Free swim day at city's pools a chance to cool off

Townsville families will have the chance to cool down for free this Sunday as the city’s public pools swing open their doors for council’s Free Swim Day.

Council to repair Horseshoe Bay erosion

Townsville City Council will carry out remedial work on the Horseshoe Bay foreshore on Friday to repair erosion caused by big tides.

Council offers cyclone aid

Townsville City Council stands ready to assist its neighbouring councils in the wake of Tropical Cyclone Debbie.

Council committed to future of city's street art

Townsville can expect to see more creative, colourful street art in the near future with council’s Street Art Activation Working Group appointed.

Cyclists converge on Riverway for start of Get Active month

Riverway will be the end station for a new council event that is encouraging residents to get on their bikes and become more active.

TLDMG Cyclone Update - 4pm

Based on the latest advice from the Bureau of Meteorology, Townsville has now been removed from the cyclone warning zone, however, areas south of Townsville, including Cungulla and Cleveland Palms, are still within the cyclone watch zone.

TLDMG Cyclone Update - 10.00am

Townsville and Magnetic Island residents are warned to remain alert and stay indoors until Tropical Cyclone Debbie crosses the coast today.

TLDMG Cyclone Update - 5.30pm

Townsville and Magnetic Island residents should remain vigilant and prepared for dangerous winds from Tropical Cyclone Debbie according to latest advice.

Townsville residents warned to prepare for destructive winds from 8pm

The Townsville Disaster Management Group met this morning at 4.30am to assess the current cyclone situation. Townsville residents should make final preparations for destructive winds from Tropical Cyclone Debbie which is now expected to arrive from 8pm tonight.

Cape Cleveland area residents directed to evacuate

Residents living in the Cape Cleveland area – including Cungulla and Cleveland Palms are directed to evacuate.

Dangerous winds expected to arrive earlier

Townsville residents are warned to expect dangerous winds to reach the city much earlier in the latest forecasts for Cyclone Debbie.

Townsville residents warned to prepare for destructive winds

Townsville residents should make final preparations for destructive winds from Tropical Cyclone Debbie. TLDMG chair and Townsville Mayor Cr Jenny Hill warned residents that the city was in the path of Cyclone Debbie’s destructive zone despite the system taking a slightly southerly track.

Townsville’s Disaster Management Coordination Centre has been activated

Townsville’s Disaster Management Coordination Centre has been activated following the formation of Tropical Cyclone Debbie this morning

Tenders invited for city markets

The next step in the revitalisation of the city’s market scene is underway with the opening of tenders for the operation of the Cotters Markets and cruise ship markets in the CBD.

Residents urged to be prepared

The Townsville Local Disaster Management Group (TLDMG) was activated this morning.

Council is disaster ready

Townsville City Council is keeping a keen watch on a deepening low in the Coral Sea.

Homework mentoring program needs volunteers to assist migrants and refugees

CityLibraries Townsville is recruiting volunteers to assist migrant and refugee secondary students with their studies.

Indigenous photomedia exhibition to open at Perc Tucker Regional Gallery

The National Gallery of Australia’s travelling exhibition Resolution: new Indigenous photomedia celebrates some of the most significant work made by Indigenous photographers, video and multimedia artists in the last five years.

Mayor delivers strong message for jobs

Queensland’s delegation to India could prove a decisive factor in the proposed Adani mine at Carmichael going ahead, Townsville mayor Cr Jenny Hill said today.

Council event supports Earth Hour's environmental message

Townsville City Council is again encouraging residents to participate in the global phenomenon – Earth Hour - on Saturday, March 25.