Mackay has experienced movement in the rental property market. Current vacancy rates have dropped to 1.7% in the December quarter from 0.9% in September. Speaking with The Daily Mercury, Explore Property Mackay Sarah Pietzner said. "Owners are receiving multiple applications for properties and are now afforded the opportunity to choose which tenant they are going to go with, based on rental history and income affordability". Current price for a three-bedroom house in Mackay sits at around $335.
A local snake catcher has made comments on the bizarre movement of a snake from Mackay to the UK in a woman’s show. The tipoff being, to make sure you shake your shoes out. Mackay region’s snake handlers have come out to remind us if we leave our shoes outside you need to give them a good shake before putting them on to avoid any nasty surprises. There are fears locals and tourists haven’t been taught how to properly interact with the slippery creatures.
A North Mackay local has lost thousands of dollars after their phone was ported. Their phone showing SOS only and when they started looking into it with their telephone provider they found it had been ported. Thieves accessed their online bank accounts earlier this month and allegedly made two significant purchases. Mackay Police are now warning us to be wary of the scam.
Anticipation is building for the NRL trial match to be held in Mackay this weekend. The Cowboys and Storm sides are set to go head to head at BB Print Stadium on Saturday. Our Mackay Cutters are also set to hit the field in a Curtin raiser clash. Cutters CEO, Mauria Fatnowna says the boys are keen to get out there.