2021

RADF grants help propel creative Townsville projects

Six Townsville artists and groups can move ahead with their creative projects with almost $50,000 in Regional Arts Development Funds (RADF) grants approved during Townsville City Council’s last week.

Reinsurance pool announcement for North Australia welcomed

Townsville Mayor Jenny Hill has welcomed the Australian Government’s announcement of a North Australian reinsurance pool.

More than 1,800 flies released to minimise spread of invasive weed

More than 1,800 stem-galling flies have been released by Townsville City Council to minimise the spread of the highly invasive Siam Weed (Chromolaena odorata).

City Street Eats to enliven CBD next Saturday

Flinders Street, Flinders Lane and City Lane and City Arcade will be taken over by a mini festival next Saturday (May 8), with the best in Townsville’s food, drinks and live entertainment activating the city centre.

Progress being made on second stage of Haughton pipeline

Work on the second stage of the Haughton pipeline is progressing with a number of milestones achieved in recent weeks.

New exhibition explores Graphic Tendencies

Works from the City of Townsville Art Collection are being brought centre stage for the new exhibition Graphic Tendencies.

More than 1,000 grasses planted for endangered finch

A local habitat home to the black-throated finch is growing thanks to the planting of more than 1,000 native grasses in the Oak Valley Nature Reserve.

Council lines up for Triathlon and Multisport Festival

Council has thrown its support behind the 2021 Townsville Triathlon and Multisport Festival being held from 13-15 August.

Council grants help push community group projects forward

Three groups across the city will be able to dive into projects to help boost involvement in their communities thanks to Townsville City Council grants.

Magnetic Island Race Week receives Council support

Magnetic Island Race Week will be back in September with its biggest contingent yet with the support of Townsville City Council.

Construction of new water mains on Arcadia Road to begin next week

Townsville City Council’s continued focus on delivering quality services on Magnetic Island will see construction of new water mains on Arcadia Road start next week.

New corporate plan receives positive feedback from community

Townsville City Council’s proposed new corporate plan has received the enthusiastic backing of the community.

Child protection the focus for ‘Mower Man’

Claude ‘The Mower Man’ Harvey isn’t like most 74-year-old men. The Gold Coast retiree is walking across Australia while pushing a lawn mower to spread awareness of sexual assault against children and to raise money for child protection organisation Bravehearts.

Shoreline reprofiling at Balgal Beach this week

Balgal Beach is getting a facelift as Townsville City Council makes headway with reprofiling the shoreline this week.

Council adopts City Plan success indicators

A Queensland-first system being implemented by Townsville City Council is tracking progress made towards achieving the objectives of the Townsville City Plan.

Incident at Council worksite, Ross River Road

Townsville City Council is investigating after crews working on a footpath project on Ross River Road inadvertently damaged an underground electrical supply cable this morning.

Free microchipping dates extended

Free microchipping days have proven so popular that Townsville City Council will extend the program through to the end of the year.

All hands on deck for jetty refurbishment

A much-loved piece of community infrastructure, the Strand jetty, is set to receive a new lease on life.

Ross River pipe removal to start next week

A 20-metre length of steel pipe weighing around 25 tonnes that washed on to the banks of the Ross River adjacent to Apex Park during 2019’s unprecedented monsoon is set to be removed.

Maintenance of area used for roadside memorial

Townsville City Council advises that it will conduct routine grass maintenance on Ross River Road outside Weir State School, including the area used for a memorial to Jennifer Board.