My Town meets you half way between Calen and Kuttabul
KUTTABUL and Calen are two towns synonymous with sugar cane country.
But looking closer, the residents are also fiercely proud of their footy, pubs, strawberry picking, horses at the Anzac Parade, the annual Wintermoon Festival and more.
It’s why My Town is taking a pit stop at Zarby’s Cafe to meet the local characters and learn more about what is happening in their patch.
The Daily Mercury and Mackay Regional Council initiative wants to uncover your stories and bring them to the wider region.
Reporter Heidi Petith and Councillor Pauline Townsend will be at Zarby’s Cafe along the Bruce Highway at Mt Ossa on Tuesday, October 20, from 11am to 1pm to meet with locals.
It is your chance to celebrate community champions, profile a new business, tell your story or just come down for a chat.
And we at the Daily Mercury want to hear from you.
Email Heidi on email@example.com or phone 4957 0316 to share your story.
And if you can’t make it to Zarby’s Cafe on the day but still want to get in touch, drop Heidi an email.
The My Town initiative has a reporter visiting a different town or area twice a month, and since its relaunch after COVID lockdown, has visited Habana, Eimeo in the Northern Beaches and Eton.
Two weeks after Heidi visits Kuttabul and Calen, a reporter will head to the Marian area with a Mackay councillor where they will meet with residents.
If you have a location in mind where we should meet, drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Cr Pauline Townsend:
“Next week I’ll be visiting Zarby’s Café at Mount Ossa to meet with residents from Kuttabul to Calen as part of the Daily Mercury’s My Town initiative.
“I’m looking forward to catching up with as many residents as possible and discussing the important projects that are needed in this community, as well as hearing the great stories of the people and businesses who make this area such a great place to live.
“Just this month the Calen QCWA celebrated its 90th birthday. An outstanding achievement.
“The council is pleased to have provided the QCWA with a $5000 COVID Assistance Grant which has ensured this great community group has been able to continue to support its members throughout 2020.
“In terms of infrastructure projects, the council has two projects set to start in the new year.
“A new footpath will be constructed on McIntyre Street, Calen, and a new car park will be built at the Murray Creek boat ramp.
“This is a great result for locals and council is committed to improving assets like this in our regional communities.”