Local News Headlines Mackay & The Whitsundays, 14th of June, 2018

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13 June 2018

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The Crush is starting today at Wilmar's Plane Creek Mill. After a bumpy start with multiple delays WILMAR's PAUL GIORDANI says they're looking forward to improvements in most areas Council fees and charges are set to increase by two percent. They're adopting a new schedule which comes into effect on July 1. Mayor Greg Williamson has said the increase is in line with CPI. Meanwhile fees to Sarina, Mackay and Pioneer Valley Museum have been canned to generate more interest in the facilities.


Industry diversification is a hot topic in MACKAY. The Mayor and Deputy have recently returned from a bio conference in the U-S where they have been discussing branching into bio-pharmaceuticals. While the conversations they had are still under wraps Mayor Greg Williamson says the trip has secured forward momentum for upcoming projects.

The Ten Tenors are celebrating twenty years touring and their headed to MACKAY. Performing at the MECC tonight from 7:30 with tickets still available



The  CUTTERS are buckling down to face round fifteen of the Intrust Super Cup. The side is currently sitting last on the leaderboard looking for a win to boost them up. This Saturday they'll take on the Townsville Blackhawks who currently sit a second on the board.

Local MACKAY Squash players gain the attention of international sporting legends. Wesley Dyer was pointed out as a potential frontrunner for his age when Lisa Camilleri and Brad Hindle came to town for a three day squash clinic. Dyer has played at state and national level

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