Eimeo Beach in Mackay’s Northern Beaches is a sought-after destination for visitors, and families. Picture: Rae Wilson
Eimeo Beach in Mackay’s Northern Beaches is a sought-after destination for visitors, and families. Picture: Rae Wilson

My Town to discover what makes Northern Beaches tick

MACKAY’S Northern Beaches community offers that perfect mix of lifestyle with ease of access to all of life’s essentials.

It’s expansive area covers some of the most picturesque coastline and ease of access to what makes Mackay living so great.

It is also a much sought-after district for families with strong community ties a common thread throughout each suburb.

That’s why the Daily Mercury’s My Town initiative, together with Mackay Regional Council, will next week meet with residents to find out what makes the Northern Beaches such a great place to live.

My Town is about telling the stories of Mackay and surrounds that matter to you.
My Town is about telling the stories of Mackay and surrounds that matter to you.

Reporter Zizi Averill will join Councillor Michelle Green at the Eimeo Pacific Hotel from 10.30am to noon on Tuesday, September 22, as part of the My Town series.

The aim of the series is to give residents a chance to share what makes their area great – the people, the businesses and those who work behind the scenes and away from the spotlight.

More from My Town:

The hidden history of proud, culturally-rich Habana

Habana residents vent anger over subdivision stifling

Habana charm inspires city dweller’s tree-change

And what better location than the iconic pub with its enviable views out across the ocean.

Zizi is keen to hear your stories so get in touch on email at zizi.averill@news.com.au or drop her a line on 0447 384 105.

Daily Mercury Journalist Zizi Averill. Picture: Tony Martin
Daily Mercury Journalist Zizi Averill. Picture: Tony Martin

My Town relaunched earlier this month with Heidi Petith in Habana, joined by Cr Laurence Bonaventura and Mackay Mayor Greg Williamson.

You can catch up on her stories, and others, by following the My Town tag on the Daily Mercury website.

In October, My Town will head to Eton where Heidi will be keen to hear from locals to find out what makes that area tick.

If you have a destination in mind, or a suggestion where My Town should set up, drop me an email at news@dailymercury.com.au

Michelle Green
Michelle Green

Mackay Councillor Michelle Green:

As a first-term councillor on Mackay Regional Council, I’m looking forward to catching up with Northern Beaches residents at Tuesday’s Daily Mercury My Town visit.

I have a strong affinity with the Northern Beaches, having grown up here and again calling it home after my husband and I recently returned from the Upper Hunter Valley to raise our children.

The Northern Beaches are the fastest growing suburbs in our region, with our community growth profiles forecasting an additional 10,673 residents, or a growth of 53.6 per cent, by 2036. Many of those new residents will be working families with children, as well as empty nesters and retirees.

Many recent projects, ranging from the Blacks Beach fitness stairs to Camilleri Street Park, have focused on liveability and active lifestyles.

We’re currently working on planning for a new Northern Beaches Community Hub after recently buying 3.7 hectares at Rural View between Eimeo Road and Rosewood Drive.

Our 2020-21 budget includes more than $2.5 million for capital works construction projects in the Northern Beaches.

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