Mount Louisa Walking Track to undergo maintenance

The Mount Louisa Walking Track will be closed for five days next week as Townsville City Council undertakes maintenance on the popular attraction.

Horseshoe Bay renourishment works

A project to replenish sand along the Horseshoe Bay shoreline is underway with more than 5,000 cubic meters being relocated to mitigate the impact of coastal erosion.

Hotel development receives tick of approval

Townsville City Council has formally approved the development application for a new hotel adjacent to The Ville Hotel and Casino on the breakwater.

Townsville households to take part in FOGO trial

Around 1,500 households in Idalia, Burdell, Heatley, and Vincent will be taking part in a trial of dedicated food organics and garden organics (FOGO) bins as part of Townsville City Council’s efforts to reduce the amount of waste ending up in landfill.

Grant awarded for centenary celebrations of Soroptimist International

One hundred years of Soroptimist International will be celebrated by the Townsville Breakwater chapter with a grant awarded by Townsville City Council this week.

HMAS Paluma gets nod for final Freedom of Entry March into Paluma

The commanding officers, officers, and sailors of the HMAS Paluma (IV) have been granted permission to conduct one last Freedom of Entry March into the township of Paluma.

Last chance to have your say on Bluewater Park play equipment

A new playground is on the way for Bluewater Park and the community is being urged to have their say on what play equipment gets installed through Council’s Have Your Say platform before it closes this Friday.

Rates notices get a new look this August

Townsville ratepayers will receive a new look rates notice in their mailbox or inbox this August.

Music stars to perform free show at Queens Gardens

Internationally acclaimed didgeridoo superstar William Barton will join violinist Grace Clifford, clarinettist Lloyd Van’t Hoff, the Barrier Reef Orchestra and 1RAR Band to perform in the Australian Festival of Chambers Music’s free Queens Gardens Concert this Sunday.

Townsville schools come together for National Tree Day

Students from across Townsville are playing their part in Australia’s largest community tree planting event with today’s National Tree Day event at Riverway.

King tide expected Friday night

A small king tide is expected this Friday and residents in low-lying areas are being urged to prepare their properties.

Statement regarding the postponement of Tropic Sounds, NAFA performances

COVID lockdowns in southern states have forced the postponement of Tropic Sounds, Pot-Pourri and By A Thread in Townsville as part of the North Australian Festival of Arts.

800kg panels airlifted onto Black Weir as part of monsoon repair

Townsville City Council has successfully completed works on Black Weir to repair damage sustained during the unprecedented 2019 monsoon floods, with large concrete panels being airlifted onto the weir as part of the complex project.

NAFA introduces two new performance hubs

Two new performance hubs are opening up in Townsville as part of the North Australian Festival of Arts 2021.

Hazard reduction burn scheduled for Mt Louisa

Townsville City Council will partner with Queensland Fire and Emergency Services to undertake a bushfire hazard reduction burn on Mt Louisa on Tuesday (20 July).

Ephemera: Seaside Sculptures transforms Strand waterfront

Townsville’s largest open-air exhibition is back, with Ephemera: Seaside Sculptures opening on the Strand this Saturday.

Bin health checks help improve recycling habits across city

Townsville households have improved their recycling habits following bin health checks that offered feedback on contaminated bins.

Yothu Yindi to play free concert in Townsville for NAFA

Yothu Yindi is bringing the spirit of Arnhem Land to Townsville for a free concert this Friday as part of the North Australian Festival of Arts.

Statement regarding the cancellation of the Australian Concerto and Vocal Competition

Townsville City Council shares the community’s disappointment that the organisers of the Australian Concerto and Vocal Competition (ACVC) cancelled the event, which was to be held from July 16-20.

Mayor welcomes troops arriving for Talisman Sabre training exercise

The number of defence force personnel in Townsville is set to swell in the coming weeks as the city and surrounding region plays its part in the biennial Talisman Sabre training exercise.