2022

Blue-green algal bloom detected in Idalia lake

Council’s regular ecological water quality testing program has detected a blue-green algal bloom in the large saltwater Lake adjacent to D’Arcy Drive in Idalia, behind the Fairfield Central Shopping Centre.

Documentary screening give opportunity to learn about Looby

Learn about the life of controversial Archibald Prize winner Keith Looby at the free screening of Looby next Friday.

Riverway boardwalk re-decked to go the distance

The much-loved Riverway boardwalk is set to receive a new lease on life, with Townsville City Council starting a $948,000 renewal project on Monday.

Work starts on next stage of Charters Towers Road water main upgrade

The next stage of Townsville City Council’s Charters Towers Road water main replacement program has started.

Robotic mower is new turf for Council

Townsville City Council has taken delivery of its first robotic lawnmower that will be used for cutting grass in areas inaccessible with a traditional lawnmower or tractor-slasher.

Construction finishes on new Magnetic Island pathway

Residents and visitors can safely walk between Nelly Bay and Picnic Bay with works now complete on the new section of the pedestrian pathway.

Statement from Townsville Mayor Jenny Hill

Tonight, the Townsville sign, Victoria Bridge, Wharton Reef Lighthouse, George Roberts Bridge, Old Magistrates Court House, Central Park Boardwalk and Little Fletcher Bridge will be lit up in the colours of the Ukrainian flag to show our solidarity following the events over the last 48 hours.

Townsville Civic Theatre announces must-see 2022 season

Townsville is in for a treat this theatre season with a slew of remarkable dance, drama, cabaret, music and comedy shows at the Civic Theatre.

Recycle right to save time, money and the environment

Soft plastics, food scraps, garden clippings and bagged recyclables are among the most common items that are contaminating household recycling bins in Townsville.

$600m worth of building approvals lodged with Council in 2021

New statistics released today show more than 3,800 residential and commercial building approval applications worth close to $600 million were lodged with Townsville City Council in 2021.

Basalt boulders trial to stop sports field hooning

A trial to keep hooning vehicles out of Townsville’s sports fields will use basalt rocks as an alternative to bollards and fences.

Local law will minimise stadium impact on nearby streets

Townsville City Council has made a new local law to regulate on-street parking in the streets around Queensland County Bank Stadium on days when games, concerts or other events are held.

Have your say on proposed Magnetic Island art installation

Townsville City Council wants to hear your thoughts about bringing a world-class art installation to Picnic Bay.

New strategy to guide investment in waste and resource recovery infrastructure

Townsville City Council has endorsed a new strategy to guide investment in waste and resource recovery infrastructure through to 2040.

More than $25m worth of tenders awarded by Council in January

Townsville City Council is furthering its investment in the region’s future with the award of more than $25 million worth of tenders last month.

$20,000 grant brings Junior State Cup North back to Townsville

The 2022 Junior State Cup North will take over the Townsville Touch Association fields and Townsville Sports Reserve for a three-day tournament thanks to a $20,000 Townsville City Council grant.

State’s biggest geocaching event on its way to Townsville

A high-tech treasure hunt will travel to Townsville in April when the Cache QLD Townsville Mega Event takes over Cluden Park with the support of a Townsville City Council grant.

Work to start on new landfill cells

Construction of one of the biggest landfill cell projects ever undertaken by Townsville City Council will start in the coming weeks. Council is investing $10.6 million in the two new landfill cells at the Stuart Waste Facility, with local business Mendi Construction to undertake the work.

Council calls on café owners to join new library space

Townsville City Council is calling on café owners to add their own flavour to the new Thuringowa CityLibrary at Riverway.

Second stage of Paluma Dam Access Road works to get underway

Council has contracted local business Mendi Group to undertake the second stage of repairs to sections of Paluma Dam Access Road which were damaged during the 2021 wet season.