2021

Rates notices get a new look this August

Townsville ratepayers will receive a new look rates notice in their mailbox or inbox this August.

Music stars to perform free show at Queens Gardens

Internationally acclaimed didgeridoo superstar William Barton will join violinist Grace Clifford, clarinettist Lloyd Van’t Hoff, the Barrier Reef Orchestra and 1RAR Band to perform in the Australian Festival of Chambers Music’s free Queens Gardens Concert this Sunday.

Townsville schools come together for National Tree Day

Students from across Townsville are playing their part in Australia’s largest community tree planting event with today’s National Tree Day event at Riverway.

King tide expected Friday night

A small king tide is expected this Friday and residents in low-lying areas are being urged to prepare their properties.

Statement regarding the postponement of Tropic Sounds, NAFA performances

COVID lockdowns in southern states have forced the postponement of Tropic Sounds, Pot-Pourri and By A Thread in Townsville as part of the North Australian Festival of Arts.

800kg panels airlifted onto Black Weir as part of monsoon repair

Townsville City Council has successfully completed works on Black Weir to repair damage sustained during the unprecedented 2019 monsoon floods, with large concrete panels being airlifted onto the weir as part of the complex project.

NAFA introduces two new performance hubs

Two new performance hubs are opening up in Townsville as part of the North Australian Festival of Arts 2021.

Hazard reduction burn scheduled for Mt Louisa

Townsville City Council will partner with Queensland Fire and Emergency Services to undertake a bushfire hazard reduction burn on Mt Louisa on Tuesday (20 July).

Ephemera: Seaside Sculptures transforms Strand waterfront

Townsville’s largest open-air exhibition is back, with Ephemera: Seaside Sculptures opening on the Strand this Saturday.

Bin health checks help improve recycling habits across city

Townsville households have improved their recycling habits following bin health checks that offered feedback on contaminated bins.

Yothu Yindi to play free concert in Townsville for NAFA

Yothu Yindi is bringing the spirit of Arnhem Land to Townsville for a free concert this Friday as part of the North Australian Festival of Arts.

Statement regarding the cancellation of the Australian Concerto and Vocal Competition

Townsville City Council shares the community’s disappointment that the organisers of the Australian Concerto and Vocal Competition (ACVC) cancelled the event, which was to be held from July 16-20.

Mayor welcomes troops arriving for Talisman Sabre training exercise

The number of defence force personnel in Townsville is set to swell in the coming weeks as the city and surrounding region plays its part in the biennial Talisman Sabre training exercise.

Council backs State Govt on Lansdown road and rail deal

The Lansdown Eco-Industrial Precinct development has reached an important milestone with Townsville City Council formally agreeing to partner with the Palaszczuk Government to deliver a suite of road and rail projects to enhance access to the site.

Twilights pop-up space to reimagine Flinders East

Townsville City Council, in collaboration with the nearby traders, is opening a new pop-up community space on Flinders Street East that will host events and create a new waterfront experience for residents and visitors.

Agreement necessary on City Deal initiatives

Townsville City Council will continue to work with the Queensland and Australian governments to find agreement on projects to be funded under the Townsville City Deal.

Spiegelhauer Road receives major upgrade

An unsealed road that leads to iconic Townsville locations such as Crystal Creek and Paluma Dam has been upgraded.

NAFA 2021 to kick off tonight

The curtain will rise on Townsville’s premier arts and cultural event, the North Australian Festival of Arts or NAFA, tonight <July 3>.

Disaster group welcomes end to lockdown, thanks community

Local Disaster Management Group chairperson Jenny Hill has welcomed today’s announcement that the three-day lockdown of Townsville and Magnetic Island will end at 6pm.

Third COVID testing site to open today at Murray Sporting Precinct in Annandale

A third drive-through COVID testing site will open in the carpark of Townsville Stadium at the Murray Sporting Precinct today (1 July) as agencies work together to hasten COVID-19 testing in response to a recent identified case in the community.