October

Council’s service to community continues despite impact of COVID

Townsville City Council continued to provide services and support to the community during 2020/21 despite the impact of the COVID-19 global pandemic, its latest annual report shows.

Free coaching workshop to build strong and resilient athletes

Training strong and resilient athletes was the focus of a free coaching workshop hosted by Townsville City Council in collaboration with the North Queensland Toyota Cowboys.

Wearable Art Creatives’ first exhibition opens at Pinnacles Gallery this week

Visitors will be able to have an intimate look at selected works from this year’s North Australian Festival of Arts wearable fashion showcase POSE at the new exhibition UP CLOSE.

TAFE emerging artists collaborate for new Pinnacles Gallery exhibition

The future of Townsville’s emerging artists will be explored in the new exhibition 21 at Pinnacles Gallery at the Riverway Arts Centre when it opens on Friday 29 October.

Get stepping! New Castle Hill connection complete

Construction of a new walking trail connecting Castle Hill to the CBD is now complete, with locals and tourists encouraged to experience Townsville’s newest walking track.

Celebrate the Sheffield Shield with Riverway Eats this Friday

Council is ready to knock its Riverway Eats – Cricket Edition event out of the park this Friday to celebrate Queensland and Tasmania going head-to-head for the Sheffield Shield.

Construction of Wulguru main gets underway

Construction on the third stage of the Southern Suburbs Rising Main has officially started today. The $10.4 million investment by Townsville City Council will see a gravity sewer and rising main installed in Wulguru. A separate tender to concurrently build a new pump station in the suburb will be awarded soon.

Council’s Advisory Committees call for members

Townsville City Council is seeking volunteers to sit on three advisory committees aimed at making Townsville a better place to live and work.

Sewerage main failure in Pallarenda

Townsville City Council is investigating the failure of a pressurised sewerage main in Pallarenda yesterday that caused a spill of untreated sewage.

Work underway on new pedestrian pathway on Magnetic Island

Construction has started on a new pedestrian pathway which will enhance road safety and better connect Picnic Bay and Nelly Bay on Magnetic Island.

FOGO trial off to impressive start

Over 20,000 kilograms, or 20 tonnes, of organic waste has been diverted from landfill in Townsville just two weeks into the Food Organic and Garden Organic (FOGO) trial.

Seniors recognised for outstanding contributions to Townsville

Pamela Redfern and Richard Hosking have been awarded for selflessly giving their time and effort to help make Townsville an inclusive place to live for locals and creatures great and small.

Reminder: free waste disposal this weekend

Townsville residents can dispose of domestic waste at any of Council’s waste facilities with no charge this weekend (22 - 25 October).

Warm weather increases risk of blue-green algae

With the weather warming up, Townsville residents are being reminded of the potential for a blue-green algae outbreak in the Ross River Dam this summer.

Excavator being used to clear aquatic weeds from freshwater wetlands

Aquatic weeds are being removed from parts of the freshwater wetland network in Idalia using an excavator and aquatic booms.

Council crews dig in on drainage maintenance

Townsville City Council crews are focusing on drain maintenance in the lead-up to the region’s traditional wet season, ensuring Townsville’s 160 kilometres of open drainage network operates more effectively.

Sign up now for Council procurement meetings

Businesses across Townsville can now sign up to meet with the Townsville City Council procurement team face-to-face to learn how to become a supplier for Council.

Renewed call for Townsville and North Queensland to get COVID jab

As Queensland prepares to enter the next stages of the COVID-19 global pandemic, Mayor Jenny Hill has again urged Townsville residents to get vaccinated.

Disaster Ready Day to help residents prepare for the wet season

The temperature and the humidity have begun to rise, and Townsville City Council has set the date for Disaster Ready Day before the wet season sets in for the summer.

Open day to teach families how to go green at home

Give the whole family green thumbs at the Rowes Bay Sustainability Centre’s open day. The free fun day this Sunday will teach how to improve your home and garden.