Mackay & The Whitsundays Local News Headlines, 15th of September 2017

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Mackay & The Whitsundays Local News Headlines, 15th of September 2017

A 32 year old Mackay man is facing a number of charges -- allegedly linked to at least 26 property offences. Police alleged over 100,000 worth of stolen cars and property was recovered from an address. The accused is due to appear in the Mackay Magistrates Court this morning. 

Almost double the number of offenders in Mackay are breaching domestic violence orders compared to two years ago. Over 12 hundred offenders in the region breached them in 2016 and 17 according to Queensland police figures. LNP Shadow Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence Ros Bates says tougher laws need to be considered.

The 2014 Crime and Corruption Commission investigation into a recovery fund set up after Cyclone Yasi in 2011 is now public. Whitsundays councillor Mike Brunker moving a motion in a council meeting this week. It's following local MP Jason Costigan calling the setting up of the fund by council -- another example of “botched paperwork” that nearly sent council broke.

The Mackay Regional Community Legal Centre will see an extra $234,000 come its way. It'll be delivered over 2017 to 2020 -- coming from the Palaszczuk Government.

The Mackay Orchid Extravaganza is back.Orchid House at Queens Park will be transformed into a magical world for young and old this weekend. Councillor Amanda Camm says every year has a theme and this year's encaptures the beauty.

AND Upgrade work at North Street Park will start today. It means access to Goodes Lookout and a section of the park will be closed with the work set to take around 12 weeks.