2021

Mayor’s Christmas Appeal surpasses $30k

With one month to go before Christmas, the Mayor’s Christmas Appeal has collected more than $30,000 in generous donations, however Townsville businesses are still being urged to dig deep.

Townsville wishes 3rd Brigade personnel a safe and successful deployment

Mayor Jenny Hill has expressed the best wishes and support of the community to personnel from the Townsville-based 3rd Brigade who are being deployed to the Solomon Islands.

Share your Townsville stories at debut Tropic Tales events

Townsville residents have a chance to share and record their stories that will be added to Townsville City Council’s Local History Collection and listened to by future generations.

400+ submissions received on proposed changes to animal management law

Townsville City Council has published a report on the outcomes of the public consultation undertaken on proposed changes to animal management laws.

Stable on the Strand receives Council grant ahead of Riverway move

Stable on the Strand will move to Riverway for the first time this year, with Council supporting the much-loved community event with $50,000 in grants and fee waivers.

Council grants 2RAR Freedom of Entry

Council has today voted to grant the Australian Army’s 2nd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (2RAR) the right to exercise its Freedom of Entry to Townsville.

NAFA 2021 injects $11.8 million into Townsville economy

A staggering $11.8 million has been pumped into Townsville’s economy thanks to this year’s North Australian Festival of Arts (NAFA).

Need for cool pets heats up as Townsville summer sets in

Keep your pet cool, calm and comfortable this summer by using a couple of easy tricks around your home.

Controlled burn in Toomulla on Wednesday afternoon

Townsville City Council will undertake a hazard reduction burn in Toomulla on Wednesday (24 November) as it finalises preparations for the approaching wet season.

Council’s hand-up in building modernisation

Townsville City Council is working with businesses and developers to improve the attractiveness, vibrancy and safety of the city centre and its fringe through its Modernising Buildings and Activating Spaces grant.

Construction tenders released for Douglas pipeline duplication

Local businesses are being encouraged to bid for three new tenders released by Council for its project to duplicate the pipeline between the Ross River Dam and the Douglas WTP.

Innovative tracking project receives commendation

A Queensland-first system which tracks progress made towards achieving the objectives of the Townsville City Plan has been recognised at the Awards for Planning Excellence in Queensland.

Townsville says “No!” to domestic and family violence

Townsville City Council is standing against domestic and family violence this White Ribbon Day. Today (19 November) marks Council’s first White Ribbon Day since achieving White Ribbon Australia workplace accreditation.

Aerial treatment begins to eradicate Yellow Crazy Ants in southern suburbs

Townsville City Council has started the first of three Yellow Crazy Ant treatments in Alligator Creek, Brookhill, Julago and Elliot Springs today.

Community pledges to save more than 60 Olympic-sized swimming pools’ worth of water

Townsville locals have pledged to save more than 60 Olympic-sized swimming pools’ worth of water as part of National Water Week.

Community feedback wanted on future upgrades in Rollingstone, Balgal Beach

Townsville City Council is encouraging the community to have its say on future enhancements of playgrounds and community facilities in Rollingstone and Balgal Beach.

Is your pool fence code compliant?

Having a compliant pool fence is the easiest way to keep your family and friends safe as the mercury rises in Townsville.

Road upgrades for dangerous black spot

More than 1.1 kilometres of guardrail and 85 new and upgraded safety and traffic signs will be installed as part of safety enhancements to Mount Stuart Road in Roseneath.

Contractor appointed for $1 million Corcoran Park netball courts upgrade

Local company JMAC Constructions has been appointed to undertake a $1.05 million upgrade of the Corcoran Park netball courts, Townsville Mayor Jenny Hill announced today.

Community feedback wanted on revegetation project

A project to revegetate a major drain corridor in Bushland Beach to improve the quality of water flowing to the Great Barrier Reef is on the way.