News Headlines for Mackay & the Whitsundays, 22nd November 2017

Rosie here with the latest....

News Headlines for Mackay & the Whitsundays, 22nd November 2017

The Cost of Living scorecard -has been revealed just 3 days out from state election polling and LNP Shadow Agriculture Minister Dale Last has paid Mackay a visit to explain the impact the two major parties would have on the results. Mr Last says there’s a huge comparison is electricity- the LNP will save locals $780 dollars compared to Labor's $50.

15 witnesses have been called to give evidence at a coronial inquest at Mackay Courthouse- reliving a crash on September 25 2011. The inquest is into a Walkerston incident- killing Lardeen Glennon and her 14-year-old son Matthew. Keziah Sulliivan from 9 News Mackay has the latest.

If you'd like to have your say on the upgrade to Cammerleri Street Park, you'll have the chance. Everyone is welcome to the consultation night next Wednesday at Blacks Beach Tavern. Deputy Mayor Amanda Camm says the plans are to create an area that not only youth can enjoy but older residents and families.

A re-elected Palaszczuk  Government has committed to a much needed fencing upgrade at the Slade Point State Primary School. Member for Mackay Julieanne Gilbert says the $200,000 upgrade will include almost a 1,000 linear metres of fencing- 5 double gates and five single gates in addition to the removal of old fencing.

9 News Mackay covered Annastacia Palaszczuk's visit to Mackay yesterday

LOCAL SPORT

The Mackay Cyclones swimming squad members travelled West at the weekend for one last swim meet before the travel to Brisbane to compete in the State Championships on December 9. Cyclones' Charlie Wilmore won the age 16 years girls age champion- Adam Smit the 15 years boys.

In Hockey Mackay's Matthew Swann will play for the Kookaburras in the Men's FIH world League final in India.

WEATHER

MACKAY: Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm in the late afternoon and evening. Winds southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light before dawn then becoming east to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h in the morning.

WHITSUNDAYS: Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers, most likely in the late morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm in the late morning and afternoon. Winds southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h turning easterly 15 to 25 km/h in the morning.

ON THE WATERS:  Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore early in the morning and again in the late evening. Seas Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore. Swell East to southeasterly around 1 metre offshore.

UV Index - Sun protection recommended from 7:50 am to 3:40 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 13 [Extreme]

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