New community event to celebrate Our Townsville

Date published: 7 May 2021

Townsville City Council will host a new community expo in June to showcase the city’s past, present and future and is calling on stallholders to help ensure the event goes off with a bang.

The Our Townsville event will combine all of the fun of Eco Fiesta, Heritage Day and Disaster Ready Day with the Get Active, Pet and Mentally Healthy expos in one mega-event at Anderson Gardens on June 6.

Our Townsville is being produced with joint funding from the Australian and Queensland Governments under the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA) Category C Flexible Funding Grants Program.

Mayor Jenny Hill said the event was a way to celebrate the best of Townsville.

“Our Townsville will bring the community together to celebrate our diverse community and the values, freedoms and lifestyle that we are lucky enough to enjoy living here,” Cr Greaney said.

“We have an incredibly resilient community, and that strength is something that we deserve to celebrate.

“It’s been a tough few years, with the 2019 monsoon event and COVID-19, but we’re still standing strong together.”

Community and Cultural Development Committee chairperson Ann-Maree Greaney said the expo would cover a broad range of interests.

“This is a one-stop shop for locals to check out what’s new in sustainability, to start getting disaster ready, to brush up on their mental health knowledge, to sign up for a new way to stay active and healthy and to get the latest tips and tricks for responsible pet ownership,” Cr Greaney said.

“We want there to be something for everyone, so if you are a stallholder make sure you get your applications in. We’re also keen to hear from entertainers and food trucks.”

The DRFA flexible funding grants are being delivered under the Category C Community Development Program established after the 2019 monsoon trough floods.