ecoMackay

Council Programs

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Bluewater Ecofest

Mackay Regional Council is combining the River 2 Reef and the Ecomackay Expo and creating a new festival the Bluewater Ecofest. The new festival will occur on Saturday 5 October, running from 8am - 3pm along the Bluewater Trail from Canelands to Bluewater Quay.

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Premier's Sustainability Award

Mackay Regional Council awarded as a finalist in the Minister’s Award for Leadership category of the Premier's Sustainability Awards 2013

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Mackay region carpool

The Mackay Carpool is a free, online service for anyone who wants to save money, meet new people and reduce their carbon footprint while travelling to work or study.

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The Bluewater Trail

The Bluewater Trail is a shared pedestrian and bicycle pathway around the city, directly linking local recreational facilities - Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens, Sandfly Creek Environmental Walk, Catherine Freeman Walk, the free three-tiered Bluewater Lagoon swimming facility, Bluewater Quay and Iluka Park All Abilities Playground.

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Natural Environment Levy

The Natural Environment Levy was introduced by council to fund environmental projects across the Mackay area.

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Mackay Coastal Project

The Mackay Coastal Project, is a partnership between council and Reef Catchments, which aims to maintain and restore the environmental values of Mackay beaches, while allowing for appropriate recreational access and use.

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How recyclables are sorted

How recyclables are sorted at the Materials Recovery Facility in Mackay?

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Sustainability Champion Awards

The Sustainability Champions Awards were created to enable the Sustainable Futures Advisory Committee to extend their appreciation to staff that are fostering a culture of sustainability in our organisation and staying committed to achieving a sustainable future.

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ecomackay Expo

The inaugural ecomackay Expo was held on August 12 and proved to show how important and popular sustainable living is for our community.

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Driving towards a greener future

Mackay Regional Council is continuing its push towards “green energy” by making it compulsory for all unleaded council vehicles to use an ethanol blend when refueling and phasing out all six cylinder vehicles, where operational requirements allow, in favour of four cylinder vehicles.

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Mackay Water Recycling Facility

The Mackay Water Recycling Project (MWRP) is one of the largest reuse schemes in regional Australia and is a win-win for growers and the community with about 90 per cent of the city’s effluent being recycled into Class A water for irrigation purposes. It was a collaboratively funded project between council, Queensland Government and Australian Government.

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DIY Carbon Warrior kits Available

Borrow a DIY Carbon Warrior kit from the Library and learn practical tips and tools to help switch on your energy sense at home, saving you hundreds of dollars.

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Guide to sustainable homes

A great majority of Australians live in homes that work against the climate, rather than with it. These homes are energy inefficient, too cold or too hot and comparatively expensive to run.

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Reef Guardian Council

Following the success of the Reef Guardian Schools program, the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority has developed the Reef Guardian Council program.

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