North Queensland life inspires Short Story Competition winners

The prompt “my life in the North” has inspired three winning Townsville CityLibraries Short Story Competition pieces from more than 100 entries.

Festive flags fly across Townsville to mark the start of Christmas

Twenty talented artists will have their Christmas-themed artworks displayed on festive flags across Townsville.

Picnic Bay Jetty shines with new underwater lights

Picnic Bay Jetty will be basking in the glow of new lights after Townsville City Council finished creating a new after-dark tourist attraction there this month.

Health sciences hub vision for Townsville

Townsville could become the largest regional health sciences hub in Australia, attracting highly-skilled doctors and medical researchers to North Queensland.

Make sure your pool fence is compliant before Christmas

As Townsville heats up, it’s high time to check whether your pool fence is compliant with the Queensland Development Code.

Townsville City Council stands up against violence this White Ribbon Day

Townsville City Council is encouraging its employees and the wider community to stand up, speak out and take action against gender-based violence this White Ribbon Day.

Unsafe tree to be removed

Townsville City Council will remove part of a Banyan Fig (Ficus Benghalensis) from opposite the old Queens Hotel on The Strand from tomorrow (21 November) as it has become a safety risk to the community.

How to defend your dog from parvovirus this summer

Keep your dog safe from parvovirus this summer by making sure it gets its vaccinations on time.

Council’s not kitten around with end of month cat sale

Find the purrfect new addition for your home with the Townsville City Council Animal Care and Adoption Centre’s sale on cats and kittens.

New look carols for 2020 more inclusive for community

Christmas is back with a new look in 2020 with the annual Carols by Candlelight going online to be enjoyed from the comfort of home loungerooms, neighbourhood get togethers and community group gatherings.

Dr Prins Ralston appointed CEO of Townsville City Council

Townsville City Council today announced the appointment of experienced senior executive Dr Prins Ralston as its Chief Executive Officer.

Residents invited to have their say about naming of boat ramp

Townsville City Council is seeking community feedback on naming a boat ramp in Cungulla after Reg Hinspeter to acknowledge his significant contributions to the development of the area.

Booking system for free campgrounds online now

A brand new booking system for Townsville City Council’s free Recreational Vehicle (RV) and camping sites has launched this week.

Skype with Santa this Christmas

Get your COVID-safe photo with Santa for free this Christmas with Townsville City Council’s Skype With Santa events.

Residents encouraged to have an emergency plan ready ahead of wet season

Townsville City Council is urging residents to make COVID-19 prevention a priority when they develop their emergency response plans for the wet season.

Local businesses to benefit from environmental grant funding

First Nations and youth unemployment are the focus of a new Townsville City Council program that will repair river and beach locations damaged in the 2019 unprecedented monsoon.

Water meters to douse Magnetic Island expenses

Townsville City Council has installed 1616 smart water meters to help reduce water consumption and cut ongoing costs on Magnetic Island.

Drivers urged to avoid Blakey’s Crossing

Townsville City Council is urging motorists to avoid a section of Ingham Road while crews upgrade the bridge at Blakey’s Crossing.

New Northern Fringe Festival Information Night date announced

After being postponed due to poor weather, the Northern Fringe Festival 2021 is now holding its first information night.

Residents urged to get their cyclone kit ready before wet season kicks off

Townsville City Council is urging residents to have their emergency kit ready before the wet season kicks into gear.