Local News Headlines Mackay & The Whitsundays, 8th of May, 2018

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Local News Headlines Mackay & The Whitsundays, 8th of May, 2018

FINGERS are crossed that Stage two of the Ring Road Project in MACKAY receives funding. It's as the Federal Government prepares to release the 20-18 Budget. Mackay Mayor Greg Williamson says they hope to see funding go towards continuing the Ring Road project.

It's that time of year again where we need to be mindful of whales in our waters.Thousands of humpback whales will soon make the journey past the Mackay Whitsundays coastline as part of their annual migration. VMR Whitsunday president Mal Priday is echoing calls for boaties to stay vigilant open the water after sighting 40 whales in mere days.


Whitsunday's operators are being asked to come forward for the 20-18 Queensland Tourism Awards. Hosted by the Queensland Tourism Industry Council last years awards saw the Whitsundays take out 14 awards including six gold. This year businesses can enter 28 award categories in a bid to put our region on show. 

Mackay is experiencing increasing demand. The latest realestate.com property outlook report revealing Mackay's prices have risen by 10 per cent  with demand levels still rising. With jobs growth a key driver seeing as unemployment is at its lowest since 20-14



A gold and silver medal haul for two brothers in Mackay. 11 year old Jaxon Sawyer stepping out for the under 13 boys section on Saturday winning Gold. While older brother Jhet walked away with a silver in the men's doubles despite playing against men much older than him


Whitsundays brothers claim gold and P-Bs at the North Queensland Games. 17 year old Jayden Lane and 15 year old Cooper defying gravity to jump 193cm and 175cm respectively. The boys now looking ahead to take on the Queensland All Schools competition in Brisbane in October.