Mackay Regional Council has yet to comment after potential sites for the Wave Pool construction have been revealed. East Point, Town Beach and the popular Gooseponds the 3 front runners for the construction. Catherine Muscovy from the D.A.O.T. has concerns that draining the Gooseponds to construct the Wave Pool will force ducks and other wildlife to find another place to live. The Wave Pool construction has been a brain child of Mackay Region Cr Ross Gee.
A sick camper has had to cut their holiday short at Whitehaven Beach. The RACQ CQ Rescue was called to help the thirty five year old Blacks Beach woman around two yesterday morning. As she got sicker her husband hiked to Tongue Point to call triple zero. Medical crews worked for almost an hour to stabilise the woman on the beach before flying her to Mackay Base Hospital in a stable condition.
Five people, including a toddler, have been taken to Proserpine Hospital following a two car crash on the Bruce Highway. Paramedics were called to the Taylor Street intersection around 10 yesterday morning. Two women in their thirties, a teenage girl, a man in his forties and a young boy were taken to hospital in stable conditions. Police remained on scene awaiting tow trucks.
International tourism is continuing to grow in Mackay. Recent data released shows international tourists are spending more in the State then ever before with a record five point nine billion dollars dropped last year. China remains our largest international market with Chinese visitors spending more than one point four billion dollars in Queensland last year, a twenty five point four per cent increase on 2017.
It’s April Pools Day and there's a chance for Mackay locals to get equipped with the skills needed to save a life. Poolwerx and the Australian Red Cross are providing free online CPR training throughout the month! Aussie legend, Laurie Lawrence says research about our attitudes towards CPR shows while we think it's important hardly any of us know how to perform it.