2021

New citizens welcomed at dinky-di Aussie location

Townsville City Council has used an iconic Aussie location to officially welcome 57 of our nation’s newest citizens to the community today.

Microchipping the corg-key to responsible pet ownership

Townsville City Council is encouraging local pet owners to book their paw-fect pal in to get chipped at Council’s free microchipping day this Wednesday.

Townsville Laboratory leads the way in offering new testing service

A new testing service offered at Townsville’s Laboratory is primed to address a gap in North Queensland’s health sector.

Tune up your lunchtime with Music in the City’s return

Enjoy your lunch in the city with free live performances when Music in the City returns to the CBD next month.

Race to get vaccinated before wet season

Cleaning your gutters, pruning trees, preparing an emergency kit, getting vaccinated against COVID-19 – Townsville residents are being urged to add a new item to their preparation checklist.

Participating residents receive new bin, kitchen caddy and liners ahead FOGO trial launch

Residents in Idalia, Heatley, Vincent and Burdell are receiving their new lime-green-lidded bins ahead of the food organic and garden organic (FOGO) trial commencing in October.

Celebrate 60 years since the 60s at Townsville Seniors Week

Townsville seniors are invited to celebrate 60 years since the 60s at Council’s Seniors Week Luncheon next month.

Secret Life of Pets 2 kicks off Riverway Movie Nights revival

Take a peek into what pets do when you’re not home with a free screening of Pixar’s Secret Life of Pets 2 at Riverway Stadium this Friday.

World turns its eyes to Townsville for 2021 Rugby Championship

Townsville is ready to stand centre stage as one billion eyes around the globe set sight on the city for the 2021 Rugby Championship.

Townsville Seniors Award winner shares her story

In late October last year, Patricia Carr won a Townsville Seniors Award. Just weeks earlier, a brain tumour threatened to rob her of the skill that she was nominated for.

Darling footpath pathing a safer way to school

A popular route for school children will be made safer, with Townsville City Council building a new footpath along Darling Road in Jensen.

Proposed changes to animal management laws

A review into animal management in Townsville has been completed with Townsville City Council proposing changes to better protect the community, the environment, and pets with irresponsible owners.

Paluma Dam spillway enhancement begins this week

The Paluma Dam spillway will get a $1.2 million enhancement ahead of the wet season with construction of a new protective slab beginning this week.

Industry briefing on pipeline project

Townsville City Council will host a briefing for contractors, suppliers and consultants on the upcoming duplication of the pipeline between the Ross River Dam and the Douglas Water Treatment plant.

Local business to open in historic Tumbetin Lodge

Tumbetin Lodge has been given a new lease on life with a local business taking up residence in one of Townsville’s most beautiful historic buildings.

Council gives green light for first stage of the Hive development

Townsville City Council has approved the application for the first stage of the Hive development opposite Reef HQ at 1 Flinders Street, in the central business district.

Spring into City Street Eats tomorrow night

Spring isn’t the only thing that’s sprung-up this week, with City Street Eats setting up along Flinders St to herald in the new season.

Community has their say on sports for multipurpose court at Horseshoe Bay Park

Residents and visitors to Magnetic Island eager to get in a bit of physical activity will be able to play four different sports on the new multipurpose court.

Townsville celebrates Australian Flag’s 120th birthday at special event

The Australian Flag is a familiar icon which brings people together under a united symbol and Townsville City Council is hosting a ceremonial event today to mark its 120th birthday.

Join the Great Northern Clean Up on Magnetic Island this September

Townsville residents are being called up to take part in the Great Northern Clean Up on Magnetic Island.