2021

Growing Townsville to become a globally connected community is the focus of Council’s updated corporate plan

Council is seeking community feedback on its new corporate plan which aims to grow Townsville into a globally connected community driven by innovation and lifestyle.

King tides expected this week

Townsville City Council is urging residents in low-lying areas to prepare their properties ahead of the expected king tides.

Bin health checks to educate on recycling

A new awareness program is aiming to improve recycling across the city. The bin health checks involve visual assessments of 1000 randomly-selected households’ general waste and recycling bins.

TheatreiNQ to celebrate 10th anniversary with Council grant

TheatreiNQ is now able to stage the final instalments of its 10th anniversary production and extend its theatre training thanks to a grant from Townsville City Council.

Sporting team nets grant from Townsville City Council

A Townsville semi-professional netball team will now be able to compete in the Netball Queensland Sapphire Series thanks to a grant from Townsville City Council.

Beekeepers expand club base with new Council lease

The Townsville and District Beekeepers Association is set to expand its club base at Michael Hooper Park at Deeragun.

Siege of Tobruk 80th anniversary commemorated with memorial

Townsville City Council is marking the 80th anniversary of the Siege of Tobruk by installing a rose garden memorial to the Rats of Tobruk in front of the Tobruk Memorial Baths.

Charles Street beautification underway now

Charles Street is being spruced up with a beautification project that includes new irrigation being installed, tree plantings and a clean-up of the road medians.

Loss of JobKeeper akin to another QNI: Hill

Townsville Mayor Jenny Hill has called for the JobKeeper program to be extended until there is a widespread vaccine rollout to the general population in Australia and overseas and international borders are re-opened.

Register now for Anzac Day parades

Defence-affiliated organisations and schools are being urged to register now to participate in this year’s Anzac Day parades.

Water supply, Toomulla

Townsville City Council crews are currently working to repair a leak on a 200mm water pipe that supplies water to Toomulla.

Feral horses on the move

Motorists driving in the Black River, Bluewater and Alligator Creek areas are being warned to be on the lookout for feral horses.

Jezzine anti-hooning trial starts this weekend

A trial closure of the upper carpark at Jezzine Barracks aimed at preventing hooning activity will start this weekend.

Cyber security hub launched, manager appointed

Townsville has moved two steps closer to establishing itself as a national cyber security leader with the launch today of a new cyber security node and the appointment of the node’s inaugural manager.

Two trees to be removed from Garden of Remembrance

The Office of Australian War Graves has received approval from the Department of Environment and Heritage to remove two weeping figs from the Garden of Remembrance in Anzac Park, as the trees are in a heritage-listed zone.

Cats and kittens find love in sale success

Cats and kittens were the love language for February with 55 felines finding new homes during the Valentine’s Day Cat Sale.

Council wants your feedback on flood level information flyer

Nobody understands the impact of floodwaters the way Townsville residents who experienced the 2019 monsoon event do, which is why Townsville City Council wants locals’ feedback on the new Flood Level Information FAQ Flyer.

Townsville named one of world’s top smart cities

Townsville has joined the ranks of cities like Moscow, Philadelphia and Belfast after being named one of the SMART21 Communities of 2021 by the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) for the Intelligent Community Awards Program.

Council changes light to help baby turtles get out to sea

Turtle hatchlings on Magnetic Island will now have a better chance of reaching the ocean with Townsville City Council changing a street light near a nesting beach to a warm-coloured LED light.

Climate resilience a priority for Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island is the jewel in Townsville’s crown and Townsville City Council and the local community are working to keep it that way.