Movies and fireworks to bring in the New Year

Free movies and fireworks will headline Townsville’s New Year celebrations.

Council Christmas closures and services

Townsville City Council offices will be closed from 3pm, Friday 23 December and reopen at 8.30am, Tuesday 3 January 2017.

Pools, beaches a hot spot to cool down

Soaring temperatures and summer school holidays have signalled surge in swimmers returning to the city’s favourite spots to take a dip and cool off.

Lights, camera for Heatley Park

Council has moved to tackle reports of anti-social behaviour in Heatley Park, installing temporary solar powered lights and a mobile CCTV trailer near the playground this week.

Time capsule to offer snapshot of city's past and present

A snapshot of the past 150 years and highlights of the city’s 150th anniversary celebrations will be among items sealed in a new time capsule.

Security cameras keep eagle eye on city's public areas

Townsville’s network of security cameras have homed in on anti-social behaviour in high profile public areas.

Christmas appeal fundraising winners announced

The winners of this year’s Mayor’s Christmas Tree Appeal challenges have been announced.

Competition to crack the da Vinci code

Townsville City Council is giving one lucky family the chance to win a $20,000 holiday to the home of Leonardo da Vinci in Florence, Italy.

Council votes to conclude Cultural Precinct EOI

Ratepayers could face annual rates increases of up to 8.9 per cent if proposals for a purpose-built arts and cultural facility were to go ahead.

Mozzie numbers on the rise

Townsville City Council officers have launched an aerial and ground assault on saltmarsh mosquitos as high tides and rain bring a rise in hatchings.

Free movie at Riverway tomorrow night

Summer is hotting up so Townsville City Council will treat audiences to its next free Riverway Movie in the lagoons tomorrow night.

Work to ease congestion and improve connectivity at key intersection

A major upgrade of the intersection of William Angliss Drive and Mervyn Crossman Drive in Annandale is underway to improve long-term traffic flows through the busy arterial route.

New advisory committee to guide community safety

Townsville City Council is bringing together likeminded organisations to develop a collaborative approach to local community safety.

Council approves Sanctum extension

Townsville City Council has given the green light to plans to expand the popular Sanctum development in the city’s north.

Council welcomes Optus as transformation partner

Council’s communication and technology capabilities will be boosted through a new partnership with Optus.

Council limits use of weeper hoses

Weeper hoses will be restricted in line with Level 3 water restrictions.

Innovation may be key to Paluma water supply solution

A solution to the provision of a reliable, secure water supply for the Paluma township may be found through industry innovation.

Criterion hotel to remain on city's heritage schedule

Townsville City Council has voted against a proposal to remove The Criterion Hotel from the local heritage register.

Next community grants round now open

Townsville City Council is encouraging community groups and individuals seeking financial assistance through sponsorship to apply for the next round of funding which opened today.

School holiday guide offers fun for all ages

The Hot Pocket Summer School Holiday Guide is jam packed with activities and ideas to keep families entertained these school holidays.