Local News Headlines Mackay & The Whitsundays, 11th of April, 2018

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Local News Headlines Mackay & The Whitsundays, 11th of 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 80 million dollars. 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.

POLICE have put a dent in the DRUG scene in the MACKAY region. Stats just out showing more than 800 offences recorded in MARCH .. 200 of those were drug related. In the WHITSUNDAYs there was another 150! The arrests by police following targeted police operations -- including PAPA JERSEY getting more than 800 thousand dollars’ worth of drugs off the streets.

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 12 million 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 FOUR 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.

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.

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