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Mackay locals invited to have their say on how COVID has impacted them

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One-third of Mackay residents reported their employment had taken a hit, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this time last year.

That was the result from a previous Mackay Regional Council survey, aimed at recording how the pandemic affected the community.

Now, a new survey has been launched looking to compare how the region has recovered.

Mackay Mayor Greg Williamson says some industries are still struggling, but other sectors have been fortunate.

“Our big employers, such as the mining and mining support industries and sugar, have kept rolling on.

“Hopefully, this new survey will show improvement in negative COVID impacts and residents’ thoughts on the future," Mr Williamson says.

Mr Williamson says the information will allow Council to keep track of how locals are fairing, 12 months on.

"We know that COVID is going to be around for a long time, so this is just another tool in our armoury about how we can actually, as a council, do what we can to support our community," he says.

Residents will be contacted via mobile phones and landlines to conduct the survey.

Additionally, locals can also have their say online by visiting https://www.mackay.qld.gov.au/about_council/your_council/covid_survey_to_check_pulse_of_mackay_community_12_months_on.