Media Releases

Tenders invited for city markets

The next step in the revitalisation of the city’s market scene is underway with the opening of tenders for the operation of the Cotters Markets and cruise ship markets in the CBD.

Residents urged to be prepared

The Townsville Local Disaster Management Group (TLDMG) was activated this morning.

Council is disaster ready

Townsville City Council is keeping a keen watch on a deepening low in the Coral Sea.

Homework mentoring program needs volunteers to assist migrants and refugees

CityLibraries Townsville is recruiting volunteers to assist migrant and refugee secondary students with their studies.

Indigenous photomedia exhibition to open at Perc Tucker Regional Gallery

The National Gallery of Australia’s travelling exhibition Resolution: new Indigenous photomedia celebrates some of the most significant work made by Indigenous photographers, video and multimedia artists in the last five years.

Mayor delivers strong message for jobs

Queensland’s delegation to India could prove a decisive factor in the proposed Adani mine at Carmichael going ahead, Townsville mayor Cr Jenny Hill said today.

Council event supports Earth Hour's environmental message

Townsville City Council is again encouraging residents to participate in the global phenomenon – Earth Hour - on Saturday, March 25.

Call for volunteers for 2017 Strand Ephemera event

Strand Ephemera, North Queensland’s sculpture festival, is looking for volunteers to make this biennial event a success in 2017.

Proposal to consider concert hall for city

Townsville City Council’s commitment to furthering the performing arts in Townsville will be bolstered with the commissioning of a study into the feasibility of a concert and recital hall.

Neighbour Day a chance to connect with community

Neighbour Day is Australia’s annual celebration of community that encourages people to connect with those who live nearby.

Townsville vies for share of State funding

A project to support future expansion at the Townsville Airport and a pathway to connect the Palmetum with the University and Townsville Hospital precinct have been shortlisted for funding.

Council welcomes leadership staff as part of restructure

The push for a more productive, customer-focused Townsville City Council continues with a number of the key leadership team joining the ranks in recent weeks.

Festival offers chance to develop theatre talent

This year the North Queensland Festival of One Act Plays will celebrate 25 years of nurturing and developing local talent.

Presentation explores history of PTSD

A presentation at Thuringowa Library tomorrow evening will explore the history of combat acquired PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), known at different times as Soldier’s Heart and Shell Shock.

New show to light up Riverway Arts Centre stage

Visitors to the Riverway Arts Centre will be treated to a program of works that explore light sources as musical instruments.

Townsville to welcome Queen's Baton in lead up to Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games

Local legends are being called on to carry the Queen’s Baton in Townsville as it prepares to host the Queen’s Baton Relay.

City's best neighbours recognised

The winners of Townsville City Council’s Friendliest Neighbour Competition will be recognised at an event in Townsville Bulletin Square tomorrow.

Jamie Durie joins revitalise Townsville campaign

International horticulturalist and landscape designer Jamie Durie is lending his weight to Townsville’s campaign to refresh the city’s image.

Section of park closes for safety

Townsville City Council has closed a section of Dan Gleeson Gardens to ensure public safety following an influx of migratory flying foxes in the past week.

Sensors provide environmental data to assist project planning

Townsville school students are learning the skills they need for future jobs, by creating and deploying environmental sensors at Ross Creek (Hanran Park) as part of a wider collaborative project between Townsville City Council, James Cook University and Origin Energy.