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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.