February

Free mosquito controls for flood-hit homes

Townsville City Council and Queensland Health are distributing free ‘MozzieMesh’ mosquito controls to residents living in suburbs hardest hit by recent flooding.

Council continues flood waste clean up

Townsville City Council will continue to collect kerbside rubbish in flood impacted zones to help residents clean up after the unprecedented flood event.

Ross River Dam spillway gates closed

The Ross River Dam spillway gates closed on Friday afternoon when the dam level reached 100 per cent.

Economic experts planning city’s long-term recovery

The city’s long-term economic recovery planning and lobbying for critical job-creating projects is already being undertaken by a group of experts.

Higher than normal king tides expected early next week

Townsville City Council is urging residents to take precautions before a predicted king tide beginning early next week.

Council crews working to identify a major water leak

Townsville City Council crews are currently working to find a major leak affecting a number of Townsville suburbs.

Grants a welcome boost but businesses need more support

Townsville Mayor Jenny Hill has welcomed the activation of crucial grants for flood-affected small business but many local firms have suffered very significant losses and need more support.

Dam releases continue to reduce

The volume of water being released from Ross River Dam continues to decline with full closure of the dam spillway gates expected soon.

Inurers put on notice

Assisting the recovery of flood-affected small businesses and residents is a top priority for Townsville Local Disaster Management Group Chair Mayor Jenny Hill.

Landlords encouraged to use property clean out service

Local real estate agents managing flood-affected rental homes are encouraged to contact either the State Emergency Service or Townsville City Council to organise assistance to clean our properties.

Townsville beaches closed for contamination testing

Townsville beaches have been closed while repairs to the Cleveland Bay Purification Plant are carried out following the unprecedented flood.

Council crews work to repair damage on Hervey Range Road

Townsville City Council crews are working to repair sections of Hervey Range Road, which was severely damaged during the unprecedented rain event.

Council crews continue clean-up effort

Townsville City Council crews continue to help with the clean-up effort by sanitising homes that were impacted by sewage overflows.

Team Townsville helping the city’s recovery

Team Townsville is getting out across the community to help our city recover from the unprecedented flood.

Council providing residents with free sanitiser

Townsville City Council will be providing residents with free organic sanitiser – donated by Natroshield Organic Solutions – to assist with the clean-up following the unprecedented flood.

Weir bridges to remain closed for repairs

The bridges at Black Weir and Aplins Weir will remain closed for repairs following the unprecedented flood.

Mass flood waste removal to continue

Impacted residents will have their rubbish collected as a bulk flood waste blitz continues across the city.

Riverway facilities temporarily closed

The Riverway Arts Centre and Riverway Lagoon have been closed to repair damage from the unprecedented flood.

Ross River Dam statement

Attributable to a Townsville City Council spokesperson:

Thousands of properties damaged in unprecedented flood

The clean-up is continuing across Townsville with thousands of properties damaged in the unprecedented flood.