Connecting Mackay

Welcome to Connecting Mackay, Mackay Regional Council's dedicated community engagement website. Through the online discussion forums, surveys and other feedback tools you can quickly and easily contribute your ideas, opinions and comments on key issues and projects.

If you are interested in shaping the future of your community, get on board and CONNECT! Help us continue to make the Mackay region "Prosperous, Sustainable and Vibrant".

Welcome to Connecting Mackay, Mackay Regional Council's dedicated community engagement website. Through the online discussion forums, surveys and other feedback tools you can quickly and easily contribute your ideas, opinions and comments on key issues and projects.

If you are interested in shaping the future of your community, get on board and CONNECT! Help us continue to make the Mackay region "Prosperous, Sustainable and Vibrant".

Latest News

  • VOTE TODAY!! Playground equipment for Royal Sands Park Playground upgrade!

    29 days ago
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    Council will be upgrading the playground at Royal Sands Park, Bucasia and we need your help to choose equipment that will make it a fun and enjoyable space for children and young teens.

    We will be refurbishing the existing play equipment to provide a colorful and exciting play area. This includes replacement of some old items and installation of new spring toys for the little ones.

    To provide protection from our summer sun we will be installing a solid roof structure over the playground area and a matching small, covered table and chairs.

    We've... Continue reading


    Council will be upgrading the playground at Royal Sands Park, Bucasia and we need your help to choose equipment that will make it a fun and enjoyable space for children and young teens.

    We will be refurbishing the existing play equipment to provide a colorful and exciting play area. This includes replacement of some old items and installation of new spring toys for the little ones.

    To provide protection from our summer sun we will be installing a solid roof structure over the playground area and a matching small, covered table and chairs.

    We've got funding for a new piece of equipment for local teenagers, either a large climbing net or a half court. We need your help to decide on which option is best for your local park. Cast your vote today!


  • Re-imagine Lambert's Beach Lookout!

    about 1 month ago
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    Mackay Regional Council is currently planning the upgrade of the Lambert’s Beach Lookout to create a purpose-built Whale Watching area.

    The project, which is co-funded by the Department of Transport and Main Roads and Mackay Regional Council will reclaim the seaward side of the existing vehicle turnaround area, and convert the existing semicircular apron to a dedicated pedestrian-only environment from which visitors can enjoy the stunning panoramic views in comfort and safety.

    Mackay Regional Council is currently planning the upgrade of the Lambert’s Beach Lookout to create a purpose-built Whale Watching area.

    The project, which is co-funded by the Department of Transport and Main Roads and Mackay Regional Council will reclaim the seaward side of the existing vehicle turnaround area, and convert the existing semicircular apron to a dedicated pedestrian-only environment from which visitors can enjoy the stunning panoramic views in comfort and safety.

  • Reconstruction of Vincent Street, South Mackay

    3 months ago
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    Streets are more than just a means to get somewhere, they are places with distinct identities that contribute to creating quality communities. As such, Mackay Regional Council is pleased to advise that it will reconstruct Vincent Street, South Mackay, with design commencing early in the 2016/2017 financial year.

    Vincent Street will be brought up to meet the current standards; with improvements including installation of an underground stormwater system, asphalted road surface and kerb and channel.



    Streets are more than just a means to get somewhere, they are places with distinct identities that contribute to creating quality communities. As such, Mackay Regional Council is pleased to advise that it will reconstruct Vincent Street, South Mackay, with design commencing early in the 2016/2017 financial year.

    Vincent Street will be brought up to meet the current standards; with improvements including installation of an underground stormwater system, asphalted road surface and kerb and channel.



  • Accessible Communities Action Plan

    3 months ago
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    Mackay Regional Council is developing an Accessible Communities Action Plan. The Council has a strong legacy in advocating for people with a disability and in disability planning, programs and services. The Accessible Communities Action Plan will build upon Council’s achievements and leading edge work in this area.

    Focusing on ‘accessibility’ for the whole community, the scope of the plan encompasses not only people with permanent or temporary disabilities but also people with mobility and accessibility concerns; such as older persons and parents with prams. Taking on this wider view of accessibility will ensure that... Continue reading

    Mackay Regional Council is developing an Accessible Communities Action Plan. The Council has a strong legacy in advocating for people with a disability and in disability planning, programs and services. The Accessible Communities Action Plan will build upon Council’s achievements and leading edge work in this area.

    Focusing on ‘accessibility’ for the whole community, the scope of the plan encompasses not only people with permanent or temporary disabilities but also people with mobility and accessibility concerns; such as older persons and parents with prams. Taking on this wider view of accessibility will ensure that we plan for the whole community, however, the specific needs of people with disabilities will remain a core focus of the plan.


