2019

Residents asked to reduce use of washing machines and dishwashers during rain event

Residents are being encouraged to reduce their use of washing machines, dishwashers and stop backwashing their pools during the rain event.

Alligator Creek evacuation centre opened

The Alligator Creek Bowls Club has been established as an evacuation centre and will be open at midday.

Flash flooding warning for residents in Nome, Julago and Alligator Creek

Properties in Nome, Julago and Alligator Creek areas may experience intense rainfall on top of already elevated flood levels. This may cause fast moving and rapidly rising water levels leading to flash flooding. Residents are advised to move to higher ground if concerned.

Bluewater evacuation centre reopened

The Bluewater Community Centre has been reopened as an evacuation centre.

Council providing free sand and sandbags

Townsville City Council is providing free sand and sandbags at the following locations.

Motorists urged to be careful around rock slide on Sturt Street

A rock slide has occurred on Sturt St and a lane is closed to traffic.

Disaster response call centre now open

The Townsville Local Disaster Management Group has activated the disaster response call centre for any information relating to the current weather event.

Council providing free sand and sandbags

Townsville City Council is providing free sand and sandbags at the various locations for residents.

Council’s animal shelter evacuated

Townsville City Council’s Animal Shelter has been closed and animals are being relocated due to flooded roads around the shelter and potential flooding of some animal pens.

Bluewater evacuation centre open

The Bluewater Community Centre has been established as an evacuation centre.

Townsville Local Disaster Management Group moves to Stand Up

The Townsville Local Disaster Management Group (TLDMG) has moved to ‘Stand Up’ as heavy rain continues to fall over the Townsville area.

Spillway gates on Ross River Dam to be opened

The spillway gates on Ross River Dam will be opened today, as the level approaches 100 per cent.

Townsville Local Disaster Management Group moves to Alert

The Townsville Local Disaster Management Group has moved to ‘Alert’ as the wet weather continues.

Council simplifies grants process

Townsville City Council is launching a new simpler, faster and better grants program.

Council helping residents prepare for wet weather

Townsville City Council is providing free sand and sandbags for residents who may need them throughout the wet weather this week.

Water Smart Package makes big splash with local businesses

Several local firms are big winners from Townsville City Council’s $10 million Water Smart Package.

Council has bowhunters aiming for a successful future

Townsville’s Bowhunters can keep their eyes on their targets thanks to a new 10-year lease with Townsville City Council.

20 jobs supported through making city streets greener

Work has begun to green up the CBD by planting trees throughout the city – and supporting 20 local jobs.

Townsville’s Australia Day Award Winners

Townsville’s Australia Day Awards winners have been recognised by the community in a ceremony at Jezzine Barracks today.

Pipeline project boosting Townsville’s advanced manufacturing

Townsville Mayor Jenny Hill and Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk toured the local advanced manufacturing plant creating the fittings for the city’s new water pipeline.