Media Releases

Program to identify illegal sewer connections

An inspection program of council’s sewer system will be undertaken to identify illegal connections to the network.

Registrations for Anzac Day parade now open

Schools and organisations are encouraged to register their participation in this year’s Anzac Day parades in Townsville and Thuringowa.

City lodges project short-list for Works4Qld funding

Local community projects across the length and breadth of Townsville have been shortlisted for Queensland Government’s Works For Queensland funding.

Rachel Cairns to perform a few of her favourite hits

Townsville City Council’s Morning Melodies will commence its 2017 season with two performances by well-known local performer Rachel Cairns.

Planning Committee saddled up for new rodeo

A new rodeo ground at Hervey Range has been recommended for approval with the potential to diversify into the future.

Plans for new Vinnies HQ gets planning support

Plans to consolidate St Vincent De Paul’s Townsville operations at a new purpose built headquarters in South Townsville have received a planning green light.

Alma Bay irrigation network to be upgraded

The irrigation network at Alma Bay on Magnetic Island will be upgraded with work to commence this week.

Search is on to find city's friendliest neighbour

Are you one of Townsville’s friendliest neighbours? Townsville City Council is searching for the city’s best neighbours and will reward 10 winners with a $100 barbecue prize pack.

SES calling for new recruits in 2017

An information night next week hopes to boost the ranks of Townsville’s State Emergency Service (SES) volunteers.

World Wetlands Day event at Rowes Bay

Residents are invited to experience Rowes Bay as they’ve never seen it before this Sunday, February 5.

Da Vinci competition winners announced

The winner of a family holiday to the home of Leonardo da Vinci in Florence has been drawn.

Townsville confirms status as northern lifestyle capital

Townsville Mayor Cr Jenny Hill today announced a plan of action to cement the city’s position as a high quality investment and lifestyle destination in Northern Australia.

Hot weather raises risk of algal blooms

The summer swelter is raising the risk of algal blooms and the potential for a fish kill in water bodies within Townsville.

Last chance to register for Welcoming Babies Ceremony

Parents of Townsville’s newest residents are encouraged to register their little bundles of joy for the next Welcoming Babies Ceremony to be held at Townsville Stadium on Sunday, February 12.

Touring exhibition puts Indonesian art in the spotlight

The regional tour of Indo Pop: Indonesian Art from APT7 will stop in Townsville for the next month showcasing nine works from prominent Indonesian artists.

Council traps wild dogs on Castle Hill

Townsville City Council’s land protection officers have trapped the two wild dogs responsible for an attack on a pet in the Belgian Gardens area early last week.

Australia Day Award winners announced

Townsville’s Australia Day Awards are presented on 26 January every year to residents and organisations within our community in recognition of noteworthy contributions or achievements.

Grants information sessions to help get ideas off the ground

Community groups and individuals seeking financial assistance through council’s Community Grants and Sponsorship Scheme are invited to attend information sessions at Townsville Stadium in February.

New committee to enhance city's image

A new advisory committee will provide guidance to beautify the city and present Townsville in the best possible light to visitors and residents.

Council backs Mater hospital redevelopment plans

Townsville has gone a long way towards cementing its place as a health hub for Northern Australia with preliminary approval for a 30 year redevelopment of the Mater Hospital.