Local News Headlines Mackay & The Whitsundays, 12th of April, 2018

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Local News Headlines Mackay & The Whitsundays, 12th of April, 2018

A man charged with nearly 140 offences across an alleged 6 week long rampage --- has appeared via videolink in the MACKAY MAGISTRATES COURT yesterday. SCOTT HODGETTS charged with the theft of a car from Proserpine .. and other offences from Ayr down to Sarina. The 30 year old allegedly crashing a stolen MUSTANG in ARCHIBALD St in January when trying to avoid arrest. The Matters have been adjourned until MAY.

CALLS for MACKAY residents to check their homes are secure. With BURGULARS finding ways into homes at night. It comes after someone climbed on top of an air conditioner.. breaking into a house on Evan Street through a damaged window. It happened yesterday morning.. The tresspasser finding car keys on the couch, stealing a car parked outside.

Local MP Jason Costigan has voiced his displeasure with Minister Anthony Lynham's response to his questions about the developemnt of Hook island in the Whitsundays. The island was formerly a tourist hot spot, but has been in care taker hands for some time, before recently being leased to an unknown developer. Mr Costigan says HOOK ISLAND saw its best days two decades ago.

Those wanting to see FOUR homes in Mackay that survived the 19-18 cyclone now have the chance. The councils Character and Heritage Advisory Committee putting the free tour on on April 21. Seats are limited... you can book at mackay.queensland.gov.dot.au.

AND.. WORKS at SHUTE HARBOUR in the WHITSUNDAYS will see parking remain free for at least another year. The Council making the decision this week -- hoping to keep people visiting businesses in the area. Demolition is getting underway this week -- with damaged terminal buildings, jetties and pontoons will be removed so the Restoration works can begin.The FREE parking period should lasttil JUNE next year.


The Magpies Crusaders are continuing to increase their player training load in a bid to step up their NPL season. They missed out on playing last week thanks to weather from Ex Tropical Cyclone Iris. It's hoped their horror injury run won't continue this week as they take on the BRISBANE ROAR YOUTH.