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Mackay Regional Council

Jan 11, 2021
Clean TeQ to manage $2m water plant upgrade

Clean TeQ to manage $2m water plant upgrade

Clean TeQ has won a contract valued at more than $2 million to upgrade a bore water treatment plant at Koumala, near Mackay. Clean TeQ will design, supply, and install an ion exchange treatment plant plus a package gas chlorination system to remove hardness and lower the salinity of an existing bore water supply. The project, for Mackay Regional Council, is intended to reduce the scaling of...

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Nov 05, 2020
Council gets the ball rolling on community hub

Council gets the ball rolling on community hub

Mackay Regional Council is seeking community input during the planning and design of a $25-$30 million Northern Beaches Community Hub. The council has purchased a 3.7ha site between Rosewood Drive and Eimeo Rd, opposite Northern Beaches High School, for the signature project. A concept master plan has also been prepared to help guide staged development of the site. As part of the next st...

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Oct 14, 2020
Council shortlists ‘top-notch’ waterfront submissions

Council shortlists ‘top-notch’ waterfront submissions

A 4.5-star corporate hotel and luxury residential properties are among the proposals spurred by a Mackay Waterfront Expression of Interest (EOI) tender. Mackay Regional Council received seven submissions and has shortlisted two companies to proceed to the next stage of consultation. They include Brisbane-based Sentinel Group Holding and local consortium ReNew Mackay. Mayor Greg Williams...

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Sep 02, 2020
Project proves glass shines as road material

Project proves glass shines as road material

A trial project which saw recycled glass bottles and jars from Mackay households used in road rehabilitation has been hailed a success. Mackay Regional Council supplied 320 tonnes of crushed glass from its materials recovery facility. This was mixed with gravel to regrade and top up the 1.3km of road from the Peak Downs Highway to the Hogan’s Pocket landfill site. Mayor Greg Williamson...

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Jun 24, 2020
Mackay infrastructure focus in COVID-19 recovery

Mackay infrastructure focus in COVID-19 recovery

Mackay Regional Council will pump more than $100 million into capital works projects in the coming financial year. Mayor Greg Williamson said spending on infrastructure and initiatives like the Invest Mackay Events and Conference Attraction program would help stimulate the economy during the COVID-19 recovery. The 2020-2021 budget includes $7.6 million to progress signature projects – the...

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Jun 10, 2020
Council tests the market on waterfront development

Council tests the market on waterfront development

Mackay Regional Council is taking the city’s waterfront revamp to the next level with a call for Expressions of Interest (EOI) for development projects on six freehold sites. The projects within the Mackay Waterfront Priority Development Area (PDA) should support CBD revitalisation and proposed public realm upgrades nearby. Mayor Greg Williamson said calling for expressions of interes...

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Mar 27, 2020
Mackay business support measures revealed

Mackay business support measures revealed

Mackay Regional Council has detailed stage one of business support measures to help assist those impacted by the escalating COVID-19 crisis. It says it will bring forward maintenance and capital projects and initiatives from 2020-2021 to the next three months to increase local employment and contract opportunities. The measures also include waiving a raft of fees for 2020-2021 and a focus ...

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Feb 24, 2020
International honours for Mackay region water

International honours for Mackay region water

Water from the Mackay region has claimed a silver medal at international tasting titles over the weekend. The water from the Marian treatment plant received just one vote less than the top drop at the 30th annual Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting in West Virginia yesterday. Named Ixom Best Tasting Water in Australia last year, the Marian mouthful was competing against waters f...

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Jan 22, 2020
Mackay applies waste glass to road repairs

Mackay applies waste glass to road repairs

Mackay Regional Council is trialing the use of glass from residents’ recycling bins for road rehabilitation work. About 320 tonnes of crushed glass from the council’s Materials Recovery Facility has been mixed with gravel. That recycled product has been used to regrade and top up the road from the Peak Downs Highway to the Hogan’s Pocket Landfill site. Cr Karen May said this is the...

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