Have your say on new local law aimed at keeping Townsville looking great

Members of the public are being asked to have their say on a proposed new local law to better manage dilapidated, unsightly graffitied inner-city buildings and improve the image of our city.

How you can help make new landfill cell last longer

The Townsville community can help make a new landfill cell being built at Stuart Waste Facility last a lot longer by making greener choices in their own homes.

Thousands of items returned to Townsville CityLibraries

Almost 30,000 items have been returned to libraries across Townsville as COVID-19 restrictions ease across the state.

Council boosting disability access at major pools

Townsville City Council is upgrading facilities at two of its most popular pools to make them more accessible for people with disabilities.

Kindle a good relationship with your neighbours this winter by taking your green waste to the dump

Townsville City Council is urging residents to take advantage of being able to take green waste to the dump for free – rather than burning it at home – as more time is spent in the yard during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Easy alfresco dining still on the cards for local businesses

Townsville could soon be enjoying more alfresco dining options with Townsville City Council set to make applying for outdoor dining free and easy in response to COVID-19 restrictions.

Feast your eyes on art when Perc Tucker Regional Gallery reopens

Anyone from art afficionados through to the average Joe can book in to visit Perc Tucker Regional Gallery to enjoy The Percivals in person from 16 June.

Residents asked to showcase Townsville’s hidden gems

Intrastate travel is back on the cards and residents are being encouraged to explore the region and showcase their favourite local gems to visitors of North Queensland.

Riverway Lagoons reopen to the public

Townsville’s premier swimming destination, Riverway Lagoons, is now open.

Gulliver residents asked to take part in follow-up Liveability Survey

Gulliver residents are being asked to participate in a follow-up Liveability Survey to see how the community’s values have shifted more than one year after the initial study was completed.

Sports championships to boost COVID recovery

Townsville will look to attract state and regional school and club sports championships to assist in the region’s economic and social recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.

CBD footpaths and kerbs to get major upgrade under Works for Queensland program

An almost $600,000 major upgrade to the footpaths and kerb in a busy area in the central business district has started.

Hazard reduction burn to cut fire risk on Mount Louisa

Townsville City Council will conduct its second hazard reduction burn for 2020 on Mount Louisa this week.

Castle Hill road to re-open on Monday

A quick drive or ride up Castle Hill is back on the cards from next week with the road reopening to traffic on Monday at 5pm.

Camping back on the books with Paluma Dam reopening

Embrace the outdoors again when Paluma Dam’s campsite reopens today.

Burst water main, Julago

Townsville City Council is working to fix a burst water main at Julago, near the Stuart waste facility.

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.