Local organisations awarded grants for community building projects

Local organisations will deliver community building projects and events thanks to grants awarded by Townsville City Council.

Boost for libraries in 2021/22 Budget

The relocation of the Thuringowa Library to the Riverway Arts Centre at a cost of $5.5 million is the centrepiece of an $11.7 million allocation for libraries in Townsville City Council’s 2021/22 Budget.

Council zeroes in on youth engagement with $5m investment

Townsville City Council’s 2021/2022 Budget includes $5 million for infrastructure and services dedicated for youth engagement.

Budget funds continue transition to new energy economy

Townsville City Council’s Budget 2021/22 delivers a $18.1 million investment into sustainable energy and environmental restoration as part of the city’s transition to a new energy economy.

Budget invests in city’s safety

Townsville City Council is continuing to play its part in keeping the community safe, with its 2021/22 Budget including a $14.7 million investment in safety infrastructure.

Water security front and centre in Council Budget

Council’s 2021/22 Budget includes a $177 million investment in water infrastructure and services, continuing Council’s strong focus on the city’s water security.

$13 million funding for Wulguru wastewater management fix

Work on stage three of the southern suburbs rising main project, which will enhance wastewater management in and around Wulguru, is set to start soon after the project attracted $13 million in Townsville City Council’s 2021/22 Budget.

Significant investment in wastewater assets demonstrates Council’s commitment to basics

Townsville City Council will invest $141.3 million in new and upgraded wastewater assets and maintenance across the city, ensuring the wastewater network can continue to service the city as it grows.

Magnetic Island a winner in Council’s 2021/22 Budget

Townsville City Council’s 2021/22 Budget includes an investment of $13.8 million for the region’s much-loved Magnetic Island.

$136.2m investment in roads and footpaths

Townsville City Council’s 2021/22 Budget includes an investment of $136.2 million in roads and footpaths.

Budget invests in arts, culture and events

Council will invest $40.8 million in culture and events over the next 12 months to ensure Townsville’s reputation as the arts and events capital of Northern Australia is not only maintained, but enhanced.

Strong financial management results in zero rates rise

Continued strong financial management will allow Townsville City Council to invest in critical infrastructure and enhance service delivery without increasing rates in 2021/22.

Budget gets the balance right

Townsville City Council’s 2021/22 Budget has struck the right chord in meeting the needs of today while setting the foundation to grow and develop the city for the future.

Residents encouraged to prepare properties before king tides

Residents in low-lying areas are being encouraged to prepare their properties ahead of king tides expected later in the week.

New retrospective showcases Townsville art great

A career-spanning retrospective of Townsville-based artist Robert Preston will be exhibited for the first time at Perc Tucker Regional Gallery from today.

Disaster resources translated into seven languages ahead of wet season

Crucial disaster management and awareness resources have been developed in several languages, thanks to a collaboration between Townsville City Council and volunteers from the local refugee and migrant communities.

Trade and migration delegation visits Townsville

Townsville is being showcased to potential investors through a trade and migration delegation that is visiting the city this week.

Rooney’s footbridge maintenance set to start

The Rooney’s Street footbridge, a crucial pedestrian link from Oonoonba to Railway Estate over the Ross River, will close for maintenance works later this month.

The Strand to host Barbecue Battle this weekend

Twenty-four teams from Queensland and New South Wales will converge on Strand Park this weekend for the Mike Carney Toyota Townsville Barbecue Battle, and there won't be a shrimp in sight.

New water main to secure water supply to Bohle Plains

Townsville City Council has engaged BMD Constructions to install a new underground water main adjacent to the Ring Road to enhance water security for the growing Bohle Plains community.