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Property Redevelopment Project (2011)

Mackay Baptist Church has recently completed a significant property redevelopment project. This project saw the clearing of all existing buildings at our current site on the corner of Shakespeare and Brisbane Streets with a new, purpose-built facility constructed. The new facility has a modern, worship-focused assembly with seating for 312, dedicated spaces for Sunday School and teaching programs, fellowship space, crèche, cry room, meeting and office spaces.

After member's approval in 2009, the church finalized plans and commenced construction of the building in May, 2011. During the period of construction, the church was able to lease premises in the former Parkside Timber and Hardware building on Bridge Road for a period of 20 months.

The new building was completed by Christmas that year with the first service held in the building on 1 January, 2012. An official opening ceremony was held on the building on 21 April, 2012 in a service attended by former pastors Ps. Jeff Grant and Rev. Alan Gordon, as well as Queensland Baptists Regional Consultants, Rev. Steve Twible and Rev. Col Peaker. Government representatives were also in attendance, including Cr Deirdre Comerford (Mackay Regional Council), Tim Mulherin MP (State Member for Mackay) and George Christiensen MP (Federal Member for Dawson).

Past Resources:

Though the building project has concluded, a number of resources were created to assist the church in articulating its vision to church members and to maintain strong communication during this time. Though some of these resources may now be out of date, but have been provided below for reference purposes and may be of use to other churches contemplating property redevelopment project.

Property Partnership Prospectus:

After the original buildings had been removed and construction commenced, this prospectus document was prepared to help explain the purpose and approach of the project to members and friends of the church:   MBC Property Prospectus (v1.0)

Progress Video (July 2011):

Communication Updates:

The following updates commence in 2008 and chronicle the progress of the project, the challenges that were faced and the power and provision of God. File are in Adobe Reader format.