Council upgrading troublesome intersections

Townsville City Council and the Australian 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.

NQ councils bolster recovery taskforce

North Queensland’s recovery from the COVID-19 global pandemic has been turbocharged with the north’s five local councils agreeing to join forces to accelerate the region’s recovery.

Winners of The Percivals 2020 announced

A North Queensland artist has been named the winner of the $40,000 acquisitive Percival Portrait Painting Prize 2020.

Council taps into new green tech to cap landfill

Townsville City Council is the first council in Australia to use the environmentally friendly bituminous geomembrane to cap a landfill site, managing methane leakage from waste and accelerating site rehabilitation.

Townsville CBD’s Street Art Trail extends with new artwork

A brand new mural created by art collective ALL HOURS will bring a fresh splash of colour to Ogden St in Townsville’s CBD.

Castle Hill hazard reduction burn next week

Townsville City Council will conduct its first hazard reduction burn of the year on Castle Hill next week.

Accelerated COVID-19 recovery is in the BAG

Some of the Townsville business community’s heaviest hitters have come together to provide advice on initiatives and policies to support the city’s recovery from the COVID-19 global pandemic.

Community barbecues to start cooking again

The skies are set to remain grey at the weekend, but that hasn’t stopped Townsville City Council from getting its barbecues ready to sizzle again from Saturday.

Council holds digital forums for potential suppliers

Local businesses now have the opportunity to digitally connect with Townsville City Council’s procurement team to learn how to become a Council supplier.

Mayor thanks selfless volunteers this National Volunteer Week

Townsville Mayor Jenny Hill has thanked Townsville’s selfless community of volunteers this National Volunteer Week.

Tender proposals open for new Solar Shade Project

An innovative new Solar Shade Project is a step closer to providing shaded carparks and foothpaths between the Stadium Precinct and Townsville’s CBD with tenders going to market for the Council-first initiative.