MCU approved for new 22-bed private hospital

Townsville City Council Chief Executive Officer Adele Young has approved a Material Change of Use application to allow for the old West End State School to be redeveloped into a health care facility and 22-bed private hospital.

Major City development gets preliminary approval

Townsville City Council Chief Executive Officer Adele Young has today provided preliminary approval to vary the Town Plan to allow for The Hive mixed-use development.

2018 RADF Grant Applications Now Open

The Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) applications for 2018 opened yesterday and run through to Monday 12 February 2018.

Townsville City Council posts another strong surplus

Townsville City Council is on track to deliver a $6.7 million surplus this financial year, while increasing its investment in local infrastructure and core community services.

Lightsabres and Pokémon out in force for summer school holidays program

Townsville kids will be having fun with the force and battling to become the city’s top Pokémon trainer as part of this year’s action-packed Summer School Holidays program.

Barra fingerlings to be released into Ross River Dam

Townsville City Council and Townsville Barramundi Restocking Group will be releasing Barramundi into the Ross River Dam.

Townsville2020 – A Clear Vision for our City

Townsville 2020 focuses on creating world-class experiences for locals and tourists and re-imagining some of our most-loved public spaces such as The Strand and Castle Hill.

Bipartisan support for battery plant welcomed

Townsville Mayor Jenny Hill has welcomed the bipartisan support to fund a feasibility study for the Lithium-ion battery plant.

More fun for kids at The Strand Water Park

Mayor Jenny Hill said Council had listened to community feedback and would be opening The Strand Water Park from 9am, starting on December 1.

Breaking ground on $215 million water pipeline

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and Townsville Mayor Jenny Hill today attended the breaking ground ceremony for the start of work on the $215 million new water pipeline to guarantee the city’s future water supply.

Queen’s Baton Relay route announced

The Queen’s Baton Relay route through Townsville has been announced. The Baton Relay will arrive in Townsville in the lead up to the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Local jobs set to start flowing from new water pipeline

The $215 million oversized pipeline to guarantee Townsville’s future water security is on track to be delivered within 26 months.

Huge interest in Water Infrastructure Industry Forum

More than 125 representatives from local and interstate businesses attended Townsville City Council’s Water Security Infrastructure Industry Forum today.

$2 million Basics Blitz launched

Townsville City Council is launching a five-week Basics Blitz to spruce up the city and suburbs in time for Christmas.

Support for Lithium-ion battery plant welcomed

Townsville Mayor Jenny Hill has welcomed Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk’s commitment that a re-elected Labor Government would fully fund the feasibility study into the Lithium-ion battery plant.

Water pumping set to begin

Townsville City Council, in combination with Trility and Sunwater, is preparing to pump water from the Burdekin Dam early next week – unless significant rain falls over the weekend.

Townsville City Council’s State Election priorities

Townsville Mayor Jenny Hill and Deputy Mayor Les Walker met with Opposition Leader Tim Nicholls today, to discuss the city’s State Election priorities.

Australia Day Award nominations now open

Nominations are now open for the Townsville City Council’s 2018 Australia Day Awards.

Palmer Street road closure to accelerate upgrade

Palmer Street will be closed to traffic during daylight hours until the end of November to speed up the refurbishment of footpaths, street facades and gardens.

Short Story competition a hit with young writers

Budding authors of all ages put their writing skills to the test for Townsville City Council’s Short Story Competition.