2021

Council’s free Creative Studio brings The Warrior Project to life

Estelle Poots is making the most of the free Aitkenvale Library Creative Studio to craft a message of hope and strength for women across Townsville.

Townsville Mountain Bike Strategy 2021-2031

Today Council adopted the Townsville Mountain Bike Strategy 2021-2031 following extensive community consultation.

Council supports Townsville Eisteddfod

Council has thrown its support behind one of North Queensland’s most beloved cultural events, the Townsville Eisteddfod, with the approval today of a $25,000 grant.

Ephemera brings more than 180,000 visitors to The Strand

The incredible turn-out has proven just how popular Ephemera is when it takes over Townsville’s premier waterfront location biennially.

Hazard reduction burn in Rollingstone this week

The burn, which aims to manage vegetation on 3.3 hectares of land behind Rollingstone State School, will be conducted from 4pm, Wednesday 25 August and continue into the early evening.

Water main upgrade in Hermit Park, Hyde Park complete

Townsville City Council has completed a crucial $2.1 million upgrade to water mains funded under the Queensland Government’s COVID Works for Queensland program.

Pandemic babies to be welcomed in special ceremony

Families with babies born during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic can now register for a special Welcoming Babies Ceremony at the Palmetum next month.

Touring Indigenous art exhibition opens at Pinnacles Gallery

Collaborative exhibition In Cahoots will bring art created in the spirit of cross-cultural collaboration to Pinnacles Gallery from next week.

Tree lighting installed at Picnic Bay

New innovative and sustainable lighting has been installed in trees along Picnic Bay’s dining strip.

Get into the Christmas spirit early with Festive Flag Competition

Twenty young talented artists will have their flags on display as part of our Christmas Together celebrations, igniting Christmas cheer across the city.

Queens Gardens blossoms with install of new rose garden

Queens Gardens is blossoming with the installation of the new rose garden complete and planting of 150 rose plants finished.

New CityLibraries Zoom Room to help jobseekers, students

Having a quiet space to hold digital meetings has never been more important, which is why CityLibraries Aitkenvale has launched its new Raintree Zoom Room.

Tens of thousands converge on NAFA in 2021

The award-winning festival brought art, culture and entertainment to Townsville despite the challenges of rolling COVID lockdowns across the country during July.

Townsville artists to benefit from RADF in 2021-2022 grant rounds

Townsville artists will be able to apply for a share of $100,000 in Regional Arts Development Fund grants through Townsville City Council thanks to the support of Arts Queensland.

Prospective proponents invited to tender for land at Lansdown

Townsville City Council has today issued a new call for tenders from potential proponents to establish themselves at the Lansdown Eco-Industrial Precinct as momentum continues to build for the development.

Sand bagging exercise kicks off preparations for wet season

North Queensland might still be shivering through winter, but Townsville City Council has started to get ready for summer and the region’s traditional wet season.

Reid Park COVID testing site to close at 4pm today - 11 August

The drive-through COVID testing site at Reid Park will close today (Wednesday 11 August) at 4pm.

Extensive vandalism to park irrigation systems

Council is asking for public assistance to identify those responsible for extensive vandalism to irrigation systems in 19 parks across Townsville in the past week.

Do you have what it takes to build a city?

Townsville City Council is on the hunt for individuals wanting to advance their knowledge and skills while helping build the Townsville of tomorrow, through the 2022 intake of apprentices and trainees.

Additional Townsville COVID testing site to open Tuesday

An additional drive-through COVID-19 testing site will open in Townsville tomorrow (Tuesday 10 August) in response to a sudden increase in demand for testing locally following a case in Cairns.