2020

Carmichael rail network announcement great news for Townsville

Townsville Mayor Jenny Hill has welcomed today’s announcement that BMD had been awarded the $350+ million contract to build the Carmichael Mine rail network.

New building to strike right chemistry for scientists

A new $5 million laboratory at the Douglas Water Treatment Plant will provide more space for scientists to improve current services and expand into new areas that assist the city.

Tender awarded for new leachate pond

A $3.8 million tender has been awarded to Mendi Constructions to build a new and improved leachate pond at the Stuart Waste Facility.

Algal bloom detected in Idalia Freshwater Lake

Townsville City Council’s regular ecological water quality testing program has detected a large blue-green algal bloom in Freshwater Lake in Idalia, near Springside Terrace.

Townsville Annual Show holiday to stay in place

Residents will enjoy the Townsville Annual Show holiday on July 6 after a resounding show of support for keeping the holiday in place.

New RADF grants round open for Townsville

A new round of the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) grants is now open for artists, organisations and creative businesses.

Tender awarded for upgrade to Horseshoe Bay Treatment Plant

Townsville City Council will invest more than $900,000 to upgrade the odour control unit and undertake remediation works at the Horseshoe Bay Treatment Plant.

Cyber security node for Townsville

Townsville will be at the forefront of cyber security capability development and innovation with a new cyber security node to be established in the city.

Stage 1 of Haughton pipeline project complete

Construction of stage 1 of the Haughton pipeline is complete.

Collaborative project protecting the Great Barrier Reef from litter

The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park has been given an extra layer of protection to stop stray litter making its way into the ocean.

Council upgrading troublesome intersections

Townsville City Council and the Federal Government are working together to reduce the risk of accidents at two busy intersections.

Water outage, Magnetic Island

Townsville City Council crews are responding to a broken water main on Magnetic Island.

Townsville community centres now open for bookings

Townsville residents can now book a spot at one of eight community centres run by Townsville City Council across the city for when they reopen on 12 June.

Playground and recreation hub taking shape at Illich Park

Townsville City Council is constructing an exciting new playground as part of a multi-million dollar upgrade of Illich Park in Aitkenvale.

Rowes Bay beach sand replenishment underway

Rowes Bay beach will be replenished using sand from the mouth of the Ross River as part of Council’s annual beach renourishment works.

Council CEO to step down

Mayor Jenny Hill has paid tribute to Council chief executive officer Mike Chiodo, who announced his retirement today.

Lansdown major amendment adopted

Townsville City Council has today formally adopted an amendment to its planning scheme to create a new, jobs-generating industrial precinct on the former Lansdown Station site at Calcium near Woodstock.

Commercial permits established for e-scooters

Townsville City Council has voted to establish a commercial permit system to facilitate the operation of electric scooters (e-scooters) in Townsville.

Council creating safer school zones for children

Townsville City Council is working to enhance safety around three local schools.

Contract awarded to replace Ross River pontoons

Four pontoons that were irreparably damaged during the 2019 monsoon event in Townsville will now be replaced by local company CivilPlus Constructions.