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.

Townsville residential lot releases almost triple in 2020

Townsville has recorded a 190 percent increase in residential lots released for construction in 2020, in a building boom bolstering the city’s post-pandemic economy.

Council on the right path to student safety

Townsville City Council is constructing a new footpath on Bayswater Rd near a popular school to help make the area safer for students and other pedestrians.

Second stage of Horseshoe Bay drainage works underway

The second stage of a $6 million project to enhance drainage around Horseshoe Bay Park on Magnetic Island has started.

Council to launch new-look graduate program

Graduates will have the opportunity to fast-track their career pathway and access industry specific training and professional development through Townsville City Council’s new-look graduate program.

SES review findings must be released: Hill

Regional mayors are calling on the State Government to release a report on a review of the SES as a matter of urgency.

Explore Townsville’s parks this Parks Week

With 372 parks, 203 playgrounds, 21 off-leash parks and 3 world-class botanic gardens, Parks Week is the perfect opportunity to explore Townsville and enjoy our green spaces.

Mosquito numbers on the rise

Mosquito numbers are on the rise following the rain and high tides over the past few months.

Northern Fringe Festival artist registrations extended

Artist registrations for this year’s Northern Fringe Festivals are being extended until March 19, giving creatives a few more weeks to sign up.

Get to know your community this Neighbour Day

Enter Townsville City Council’s Neighbour Day competition for the chance to win $200 to help you get to know your neighbours better.

Digital advertising rules to be updated

Council is set to update rules around digital advertising across the city.

Additional sand bag site open

Townsville City Council advises that an additional sand bag location is now available at the corner of Mt Low Parkway and Bruce Highway in Mt Low.

Townsville claims top two spots in SLSQ best beaches list

Townsville’s reputation as the premier tropical destination in Northern Australia has been further bolstered taking out the two top gongs in Surf Life Saving Queensland’s best beaches list for this summer.

Two sand bag sites now open

Townsville City Council advises that sand and bags are currently available at Bluewater Community Centre, 14 Forestry Road, Bluewater and opposite the TCC depot at 113 Dalrymple Service Road, Garbutt.

Townsville locals warned to ignore scam calls

Residents are being warned to ignore scam phone calls about overdue library fines in Townsville.

Be prepared for any weather eventuality

Townsville City Council is encouraging residents to be prepared for wet weather with a tropical low sitting just off the North Queensland coast.

Townsville preferred location for Singaporean detachment

Mayor Jenny Hill has welcomed the announcement that Townsville is the preferred location for the Singaporean Army detachment as part of the Australia-Singapore Military Training Initiative (ASMTI).

Dog owners on notice following spate of attacks

Townsville City Council is urging dog owners to ensure they are being responsible pet owners after a spate of attacks across the city.