Council crews will conduct mosquito treatments across the city

Townsville City Council crews have begun monitoring mosquito-prone areas across the city following the unprecedented floods

Record breaking floods damage homes and businesses

Townsville has been through the biggest floods on record with thousands of properties damaged.

Townsville’s recovery well underway

Work is already underway to ensure Townsville’s recovery from the worst floods on record is coordinated and delivers the best results for flood-affected residents and businesses.

Start preparing for mass waste removal

Townsville residents living in suburbs hit hardest by the record rain event are urged to start preparing for the upcoming bulk waste blitz.

Crucial supplies stolen from Toomulla overnight

Diesel supplies crucial for the backup generator of the Toomulla sewerage and water pumps station have been stolen overnight.

Massive joint effort for targeted cleaning of streets, houses and bulk waste removal

The Townsville City Council, Queensland Fire and Emergency Services and the Australian Defence Force will commence a three stage clean up from Thursday 7 February to Tuesday 12 February in the worst impacted suburbs including Railway Estate, Hermit Park, Oonoonba, Idalia, Rosslea, Annandale, Mundingburra and West End.

Returning residents urged to stay safe

Townsville residents returning to their homes are encouraged to take some simple steps to ensure they don’t fall prey to food poisoning, infections or injury.

Spillway maintenance underway

Townsville City Council will be taking proactive measures to repair erosion at the base of the Ross River Dam Spillway.

Heavy rainfall and flash flooding advice

Properties in Oonoonba, Hermit Park, Rosslea, Railway Estate, Cluden and Idalia may experience heavy rainfall on top of already elevated flood levels. This is likely to cause fast moving and rapidly rising water levels leading to flash flooding.

Floodwater expected to rise again

Residents in Idalia, Annandale, Aitkenvale, Rosslea, Hermit Park and Railway Estate are being warned that flood levels are expected to rise this morning due to rain.

Insurers urged to support North Queensland after the flood

Townsville Local Disaster Management Group Chair Mayor Jenny Hill is urging insurance companies to move quickly when processing claims lodged in the wake of the record flood.

Council Customer Service Centre to reopen tomorrow

The Townsville City Council Customer Service will reopen from 8:30am tomorrow.

Council provides free dumping to help with flood clean up

Townsville City Council is providing free dumping of domestic waste to help the city clean up and recover from the worst floods in memory.

Ignatius Park College Evacuation Centre to be closed

The Ignatius Park College Evacuation Centre is being closed to allow the school to reopen in coming days.

Council to establish free service for flood affected residents

Townsville City Council is investigating options to allow residents in flood-affected areas to clean up their properties for free.

Cungulla residents no longer need to boil water

The treatment station is now running, and the tap water is safe to drink.

Residents urged to avoid returning to homes in flooded areas

The Townsville Local Disaster Management Group (TLDMG) is urging residents to avoid returning to homes that have been flooded until further advice is provided.

Council Waste Services operational

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

Flash flooding warning for Bluewater, Bluewater Park, Toolakea Beach, Saunders Beach

The upper Bluewater area has received extremely high levels of rainfall in the early hours of Tuesday 5 February.

Rubbish collections to continue

Normal Tuesday rubbish collections will continue for households on streets not impacted by flooding.