FOGO trial off to impressive start

Over 20,000 kilograms, or 20 tonnes, of organic waste has been diverted from landfill in Townsville just two weeks into the Food Organics Garden Organics (FOGO) trial.

Seniors recognised for outstanding contributions to Townsville

Pamela Redfern and Richard Hosking have been awarded for selflessly giving their time and effort to help make Townsville an inclusive place to live for locals and creatures great and small.

Reminder: free waste disposal this weekend

Townsville residents can dispose of domestic waste at any of Council’s waste facilities with no charge this weekend (22 - 25 October).

Warm weather increases risk of blue-green algae

With the weather warming up, Townsville residents are being reminded of the potential for a blue-green algae outbreak in the Ross River Dam this summer.

Excavator being used to clear aquatic weeds from freshwater wetlands

Aquatic weeds are being removed from parts of the freshwater wetland network in Idalia using an excavator and aquatic booms.

Council crews dig in on drainage maintenance

Townsville City Council crews are focusing on drain maintenance in the lead-up to the region’s traditional wet season, ensuring Townsville’s 160 kilometres of open drainage network operates more effectively.

Sign up now for Council procurement meetings

Businesses across Townsville can now sign up to meet with the Townsville City Council procurement team face-to-face to learn how to become a supplier for Council.

Renewed call for Townsville and North Queensland to get COVID jab

As Queensland prepares to enter the next stages of the COVID-19 global pandemic, Mayor Jenny Hill has again urged Townsville residents to get vaccinated.

Disaster Ready Day to help residents prepare for the wet season

The temperature and the humidity have begun to rise, and Townsville City Council has set the date for Disaster Ready Day before the wet season sets in for the summer.

Open day to teach families how to go green at home

Give the whole family green thumbs at the Rowes Bay Sustainability Centre’s open day. The free fun day this Sunday will teach how to improve your home and garden.

Tune up your lunchtime with Music in the City’s return

Enjoy your lunch in the city with free live performances when Music in the City returns to the CBD this Friday. The free lunchtime concert series is shifting into Flinders Lane to give people in the city a vibrant way to pass their lunchtime.

Aussie Backyard Bird Count takes flight in Townsville

Without feather ado, Council and Birdlife Australia are kicking off this year’s Aussie Backyard Bird Count. The count runs from Monday 18 to Sunday 24 October 2021.

Sign up now to add your activities to the School Holiday Guide

Spruik your summer activities for free in this year’s School Holiday Guide 2021: Summer Edition. Submissions are now open for local businesses, organisations and youth groups.

More than a tonne of Maggie Island waste saved from landfill

Almost 70 kilograms of waste materials on Magnetic Island found a new life each day last month, with locals and visitors making the most of the Magnetic Island Tip Shop.

Townsville named a Top 100 Sustainable Destination

Townsville has been named in the 2021 Global Top 100 Destination Sustainable Stories competition, alongside places such as Port Douglas, Kyoto, Alberta, and the Falkland Islands by Green Destinations.

Community interest and COVID restrictions extend consultation period

Community consultation on proposed changes to Townsville’s animal management laws has been extended to Friday 29 October 2021.

Residents asked to care for water and Country this National Water Week

Townsville City Council wants you to do your part to eliminate water waste this National Water Week by taking the pledge to save water and signing up for Water Night 2021.

Rediscover Palmetum after recent enhancements

Townsville locals are being encouraged to rediscover Palmetum, after the 17-hectare botanical garden underwent a number of recent enhancements. With a major irrigation upgrade, pathway and accessibility improvements and the re-opening of the garden’s café, Tumbetin Lodge, Palmetum is ready and waiting for locals and visitors alike.

Darling footpath pathing a safer way to school

A popular route for school children will be made safer, with Townsville City Council building a new footpath along Darling Road in Jensen.

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.