Mackay man Erran Braddick is coming home. A LifeFlight Ambulance set out for Bali yesterday to collect the seriously injured tourist who crashed his motorcycle last week. He was assessed and picked up by crew members last night and is due to be flown to Brisbane this morning. Mr. Braddick’s sister, Danielle, told the Daily Mercury the insurance company will be footing the bill, taking a massive load off the family.
Four months on and the recovery plan to support Central Queensland communities recover from the bushfires has finally been released. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the plan mapped the road ahead to ensure a more coordinated approach to recovery. In this event a massive seven hundred hectares of sugarcane crop and forty hectares of bananas were destroyed. You can access the Central Queensland Bushfires Recovery Plan 2018-2021 online at: https://www.qra.qld.gov.au/our-work-recovery/state-recovery-plans
Mackay Regional Council is asking us to rethink what we are doing with our green waste. They’ve noticed an increase in green waste being carelessly dumped around the region. A release recently showed that green waste, as a percentage of the total waste type found dumped in 2018 was almost equal to household waste at thirty two per cent compared to thirty three.
Mackay men are being lifted out of the shadows this week. A Blokes Breakky is being hosted for men and women who want to know how to support their mates through depression. The event will host a panel with speakers including former Carlton player Jake Edwards and our Mackay Mayor. To get your tickets head to the Run for Mi Life webpage. Founder Jo Shanks says it's important to reach out when you need help, if you or someone you know needs help call Lifeline on 13 11 14