Mackay residents can expect night works to commence on the Peak Downs Highway.

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Mackay residents can expect night works to commence on the Peak Downs Highway.

Mackay residents can expect night works to commence on the Peak Downs Highway. The Department of Main Roads advises works on the Mackay Ring Road will lead to changed traffic conditions on the Highway between Horse and Jockey Road and Peri Road. They will kick off Monday and run until Wednesday weather permitting. Traffic will be cut to a single lane overnight with temporary traffic lights in place.

 

Race horse owners are striking for more prize money at Mackay meets. The Throughbred Breeder Queensland Association behind the move... and wanting to see the State Government reinvest it into Prizemoney. The Point of Consumption tax instead seeing the cash going to infrastructure. President Basil Nolan says this action won’t come as a surprise to the Government.

Towns within the Mackay region are preparing for scorching heat this weekend. The Bureau predicting some towns could even reach into the low 40s. Director of Clinical Quality and Patient Safety Tony Hucker warns the weekend's heatwave could be dangerous.

Lauren Bella is Sarina's first ever top eight footballer. The Ruck selected in the AFL Women's League Draft earlier this week. She was expected to be one of BRISBANE'S first picks at ninth or twenty second overall but they swooped in the fourth round at pick forty five. The eighteen year old had been playing for Bakers Creek Tigers.

 

There's a come and try day for any Mackay locals wanting to get into Outrigging. The Malunuka Outriggers organising the event at the Mackay MARINA BEACH. Anyone wanting to have go will just need to bring a water bottle, towel and sense of fun... it kicks off from 1 PM tomorrow

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