2022

Business incentives now open to medium-density residential zoned areas

Businesses in medium-density residential zoned areas will now be able to access incentives as part of Townsville City Council’s City Activation and Jobs Growth Policy.

Entries open for Festive Flags competition

Townsville City Council is calling all junior artists to help the city get into the Christmas spirit by submitting an entry for this year’s Festive Flags competition.

Entries now open for 2023 Ephemera: Seaside Sculptures

Now is the time for artists to vie for one of Australia’s biggest art prizes by entering next year’s Ephemera: Seaside Sculptures.

Foreshore restoration to increase natural resilience at Toolakea

Toolakea’s foreshore will receive a makeover starting this week as Council crews start works to reduce the impact of erosion and protect coastal vegetation.

Work finishes on Riverway boardwalk

More than five linear kilometres of walkway decking, one linear kilometre of joists and 80 linear meters of bearers have been removed and replaced as part of the works completed on the Riverway boardwalk renewal project.

Free pet microchipping this weekend at CityLibraries Aitkenvale

Townsville’s pooch parents and feline families can get their fur babies microchipped for free this weekend at CityLibraries Aitkenvale.

Call for local performers to audition for Carols by Candlelight

It may still be a few months until the man in the big red suit comes to visit North Queensland, but Townsville City Council has already opened auditions for this year’s Carols by Candlelight.

500 city projects delivered in challenging environment

In a year marred by unseasonal wet weather and global events impacting labour supply, rising costs and supply chain challenges, Townsville City Council delivered more than 500 capital projects for the Townsville community.

Get Active Expo on this weekend at Townsville Sports Precinct

Townsville locals wanting to get active are urged to get to the Get Active Expo this weekend.

A vote for action on a Games for all Queenslanders

Townsville City Council voted at yesterday’s Ordinary Meeting of Council to support the establishment of the Townsville 2032 Legacy Working Group in a bid to actively pursue opportunities for regional communities in the lead up to the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Council calls for bigger say on developments in high flood risk areas

Townsville City Council has called for changes to the Queensland Planning Act to give local governments more powers to evaluate slab-on-ground developments in high flood risk areas.

New Strand sculpture inspired by North Queensland’s past and lifestyle

The newest piece of permanent public art on The Strand has people asking if it is something from Stranger Things, War of the Worlds or completely out of this world.

Award winners deliver poignant performance: Undertow

A powerful production about the trying times youth face will take to the stage at Townsville Civic Theatre this week.

Stump camera infrastructure installed at Riverway Stadium

Riverway Stadium will be able to host more first class and international cricket matches after new state-of-the-art stump camera enabling infrastructure was installed at the grounds this month.

Nationally-recognised Townsville arts awards on tonight

More than 90 pieces of ceramic art will be judged by acclaimed ceramics artist Dianne Peach for the 50th anniversary of the North Queensland Ceramic Awards tonight (Friday 22 July).

Call for Olympic action for North Queensland

North Queensland leaders are calling for action on promised Olympic legacy infrastructure for local government areas outside Brisbane.

Eye-catching exhibition to take over Perc Tucker Regional Gallery

Construction workers have taken over Perc Tucker Regional Gallery with Pat Hoffie’s Hi-Vis exhibition shining a light on the role of personal protective equipment in the Australian workplace.

One week left to nominate for Senior of the Year Awards

There’s just one week left to nominate a stand-out senior Townsville citizen for the 2022 Senior of the Year Awards.

New sensors speed up blue-green algae detection

Blue-green algae levels will now be able to be detected in just hours instead of days thanks to new high-tech sensors installed at the Ross River Dam.

Tigers, Swans set to keep kicking goals at Murray Sports Precinct

Townsville City Council has assured the future of the city’s local AFL competition after councillors endorsed new leases for AFL Queensland, Curra Swans and Hermit Park Tigers.