2021

RADF Round 1 now open to Townsville art practitioners

Townsville artists can now apply for a grant from the Regional Arts Development Fund Round 1 through Townsville City Council. Council partners with Arts Queensland to deliver the grants, which support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.

Cable theft endangers safety

The theft of an estimated $25,000 worth of underground cabling from Reid Park will endanger the safety of the community, Mayor Jenny Hill said.

Road project ensures dam access is tip-top for summer holidays

Council will next week begin the first stage of a project aimed at giving the Paluma Dam Access Road a new lease on life before the busy summer holidays.

Entries now open for The Percivals 2022

Applications for The Percivals 2022 are now open, with artists from across the country invited to apply for the prestigious visual arts competition.

Treatment aims to eradicate Yellow Crazy Ants

Townsville City Council hopes a final treatment being applied to a Yellow Crazy Ant infestation in Douglas this month will eradicate the pest from the area.

Additional COVID testing sites to open

The Townsville Local Disaster Management Group (TLDMG) is supporting the Townsville Hospital and Health Service to open two additional COVID-19 testing sites. A testing site will open at the Reid Park pit complex at 1pm today (30 September) and will be operated by Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology.

$500k pump renewal to provide enhanced water security for Cungulla and Giru

Council is investing in water security for Cungulla and Giru by contracting local business CivilPlus Constructions to replace two pumps that supply raw water to the Giru Water Treatment Plant.

First tender called for dam to treatment plant pipeline duplication project

Council has issued a call for tenders to supply and deliver pipe and fittings for the upcoming duplication of pipeline between the Ross River Dam and Douglas Water Treatment plant.

Transparency key to Townsville City Council operations

Transparency is at the core of Townsville City Council’s day-to-day processes and operations, with the organisation championing this week’s 2021 International Access to Information Day theme.

Residents told to not rubbish Council’s free green waste disposal

Townsville City Council is reminding residents to take advantage of the city’s year-round free green waste disposal as we head towards the wet season.

Rugby double-header reinforces reputation as key Australian events destination

Last night’s Rugby Championships double-header and city street party has reinforced Townsville’s reputation as a world-class events destination, Mayor Jenny Hill has declared.

Conserve and protect our local waterways through Adopt-a-Creek

Townsville schools and community groups are being encouraged to take part in Creekwatch through the Adopt-a-Creek program launching on World Rivers Day this Sunday (26 September).

Garbutt’s Magpies Park set for makeover

A major renewal to Magpies Park in Garbutt will begin next month after community consultation and feedback was received for proposed enhancements to the space.

Have your say on proposed animal management laws

Townsville residents are invited to have their say on proposed changes to the animal management local law.

Contractor appointed for stage 3 of Southern Suburbs main project

Construction on the third stage of the Southern Suburbs Rising Main is set to kick-off within weeks after Townsville City Council today engaged Newlands Civic Construction to undertake the project.

Edify’s Lansdown Green Hydrogen Facility gets tick of approval

The development of the Lansdown Eco-Industrial Precinct has achieved a new milestone today with Townsville City Council formally approving the first development application over land within the precinct.

New Castle Hill connection to open soon

Construction of a new walking trail connecting Castle Hill to the central business district is well-advanced, with the completed trail set to open soon.

Railway Estate pathway project gets underway

A road and pathway enhancement along First Street in Railway Estate which will improve safety and access to Townsville State High School is underway now.

New citizens welcomed at dinky-di Aussie location

Townsville City Council has used an iconic Aussie location to officially welcome 57 of our nation’s newest citizens to the community today.

Microchipping the corg-key to responsible pet ownership

Townsville City Council is encouraging local pet owners to book their paw-fect pal in to get chipped at Council’s free microchipping day this Wednesday.