2017/18 Budget - Funding for a sustainable city

Date published: 27 June 2017

Townsville City Council continues to prioritise protecting the environment and maintaining sustainability efforts in the 2017/18 Budget.

A total of $7.74 million is dedicated towards the management of Townsville’s natural environment and resilience works.

Community Health and Environment Committee chair Cr Ann-Maree Greaney said the council has an important role to play in leading sustainability efforts across the city.

“Townsville City Council takes a leadership role when it comes to conservation, resilience and sustainability and has dedicated staff and resources to these highly skilled jobs each and every year,” Cr Greaney said.

“I’m pleased that the budget includes strong levels of funding for a range of programs and partnerships in the community to safeguard Townsville’s natural environment.”


  • $2.3M Environmental and Natural Resource Management.
  • $1M Sustainability programs including investment in water quality improvement.
  • $536,000 Creek to Coral programs.
  • $150,000 Yellow Crazy Ants eradication.
  • $265,000 Environmental Restoration in Ross River, Fairfield Waters lakes and bushfire management programs.
  • $138,000 for Feral Animal and Pest removal programs.
  • $218,500 Coastal management of Rowes Bay, Pallarenda, Northern Beaches, Cungulla and Magnetic Island.

View 2017/18 Budget page