Yarn-bombing project warms city heart for Christmas

Townsville’s CBD has receive a splash of tropical colour as the Christmas Corals ‘yarn-bombing’ display is installed in Flinders Street ahead of the festive season.

Bicentennial Park erosion project comes to an end

A complex engineering and environmental project to remediate a major erosion problem on the banks of Ross River is nearing completion on time and on budget.

Council posts strong result in 2014/15 annual report

The Townsville City Council recorded a third straight surplus and delivered a big program of projects and services across the city in the 2014/15 financial year.

Councils unite to process green waste in the region

Townsville City Council will work with neighbouring councils to achieve better outcomes with the processing of green waste across the region.

Safe flame candles bring Christmas cheer

Carols by Candlelight is still a few weeks away but those already in the festive spirit can get in early to purchase their safe flame candles.

Sporting clubs take the Sun Safety Pledge

National Skin Cancer Action Week, November 15-21, is a timely reminder for people to protect themselves from the sun this summer.

Registrations for Welcoming Babies Ceremony now open

Parents of Townsville’s newest residents are being encouraged to register their little bundles of joy for the 2016 Welcoming Babies Ceremony to be held at the Riverway Arts Centre on January 31.

Soldiers show support for Christmas appeal

Defence personnel at Lavarack Barracks have been digging deep to assist this year’s Mayor’s Christmas Tree Appeal.

Author Andy Jones to launch Summer Reading Club

Best-selling children’s author and entertainer Andy Jones will join school students from across Townsville next week to encourage more children to read.

LED screens to enhance facilities at Townsville RSL Stadium

Visitors to Townsville RSL Stadium may soon see the bigger picture.

Pest symposium a chance to share latest research, ideas

Townsville is in line to host a State wide pest animal symposium in the city next year.

Lower river level prompts safety changes for Black Weir

Safety measures have been stepped up for recreational boat use on Black Weir on Ross River in response to falling water levels.

Incentives package offers stimulus for jobs, investment

Townsville’s development incentives have attracted hundreds of millions of dollars in new projects in the city’s CBD over the past five years and more are in the pipeline.

Lease terms clear way for motorsport land agreement

The Townsville City Council is following through on a commitment to fast track a lease over the preferred site for the driver education and motorsport precinct near Woodstock.

Flinders St reopens as CBD utilities project moves along

The Flinders Street-Stanley Street intersection has reopened to two-way traffic on schedule as work on an upgrade of underground utilities progresses in the CBD.

Waste habits in the spotlight during National Recycling Week

Townsville residents are urged to take a closer look at their rubbish habits during National Recycling Week, November 9 to 15.

Christmas hamper packing begins at Food Relief NQ

Packing of 1,500 Christmas hampers for Townsville families in need has begun this week at Food Relief NQ for the Mayor’s Christmas Tree Appeal.

Waste facilities open for free this weekend

Council will offer free access to all its waste facilities this weekend during Free Tip Weekend.

Stinger nets mark start of stinger season

Stinger nets were installed on The Strand and Pallarenda today, marking the start of stinger season and a quarter of a century of professional lifeguard patrols in Townsville.

Council approves works to save Rollingstone bridge

Work to save Rollingstone’s wooden bridge is set to go ahead after council today awarded the $644,000 rebuild to CivilPlus Pty Ltd.