Media Releases

Restructure shapes progressive, leaner council

A new Future Cities Office will be established to drive economic and strategic planning for Townsville’s growth as part of a final council organisational restructure announced today.

Queen’s Gardens aviary to get a facelift

The popular Queen’s Gardens aviary is in line for a facelift which will make it bigger and better for the thousands of families who enjoy the area.

Creative ideas to flow at Makers Forum

Townsville City Council, in partnership with the Townsville Business Development Centre, will present a Local but Global Makers Forum supporting this year’s Townsville Fashion Festival.

Heritage Day event cancelled

Council’s Heritage Day planned for this Sunday, May 21 at West End Park has been cancelled due to the impact vehicles and infrastructure would have on the soaked park and cemetery grounds.

Residents urged to report potholes to council

Townsville residents are urged to report any potholes caused by the heavy rain of the past few days to council.

Last chance to request tickets for GC2018

Spectators yet to submit their ticket request for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) have been urged to beat the last minute rush and do so this weekend before requests close at 11.59pm AEST on Monday, 22 May.

Rowes Bay Open House Day a chance to go green

Residents keen to become more energy and water wise are encouraged to attend the Rowes Bay Open House Day this Sunday, May 21 at the Rowes Bay Sustainability Centre.

One-man show a bubbling concoction for young theatre-goers

A mind-boggling and mad-cap one-man show for young audiences will come to the Townsville Civic Theatre this Friday.

Festival of Stories sure to be a page-turner

Time is running out to book seats for this year’s literary festival Savannah: Townsville’s Festival of Stories.

City's history on display at Heritage Day

Take a step back in time this weekend for Townsville City Council’s Heritage Day.

New addition to growing CBD street art collection

A new street art mural with a space theme is going up on the back of a Flinders St building.

Council takes sustainability message to the classroom

Townsville City Council staff will deliver a workshop at St Clare’s Catholic School tomorrow teaching Year 5 students about microbes and probiotics.

Gallery in full bloom for Mother's Day workshop

Looking for something a little different to do with your mum on Mother’s Day?

New program offers sporting clubs a helping hand

Townsville City Council is offering sporting clubs assistance with their development thanks to a new program called Get Active Clubs.

Free Riverway Movie under the stars

Townsville City Council will present another free Riverway Movie under the stars and raintrees this Friday night.

Registrations for Welcoming Babies Ceremony open

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, June 25.

Changshu delegation in city to build education ties

Mayor Cr Jenny Hill will promote stronger education ties with China when a delegation from Sister City Changshu City arrives in Townsville for a two day visit today.

Festival of One-Act Plays celebrates 25 year milestone

Short plays will take centre stage as the North Queensland Festival of One-Act Plays makes its return to Riverway Arts Centre from tomorrow until Sunday (5 - 7 May).

Babe on the big screen at Strand Park this Friday

CityLibraries Townsville will present a FREE screening of the family favourite Babe at the Strand this Friday evening.

Local firm wins contract to build Stuart transfer station

A new transfer station at the Stuart Waste Facility will help divert waste from the tip face, increasing the reuse of recyclable goods and materials and maximising tip space.