Budget - 2016/17 City Budget

Freeze on rates and utility charges.

Medical event to showcase Townsville as conference destination

More than 1100 medical students will converge on Townsville this weekend for a major conference expected to inject around $3 million into Townsville’s economy.

Gala dinner a spectacular way to celebrate city's past

Townsville residents are invited to a spectacular culinary delight on the Strand in September for The Port of Townsville Gala Dinner Under the Stars.

City's parking meters to receive 3G upgrade

Parking meters in Townsville’s CBD will be upgraded to meet 3G Network capability for customer payments before Telstra switches off 2G on December 1.

Solar project to raise city's renewable energy profile

A proposed $250 million solar farm in Townsville’s Upper Ross will provide a major boost for investment in renewable energy and construction jobs in the city.

Council shortlists candidate for Cleveland plant upgrade

A major upgrade of the Cleveland Bay Purification Plant is a step closer after the shortlisting of potential head contractors.

Local companies benefit from TECC maintenance project

A local roofing company will benefit from the priority maintenance works underway on Townsville’s ageing Entertainment and Convention Centre (TECC).

Improved lighting for city's dining precincts

Diners along Gregory and Palmer Sts will notice less glare and a nicer ambiance thanks to a Townsville City Council project to replace existing street lights with energy-efficient LEDs.

$3 million upgrade to Townsville sports park kicks off

Construction on the much anticipated facility upgrades and additions to Peggy Banfield Park in Townsville’s northern beaches kicked off today.

Short story competition winners announced

Budding authors of all ages participated in the recent CityLibraries Townsville Short Story Competition penning their tales of Townsville, its stories, people and places.

Council secures deal for Burdekin Dam water

Townsville City Council has secured the city’s water supply through the current drought conditions with guaranteed water from the Burdekin Dam.

Environment a focus for Waterfront PDA planning

Plans for The Waterfront Priority Development Area are progressing with council this week looking at sustainable ways to improve visibility along Ross Creek.

Water restrictions support on way for key groups

The Townsville City Council will provide greater flexibility for sporting clubs, nurseries and the landscaping industry during tighter Level 3 water restrictions.

Strand Park playground gets a facelift

Brand new play equipment will be unveiled at Strand Park tomorrow, replacing the Teen Rager which had kept older children entertained for the past 17 years.

Council responds to golf club water petition

The Townsville City Council will take steps to encourage reduced town water usage at the Townsville Golf Club in response to a public petition.

New-look dump trucks push recycling message

More than 20 of council’s dump trucks feature colourful new graphics to educate residents about the benefits of waste reduction and recycling.

Buskers sought for Supercars Super Street Party

Townsville City Council is calling for musicians, jugglers, acrobats, dancers and roving entertainment of all kinds as buskers for the Castrol EDGE Townsville 400 Super Street Party on July 7.

Wild dog reported at North Shore

Townsville City Council is investigating a report this morning of a wild dog pursuing walkers at North Shore in Burdell.

New CBD mural to feature sporting legend Cathy Freeman

A new sports-themed mural is taking shape along Ogden St adding colour and vibrancy to the rear façade of one of Townsville’s longest running businesses.

Expo at Jezzine Barracks a treat for city's pampered pets

Jezzine Barracks will come alive with creatures great and small this Sunday for the annual Pet Expo.