2021

BOM return welcome: Hill

Mayor Jenny Hill has welcomed today’s announcement that locally-focused meteorologists will again be based in Townsville to support the local community before and during natural disasters.

Community invited to give feedback on draft Mountain Bike Survey now

After extensive community consultation and preparation, Townsville City Council’s draft Mountain Bike Strategy 2021-2031 is now available for feedback.

Learn about sustainability around the home at Rowes Bay this weekend

Whether it’s learning how to be sustainable at home, taking a tour of the Rowes Bay wetlands or discovering some of Australia’s birds of prey, there is something for everyone at the Rowes Bay Sustainability Open Day.

Townsville builders reminded to stick to noise timeframes

Townsville City Council is reminding builders of their responsibility to stick to the Environmental Protection Act’s construction noise timeframes.

Townsville’s bin collections streamlined with updates to truck routes

To further streamline and enhance the waste collection service, a small number of Townsville properties will see a change to their weekly bin collection day from next month.

East End Eats to take over Flinders St before Reds, Chiefs game

Following the success of City Street Eats, Townsville City Council and Flinders Street East traders will team up to host East End Eats on Saturday 29 May before the Reds v Chiefs game at Queensland Country Bank Stadium.

Hermit Park water infrastructure enhanced with $5.2 million upgrade

Townsville City Council will replace more than 4.5km of pipes beneath Charters Towers Road and Ross River Road as part of a $5.2 million project aimed at ensuring the ongoing reliability of the city’s water network.

Damaged fig to be removed - Anderson Gardens

A damaged fig (ficus) tree will be removed by Townsville City Council from Anderson Gardens this Wednesday (19 May) after it showed signs of significant damage to its trunk.

CBD parking free on stadium event days

Parking in the Townsville CBD will be free from 2pm this Thursday when the North Queensland Cowboys take on the Newcastle Knights at Queensland Country Bank Stadium.

Tones and I to take stage in Townsville as part of NAFA 2021

Tones and I will headline the new Tropic Sounds concert in Queensland Country Bank Stadium as part of this year’s North Australian Festival of Arts (NAFA) this July.

Licensing essential for cosmetic tattooing

If you’re someone who gets microblading, feathering or other cosmetic tattoos, Townsville City Council wants you to make sure you’re visiting licensed technicians.

Triandra Track on Castle Hill closed from Monday

Townsville City Council will begin trapping wild dogs on Castle Hill from Monday for the safety of track walkers and their pets.

Road reconstruction to enhance access to popular precinct

Council’s focus on improving infrastructure across Townsville is continuing with a project to reconstruct two streets in Currajong beginning next week.

New laboratory officially opened

A $5 million expansion of the laboratory located adjacent to the Douglas Water Treatment Plant will ensure Townsville remains on the cutting edge of scientific analysis for decades.

Diseased fig to be removed tomorrow - Cape Pallarenda Road

Townsville City Council will remove a diseased Banyan Fig (Ficus Benghalensis) from Cape Pallarenda Road tomorrow (May 12) as it has become a safety risk to the community.

Townsville to turn purple for domestic violence awareness

Townsville City Council is raising awareness of domestic and family violence in the month of May by turning landmarks across Townsville purple.

Messengers to land in Townsville for NAFA

A not-so-little flock of birds will be spreading a message of hope and joy when they land in Townsville this July as part of the Messengers of Townsville public art installation.

New community event to celebrate Our Townsville

Townsville City Council will host a new community expo in June to showcase the city’s past, present and future and is calling on stallholders to help ensure the event goes off with a bang.

Council relining 1km of sewage main in $730,000 project

Townsville City Council has started relining a 1km section of the sewerage main beneath Nathan Street in Cranbrook and Heatley this week.

RADF grants help propel creative Townsville projects

Six Townsville artists and groups can move ahead with their creative projects with almost $50,000 in Regional Arts Development Funds (RADF) grants approved during Townsville City Council’s last week.