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  • Creating a Green Space at Paget

    4 months ago
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    This consultation has now closed. Thank you for your feedback.

    Council is proposing to upgrade Mulherin Park in Paget on the corner of Boundary Road East and Connors Road. A particular focus will be providing a green space with recreation opportunities for people working in the industrial precinct.

    The staged project aims to provide local workers and visitors with a respite area and enhance the environmental quality and visual amenity at Paget. Have your say and share your ideas! Consultation closes on Friday, 6 May 2016.




    This consultation has now closed. Thank you for your feedback.

    Council is proposing to upgrade Mulherin Park in Paget on the corner of Boundary Road East and Connors Road. A particular focus will be providing a green space with recreation opportunities for people working in the industrial precinct.

    The staged project aims to provide local workers and visitors with a respite area and enhance the environmental quality and visual amenity at Paget. Have your say and share your ideas! Consultation closes on Friday, 6 May 2016.




  • Re-imagine Bundesen Street Reserve

    7 months ago
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    This consultation has now closed. Thank you for your feedback.

    Mackay Regional Council is undertaking planning for a proposed upgrade of Bundesen Street Reserve to a local park, with a particular focus on greening the area to provide some much-needed shade. You have the opportunity to get involved in planning for this project!

    This consultation has now closed. Thank you for your feedback.

    Mackay Regional Council is undertaking planning for a proposed upgrade of Bundesen Street Reserve to a local park, with a particular focus on greening the area to provide some much-needed shade. You have the opportunity to get involved in planning for this project!

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  • Help the arts SOAR into the future

    5 months ago
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    We are currently developing an Arts and Cultural Plan to set out the goals and vision for our region to span the years 2016-2020. Your ideas and feedback are essential to this process and will be gathered online as well as through a series of public brainstorming sessions.

    We need your input and ideas to ensure the Arts and Cultural Plan 2016-2020 delivers meaningful and relevant strategies and actions to see arts and culture in Mackay SOAR!


    We are currently developing an Arts and Cultural Plan to set out the goals and vision for our region to span the years 2016-2020. Your ideas and feedback are essential to this process and will be gathered online as well as through a series of public brainstorming sessions.

    We need your input and ideas to ensure the Arts and Cultural Plan 2016-2020 delivers meaningful and relevant strategies and actions to see arts and culture in Mackay SOAR!


  • Community makes its mark on Fairmeadow Drive Park

    5 months ago
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    In 2015, we consulted the community about enhancing Fairmeadow Drive Park to meet the community's needs now and into the future. We asked what you liked and disliked about the site, how regularly you used the park, whether you would like to see more trees and shrubs planted and what else you thought could be improved.

    Taking into account the community's views we have now prepared a design plan and construction of enhancements is expected before June 2016.


    In 2015, we consulted the community about enhancing Fairmeadow Drive Park to meet the community's needs now and into the future. We asked what you liked and disliked about the site, how regularly you used the park, whether you would like to see more trees and shrubs planted and what else you thought could be improved.

    Taking into account the community's views we have now prepared a design plan and construction of enhancements is expected before June 2016.


  • Enhancing Ron Anderson Park

    5 months ago
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    In late 2015, we consulted the community about enhancing Ron Anderson park to meet the community's needs now and into the future. We asked what you liked and disliked about the site, how regularly you used the park, whether you would like to see more trees and shrubs planted and what else you thought could be improved.

    Taking into account the community's views we have now prepared a design plan and construction of enhancements commenced in late March.

    In late 2015, we consulted the community about enhancing Ron Anderson park to meet the community's needs now and into the future. We asked what you liked and disliked about the site, how regularly you used the park, whether you would like to see more trees and shrubs planted and what else you thought could be improved.

    Taking into account the community's views we have now prepared a design plan and construction of enhancements commenced in late March.
  • Designing the new McCreadys Creek South Regional Wetlands

    6 months ago
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    This consultation has now closed. Thank you to everyone who participated, you feedback is valuable and will inform the next stage of design.

    Planning is underway to transform the old cane paddock across from Masters to its former glory and create a regional wetlands as part of a design being developed by Mackay Regional Council.

    Get involved and let us know what you want to see and do in the new wetlands!




    This consultation has now closed. Thank you to everyone who participated, you feedback is valuable and will inform the next stage of design.

    Planning is underway to transform the old cane paddock across from Masters to its former glory and create a regional wetlands as part of a design being developed by Mackay Regional Council.

    Get involved and let us know what you want to see and do in the new wetlands!