Together Townsville Program Update
- Together Townsville Program Update
- Initiatives in the Spotlight
- News from our Partners and Sponsors
Inside Together Townsville
Together Townsville is currently coordinating a number of upcoming initiatives with our partners and sponsors. Some of these upcoming initiatives are
- Townsville Sports Awards held on Wednesday 15 May 2013
- Heritage Day held on Sunday 19 May 2013
- Eco Fiesta and Smart Lifestyle Expo held on Saturday 1 June and Sunday 2 June 2013; and
- McDonald’s Dance Expo held on 5 July 2013
Further information on council events can be found here.
Together Townsville welcomes feedback at all times. If you would like to comment on the Together Townsville program please contact us.
Initiatives in the Spotlight - Opportunities Available
There are a variety of initiatives available for partnership under Together Townsville, for example:
- Carols by Candlelight
- Community programs such as Townsville Women’s Expo, Seniors and Youth Activities
- Riverway Oval naming rights
Strand Ephemera - Sponsorship Opportunity
Top: Girringun Artists, Bagu with Jiman, Photo: David Lynam
Bottom: Erica Gray, Rock Anemone
Co-recipients of the Award for Artistic Excellence at Strand Ephemera 2011.
Strand Ephemera, first held in 2001, is Townsville’s biennial outdoor sculpture festival, offering a major exhibition, workshops, talks and performances. Held along the 2 kilometre Strand recreational area, it sites highly engaging and creative artworks within an idyllic landscape.
In 2013 the exhibition will run from 30 August – 8 September where there will be an additional focus on works that can be viewed at night.
There will be an array of public programs and additional elements to support the exhibition and encourage community engagement including
- free drop-in workshops for children and families (linked to exhibition and presented by artists),
- strong school engagement including a free activity booklet,
- artist talks,
- guided tours,
- a photographic competition,
- a people’s choice award, and
- a public art forum featuring keynote speaker Professor Steffen Lehmann (a German-born architect and urbanist, the Chair Professor of Sustainable Design, and Director of the Research Centre for Sustainable Design and Behaviour at the University of South Australia)
Strand Ephemera has garnered significant support from the community, gains strong media coverage, and attracts in the vicinity of 70,000 local, national and overseas visitors.
For more information on how to support this great initiative please contact Together Townsville.
News from our Partners and Sponsors
If you are a Together Townsville partner, and have some news you would like to share, please contact Together Townsville to have it included in next months update.
Queensland Police Service and Townsville City Council recently launched their partnership for the Riversafe Project. This project is proudly sponsored by Honeycombes Property Group.
The Riversafe Project aims to improve community safety to deter and prevent crime, and increase public awareness through the installation of signs and stencils. The project will primarily focus on bikeways and park lands bordering the length of the Ross River, in the area of Vickers Bridge at Rasmussen to Nathan Street at Aitkenvale.
The project aims to:
- Improve community safety
- Raise self-awareness among users of the identified area
- Encourage reporting of suspicious and anti-social activities
- Prevent users from becoming victims of crime
- Modify behaviours of potential offenders and deter criminal actions
- Expand current intelligence holdings to assist in targeted patrols and future initiatives
- Establish partnerships with key stakeholders to reduce and prevent crime in the targeted area
Signage and Footpath Stencil