New childcare centre recommended for approval

Townsville parents could soon have a new childcare option, with a development application for a childcare centre on Bundock Street recommended for approval yesterday.

Have a hoot taking part in next week’s Aussie Backyard Bird Count

You don’t need to be a birdwatcher to help collect valuable data for Bird Life Australia next week.

NAFA COVID Safe debuts brand new art experience

Experience the dawn of a new art project when Dancenorth brings awake to The Strand as part of the North Australian Festival of Arts (NAFA) COVID Safe.

Call for businesses, activities for summer school holiday guide

Make the most of these school holidays by listing your business and activities in the School Holiday Guide 2020: Summer Edition.

Industry briefings for stage 2 of Haughton pipeline

Townsville City Council will host a further four industry briefings on the second stage of the Haughton pipeline project next Friday 23 October 2020.

Stony Creek Bridge reopening to dual lanes of traffic

Townsville City Council will be reopening Stony Creek Bridge on North Shore Boulevard to dual lanes of traffic with a 5 tonne load limit from today.

Free dump weekend is back

There is no better time to clean up the yard and prepare for storm season than now with free dump days just around the corner.

Beauty Rich and Rare to illuminate Australia’s rich history

Experience the wonder botanist Joseph Banks felt on his voyage from England to Australia 250 years ago with the immersive audio-visual exhibition Beauty Rich and Rare.

New odour control unit to be installed

Townsville City Council will invest more than $1.5 million to install a new odour control unit at the Mather Street Pump Station.

Townsville to turn purple to support World Mental Health Week

Townsville’s landmarks will turn purple next week in support of World Mental Health Week.

Residents urged to nominate local heroes for Australia Day Awards

Nominations are open now for the 2021 Australia Day Awards and Townsville City Council is looking for the city’s incredible local heroes.

Beach restoration to begin on The Strand next week

More than 2,500m³ of sand will be used to restore the beach on The Strand next week as part of erosion mitigation works.

Townsville in top 100 sustainable destinations in the world

Townsville has been named as one of this year’s top 100 sustainable destinations in the world alongside the Galapagos Islands and the Bay of Plenty by global certification group Green Destinations.

New Regional Arts Development Fund round opens for Townsville

Artists, organisations and creative businesses can now prepare to bring their ideas to live through a new round of the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF).

Book in to have your cats and dogs microchipped for free

Get your furry friends microchipped with a brand new appointment-only free microchipping program for registered dogs and approved cats across Townsville.

Taskforce calls for Shedspace funding

An Australian-first initiative that gives young adults in Townsville a place to engage in activities that promote mental health and wellbeing should receive ongoing funding, according to the COVID-19 recovery taskforce.

Simulation training precinct provides SPARK for region’s future

The region’s COVID-19 recovery taskforce has thrown its support behind calls to establish a simulation training park in Townsville.

Garden provides dry tropics education

Townsville City Council has officially opened a water demonstration garden in Anderson Gardens today.

On your marks. Get set. GO! New Mount Louisa walking trail to open

More than 3.5km and 1,700 steps are waiting for Townsville residents eager to take on Mount Louisa with the trail officially opening tomorrow.

Installation of replacement pontoons gets underway

Townsville City Council has floated the first of four replacement pontoons that will once again give residents and sporting groups easier access to Ross River.