2021

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.

Townsville City Council successfully completes White Ribbon Australia accreditation

Townsville City Council is proud to announce it has successfully completed the White Ribbon Australia Workplace Accreditation Program.

Put your green thumb to work this Sunday for National Tree Day

Townsville residents are being encouraged to be part of an expected 300,000 Australians who participate in Australia’s largest community tree planting event on National Tree Day this Sunday.

Residents have their say on new Riverway Library

More than 100 Townsville residents have put their hands up to take the next step in shaping the future of Townsville City Council’s new library at Riverway, following more than 340 Have Your Say Townsville submissions on the new community development.

Council rolls out new tendering system

Townsville City Council has rolled out a new tendering system for businesses to secure upcoming work.

Nominate outstanding senior residents for 2021 Seniors Awards now

Do you know an outstanding senior who has gone above and beyond for the benefit of Townsville?

Townsville Palmetum receiving major irrigation system upgrade

Townsville’s premier botanic garden is receiving an almost $2.1 million enhancement to the irrigation network system.

Writers to find their happily ever after with Short Story Competition

Once upon a time, there was a city council encouraging budding writers across Townsville to enter the 2021 Short Story Competition before time ran out.

Council invests $5.3 million to strengthen suburban water security

Townsville City Council will further enhance suburban water security by upgrading a key pipeline that supplies water to Rasmussen and Condon at a cost of $5.3 million.

Hervey Range hazard reduction burn

Townsville City Council will conduct a large hazard reduction burn on Hervey Range this Wednesday (4 August) as it continues to focus on bushfire mitigation.

Mount Louisa Walking Track to undergo maintenance

The Mount Louisa Walking Track will be closed for five days next week as Townsville City Council undertakes maintenance on the popular attraction.

Horseshoe Bay renourishment works

A project to replenish sand along the Horseshoe Bay shoreline is underway with more than 5,000 cubic meters being relocated to mitigate the impact of coastal erosion.

Hotel development receives tick of approval

Townsville City Council has formally approved the development application for a new hotel adjacent to The Ville Hotel and Casino on the breakwater.

Townsville households to take part in FOGO trial

Around 1,500 households in Idalia, Burdell, Heatley, and Vincent will be taking part in a trial of dedicated food organics and garden organics (FOGO) bins as part of Townsville City Council’s efforts to reduce the amount of waste ending up in landfill.

Grant awarded for centenary celebrations of Soroptimist International

One hundred years of Soroptimist International will be celebrated by the Townsville Breakwater chapter with a grant awarded by Townsville City Council this week.

HMAS Paluma gets nod for final Freedom of Entry March into Paluma

The commanding officers, officers, and sailors of the HMAS Paluma (IV) have been granted permission to conduct one last Freedom of Entry March into the township of Paluma.

Last chance to have your say on Bluewater Park play equipment

A new playground is on the way for Bluewater Park and the community is being urged to have their say on what play equipment gets installed through Council’s Have Your Say platform before it closes this Friday.