February

Waste Facilities now open

Waste facilities at Stuart, Hervey Range and Magnetic Island are now open and will remain open until normal closure times unless it becomes unsafe.

Bluewater Community Centre now a drop in centre

Due to low numbers of residents requiring support or accommodation at the Bluewater Community Centre it will not be used as an Evacuation Centre tonight.

Council will resume rubbish collections today

Normal Monday rubbish collections will resume today for residents whose streets are not impacted by flooding.

Townsville residents urged to conserve water

Residents across the community are being urged to conserve water.

GIVIT managing donations for Townsville residents

Townsville City Council is working with GIVIT to manage any donations during the severe weather event.

YWAM evacuation centre established

YWAM has been established as an evacuation centre – providing 50 beds to residents who are concerned about flooding in their homes or safety.

Ross River Dam flood expected to peak at 11am

Residents in flood-affected suburbs are being warned that the Ross River flooding is expected to peak around 11am and last until at least midnight.

Ignatius Park College evacuation centre is at capacity

The evacuation shelter at Ignatius Park College is at capacity and is unable to accept any more people.

Rainfall predictions over Ross River Dam upgraded

Residents in flood-affected suburbs are being warned that the Bureau of Meteorology has increased its rainfall prediction over the Ross River Dam catchment overnight and into tomorrow morning.

Spillway gates on dam are fully open

The Ross River Dam spillway gates are fully open now.

Spillway gates on dam expected to be fully open between 8pm and 8.30pm

Heavy rainfall into the Ross River Dam catchment is expected to push the water level to a height which will automatically open the spillway gates to full between 8pm and 8.30pm.

Map of potential inundated properties

Please see attached map of potentially inundated properties.

Boil water alert for Cungulla

Townsville City Council and the Australian Defence Force are working together to provide bottled water to the residents of Cungulla.

Ross River Dam Closed

Townsville City Council has closed all public access to Ross River Dam for the safety of the community.

Flooding warning for Townsville suburbs

Residents in many suburbs across Townsville are warned that they may experience flooding from rapid rises of the Ross River.

Council has replenished stocks of free sand and sandbags at all locations

Townsville City Council has replenished stocks of free sand and sandbags at all of the various locations across the region.

Flash flooding warning for low lying areas of Douglas and Annandale

Residents in low lying areas of Douglas and Annandale are warned that they may experience flash flooding from heavy rainfall over a short period causing surrounding river and creek levels to rise.

Flash flooding warning for Rosslea, Hermit Park, Railway Estate, Townsville City and South Townsville  

Residents in several suburbs across Townsville are warned that they may experience flash flooding from heavy rainfall over a short period causing surrounding river and creek levels to rise.

Flash flooding warning for Oonoonba, Cluden and Idalia

Residents in Oonoonba, Cluden and Idalia are warned that they may experience flash flooding from heavy rainfall over a short period causing surrounding river and creek levels to rise.

Flash flooding warning for Hyde Park, Aitkenvale, Currajong, Rosslea, Pimlico, Mysterton and Mundingburra

Residents in Hyde Park, Aitkenvale, Currajong, Rosslea, Pimlico, Mysterton and Mundingburra are warned that they may experience flash flooding from heavy rainfall over a short period causing surrounding river and creek levels to rise.