]

Whitsunday: 159 [32 drug related offences, 3 unlawful use of a motor vehicle]

LOCAL SPORT

The Mackay Cutters will be hoping to inspire some young players, when the Q CUP heads to Bowen in July. Round 19 of the comp is ‘Get in the Game’ Country Week will be against the Sunshine Coast Falcons. Its hoped the clash will bring some extra money into that region and get kids in the region interested and active.

WEATHER

Partly cloudy. Medium chance of showers developing near the coast in the afternoon and evening, slight chance elsewhere. Winds SE 15 to 25 km/h turning E 20 to 30 km/h in the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 17 and 21 with daytime temperatures reaching 26 to 31. 

Missed Jay and Dave on Tuesday, CatchUp Here

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