Controlled local level blast planned for West End quarry site

Residents in West End are advised that a controlled low level blast will take place in the old quarry tomorrow (Tuesday, December 22) as part of site works for a new reservoir.

Theme of resistance at the heart of arts media exhibition

An international arts media award and exhibition that has attracted more than 400 entries from 54 countries will open at Pinnacles Gallery this weekend.

Council approves lease for new workshops depot

Townsville City Council’s fleet and workshop operations at the ageing Garbutt and Bamford Lane depots will soon be relocating to new, modern facilities.

Council awards contract for Walker St admin centre

A locally based building company has won the contract to upgrade the roof and refurbish the top floor of the 40-year-old civic administration centre in the Townsville CBD.

Council supports sale of land for Morleys parking plan

The sale of land to a Garbutt business for additional off-street car parking will help ease congestion in busy Martinez Avenue at the Lakes.

Australia Day Award nominations now open

Nominations are now open for the 2016 Australia Day Awards which celebrate the outstanding achievements of individuals or groups who inspire us through their accomplishments in service to the community, culture and sports in Townsville.

Fast talking councillor makes a big call on Mayor’s Cup

It’ll be a big call and all in good fun when Cr Tony Parsons makes a cameo broadcasting appearance for the City Council Mayor’s Trophy at the Townsville greyhounds next Tuesday.

Free family swim day at city’s pools to kick off summer fun

Townsville families will have the chance to cool down for free this Sunday as the city’s public pools swing open their doors.

Report finds untapped potential of creative industries

A new report has identified Townsville’s digital and creative industries as an untapped path to jobs and new investment in the city.

Mayor’s Christmas Tree Appeal spreads festive cheer

Nearly 4500 Townsville residents of all ages will benefit from the generosity and kindness of the community after more than $110,000 was raised for this year’s Mayor’s Christmas Tree Appeal.

Council presents performing arts, events strategy

Townsville City Council’s performing arts and events strategy for the next three years was presented to the Community and Culture Committee today.

Top cricket officials in city to talk up Townsville

More major domestic an international cricket is on the cards for Townsville following a visit to the city by Cricket Australia officials.

CBD Utilities Upgrade moves into Sturt Street

The current upgrade of CBD Utilities is progressing on schedule with work moving out of Stanley Street and commencing in Sturt Street for the third and final stage.

City’s funeral services receive planning boost

Townsville’s funeral services are set to become more competitive with a proposal for a new operation in the city receiving planning support.

Mayor calls for government support on Yabulu jobs

Mayor Cr Jenny Hill will travel to Brisbane tomorrow to meet with the Queensland Treasurer Curtis Pitt seeking government action over the future of the Palmer Nickel and Cobalt Refinery (QNI) at Yabulu.

Christmas in the City brings art, entertainment to CBD

Flinders St will come alive with a packed calendar of Christmas activities and entertainment in December.

City to stage major disaster exercise

Townsville Local Disaster Management Group chair Mayor Cr Jenny Hill said this week’s Exercise Trojan Horse (Wednesday) would be one of the biggest joint disaster exercises ever conducted in the city.

Big bucket to stay in Water Park revamp

A complete overhaul of The Strand’s much-loved Water Park is a step closer with the Townsville City Council naming Whitewater West as the winning contractor for the project.

Grocery grab a race to meet the demand this Christmas

The Mayor’s Christmas Tree Appeal received a welcome boost today thanks to a race down the aisles of Woolworths in the CBD.

Safety measure tightened on Black Weir skiing

Restrictions on recreational boat use on Black Weir on Ross River have been tightened further to protect the public from an increased threat from submerged hazards.