2020

Road repairs begin on Magnetic Island

Disaster reconstruction funding will help Townsville City Council repair a residential road on Magnetic Island that was damaged in last year’s unprecedented monsoon.

AFL Grand Final on the big screen at Riverway Stadium

Football fanatics and families alike will be able to enjoy a big-screen viewing of the AFL Grand Final at Riverway Stadium this weekend.

TLDMG annual training exercise tackles significant rainfall, a tropical cyclone and COVID-19 outbreak

Responding to significant rainfall and a developing tropical cyclone while dealing with a COVID-19 outbreak was the challenge set for the Townsville Local Disaster Management Group’s (TLDMG) annual training exercise today.

Residents encouraged to avoid Vincent roadworks

Motorists are being urged to avoid Nathan Street near the intersection at Fulham Road as Townsville City Council upgrades the sewerage network, with works commencing this Sunday 18 October.

First aerial mosquito treatment of the wet season completed today

The first aerial mosquito treatment of the wet season was completed today following high tides across the city.

New tourist park for Balgal Beach on the horizon

Balgal Beach’s reputation as one of Townsville’s most popular camping and RV destinations is about to be bolstered with Townsville City Council’s planning and development committee yesterday recommending an application for a new tourist park be approved.

Townsville City Council apprentices take out top trade accolades

Three Townsville City Council apprentices have taken out four incredible accolades at the 2020 Townsville Trade Excellence Awards this month.

New childcare centre recommended for approval

Townsville parents could soon have a new childcare option, with a development application for a childcare centre on Bundock Street recommended for approval yesterday.

Have a hoot taking part in next week’s Aussie Backyard Bird Count

You don’t need to be a birdwatcher to help collect valuable data for Bird Life Australia next week.

NAFA COVID Safe debuts brand new art experience

Experience the dawn of a new art project when Dancenorth brings awake to The Strand as part of the North Australian Festival of Arts (NAFA) COVID Safe.

Call for businesses, activities for summer school holiday guide

Make the most of these school holidays by listing your business and activities in the School Holiday Guide 2020: Summer Edition.

Industry briefings for stage 2 of Haughton pipeline

Townsville City Council will host a further four industry briefings on the second stage of the Haughton pipeline project next Friday 23 October 2020.

Stony Creek Bridge reopening to dual lanes of traffic

Townsville City Council will be reopening Stony Creek Bridge on North Shore Boulevard to dual lanes of traffic with a 5 tonne load limit from today.

Free dump weekend is back

There is no better time to clean up the yard and prepare for storm season than now with free dump days just around the corner.

Beauty Rich and Rare to illuminate Australia’s rich history

Experience the wonder botanist Joseph Banks felt on his voyage from England to Australia 250 years ago with the immersive audio-visual exhibition Beauty Rich and Rare.

New odour control unit to be installed

Townsville City Council will invest more than $1.5 million to install a new odour control unit at the Mather Street Pump Station.

Townsville to turn purple to support World Mental Health Week

Townsville’s landmarks will turn purple next week in support of World Mental Health Week.

Residents urged to nominate local heroes for Australia Day Awards

Nominations are open now for the 2021 Australia Day Awards and Townsville City Council is looking for the city’s incredible local heroes.

Beach restoration to begin on The Strand next week

More than 2,500m³ of sand will be used to restore the beach on The Strand next week as part of erosion mitigation works.

Townsville in top 100 sustainable destinations in the world

Townsville has been named as one of this year’s top 100 sustainable destinations in the world alongside the Galapagos Islands and the Bay of Plenty by global certification group Green Destinations.