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City Deal Implementation Plan to kick-start Townsville region

All three levels of government have released an Implementation Plan today for the Townsville City Deal.

Council announces new Acting Director

Townsville City Council announced Mr Mike Chiodo has today taken over as the acting Director of Infrastructure and Operations.

Commonwealth Games ticket requests open Monday

Ticket requests for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) will open this Monday and will include the basketball preliminary matches to be held in Townsville from 5-10 April 2018.

Murray road network upgrade in full swing

Work is underway on the next stage of a $3.95 million project to improve traffic flows on one of Townsville’s busiest suburban roads.

Circus Oz brings new show to Townsville audiences

Audiences will be taken on a visually and emotionally charged journey by the multi-talented Circus Oz ensemble at the Townsville Civic Theatre this Thursday and Friday, April 20 and 21.

Council to upgrade heritage trails in lead up to GC2018

Six of Townsville’s heritage trails will be upgraded as a legacy of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018).

Council turns to technology for sewer upgrade

Council is employing innovative technology to undertake a major upgrade on underground sewer pipes in North Ward and Belgian Gardens.

Council's services and opening times over Easter long weekend

Council services over Easter, including Libraries, Galleries and Pools opening hours.

Events, sports, arts secure funding in grants round

The Community and Cultural Development Committee today endorsed a recommendation that will provide funding to a large number of Townsville community organisations.

Mowing service for pensioners to be extended

Pensioners will continue to benefit from council’s lawn mowing program with the Community and Cultural Development Committee today supporting a recommendation to extend the service for a further two years.

Renowned Aussie authors converge on Townsville for literary festival

Residents will have the opportunity to rub shoulders with some of the country’s award-winning authors next month as CityLibraries Townsville presents its biennial literary festival Savannah: Townsville’s Festival of Stories.

Council presents masterclasses for young actors

Townsville City Council and Queensland Theatre are offering young aspiring actors an opportunity to participate in a series of masterclasses at Riverway later this month.

Council offers free art workshops for school holidays

Townsville City Council is inviting families to visit the city's galleries these school holidays for creative and fun art workshops.

Down to business for city's Water Taskforce

Members of Townsville’s intergovernmental Water Taskforce met for the first time today, officially kick starting investigations into solutions for the city’s water security.

April the month to get active

Townsville City Council’s Get Active 30 Ways in 30 Days calendar is now in full swing will a month of activities for all ages.

Council presents first in series of children's theatre productions

Townsville City Council’s children’s theatre season kicks off this Friday with a whimsical world that’s brought to life in Emily Loves to Bounce at the Civic Theatre, April 7 and 8.

Magnetic Island facility scoops national waste award

Magnetic Island’s Waste Transfer Station has won a national excellence award.

Festival a celebration of youth

Murray Skate Park will be a hive of activity this Saturday for Youthfest, a celebration of the annual National Youth Week.

EOI extended for NQ Regional Data Centre operator

The search for an investment and operating partner in the North Queensland Regional Data Centre (NQRDC) has been extended as a result of impacts from Cyclone Debbie.

Circus Oz performers join locals in fun-filled workshops

Townsville’s circus enthusiasts are invited to work with professional performers in a series of workshops starting Monday thanks to Townsville City Council.