2021

Residents urged to think local this Christmas

Townsville City Council is asking residents to give Townsville businesses the ultimate gift this Christmas by shopping locally.

Artists, venue owners invited to NAFA Fringe Festival information night

Artists, performers, creatives and venue owners are now able to register for the 2022 North Australian Festival of Arts (NAFA) Fringe Festival.

Briefing on recycled water treatment plant project this week

Townsville City Council will host a briefing for contractors and consultants interested in working on its upcoming Cleveland Bay Recycled Water Treatment project on Friday 10 December 2021.

Arrival of wet season sees mosquito treatments ramp up

Townsville City Council has ramped up its proactive mosquito management activities following recent rains.

Fend off food-borne illness this festive season

Between cold prawns, warm ham, indulgent puddings and cheese-laden grazing boards, it’s hard to know where to start with food safety during the festive season.

Carols By Candlelight headline act announced

Homegrown singing sensation Trent Bell will lead a stellar concert line up at this year’s Carols By Candlelight.

Mayor welcomes city’s nomination as hydrogen cluster

Mayor Jenny Hill has welcomed today’s announcement that Townsville’s NQH2 Consortium has been named one of three new hydrogen clusters.

City to come to life with Christmas cheer this Saturday

Watch Townsville’s CBD transform into a merry metropolis when sparkling Christmas lights are brought to life at this Saturday’s Christmas in the City.

More than half a million Townsville CityLibraries items borrowed in 2021

Every once in a blue moon a book will be so popular that it will spend almost the whole year checked out of Townsville CityLibraries.

Make the most of Townsville CBD with free two-hour parking

Townsville City Council is giving you good Claus to do your Christmas shopping in the CBD with free two-hour parking in the city this December.

Council grants to bring communities together for Christmas

Twenty-five festive events across 22 suburbs will each receive a $200 grant through Townsville City Council’s Bringing Christmas Together initiative.

Flinders St (between Denham and Stokes streets) closure

Flinders Street between Denham and Stokes streets has been temporarily closed to vehicles this afternoon at the request of a building contractor undertaking work on the Hotel Grand Chancellor.

Get Active Expo calls for 2022 exhibitors

The Get Active Expo is expanding in 2022 to spread across Townsville Stadium and Townsville Basketball to pack even more action into the highly anticipated event.

Council announces dates for NAFA 2022

Dates for the 2022 North Australian Festival of Arts (NAFA) have been announced bringing the award-winning event forward by a month to take advantage of Townsville’s perfect winter events season.

Masterplan to explore opening dam for recreational use

The development of a new masterplan will explore the recreational and tourism potential of the Ross River Dam and the surrounding area.

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.