2020

COVID-19 changes liveability priorities for Gulliver residents

Being close to nature, access to quality public spaces, and being able to walk to public shops have been ranked as the top priorities for 417 Gulliver residents in the latest Liveability Survey.

Conditional approval for extension to Rowes Bay residential care facility

Townsville City Council has given conditional approval to an application to extend a residential aged care facility in Rowes Bay.

Community living reimagined by Townsville student

An Oonoonba State School student has won top honours in a state-wide competition that encouraged students to create and plan their perfect community.

Sand replenishment to keep Horseshoe Bay great

More than 8,000 cubic metres of sand will be repositioned along the Horseshoe Bay shoreline in the coming weeks to mitigate the impact of erosion along the beach.

Radio broadcast celebrates anniversary of war’s end

A special 1945-era radio talk show featuring local veterans and community members who lived through World War II will be broadcast in Townsville as part of a celebration of the 75th anniversary of the end of the war.

Litter sorting identifies waste being washed down the drain

Stormwater litter baskets across the CBD are being emptied and sorted this week to collect data about what items are most likely to make it into the city’s waterways.

Time to throw your support behind your local sporting clubs

Townsville City Council is encouraging residents to get behind their local sporting clubs as sports kick off again across the city.

Aerator to help keep Ross River Dam healthy

A $1.5 million project to install an aerator at Ross River Dam, the largest source of potable water in the Townsville region, has started.

Crack out colouring pens for chance to win Festive Flag Competition

Putting coloured pens to paper now could pay off at Christmas time for entrants to this year’s Festive Flag Competition.

Mayor welcomes funding commitment by Herbert MP

Mayor Jenny Hill has welcomed Herbert MP Phillip Thompson’s commitment today that the $195 million in Federal funding previously earmarked for the Haughton pipeline stage two will remain in Townsville.

North Queensland Ceramic Awards winners announced

A Townsville man is one of the five winners from the 2020 North Queensland Ceramic Awards.

$350k redevelopment provides a ride down memory lane

Townsville City Council is giving residents a chance to relive their childhood and create new memories with their kids at Kevin Schreiber Rotary Park in Currajong.

Paws to pick up your pet’s poop

Furry residents are leaving smelly surprises behind on popular walking paths, prompting Townsville City Council to remind locals to scoop their dogs’ poop when out and about.

Have your say for mountain bike strategy

Mountain biking enthusiasts and nature lovers are being asked for their input as the city plans for dedicated mountain bike trails across the Townsville region.

Council working to create happy campers

Townsville City Council has updated its proposed Recreational Vehicle (RV) and Camping Strategy after receiving more than 250 submissions on the draft.

Cheers! Beer bottles a foundation for major road upgrade

Townsville City Council is recycling 2.3 million beer bottles and around 720 tonnes of concrete in a major road works project at Stuart.

More than $77,000 awarded to Townsville artists through RADF

Artists from across Townsville doing it tough in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic have now secured more than $77,000 in Round 2 of the 2019/2020 Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) grants.

Strategy aims to secure region’s position as Defence hub

A new 10-year strategy launched today aims to ensure Townsville and North Queensland remains one of Australia’s key Defence locations for decades to come.

Spare water smart items distributed to sporting clubs and community organisations

Sporting clubs and community organisations are real winners after Townsville City Council distributed left over water smart items to more than 50 groups.

Tobruk Memorial Baths re-open

The Tobruk Memorial Baths on The Strand have re-opened following an $11.3 million redevelopment.