2022

Relocation underway ahead of new Riverway Library opening

The new Riverway Library is tracking on schedule to open early next year, with Council starting the relocation of the long-running Thuringowa Library next month.

Townsville residents encouraged to have their pets microchipped for free

Council is offering free microchipping to registered dogs and approved cats at CityLibraries Aitkenvale on Saturday 5 November.

Clarifiers set to increase city’s water treatment capacity

Townsville’s water treatment capacity is on track to be significantly enhanced with the addition of two new clarifiers at the Douglas Water Treatment Plant, marking a vital step forward for the city’s water security.

Environmental works to start on Rowes Bay Foreshore

Townsville City Council will undertake works to maintain the beach pedestrian access paths along Rowes Bay Foreshore this week.

Council delivers Annual Report 2021/22

Townsville City Council’s visionary plan to grow Townsville into a globally connected, sustainable and progressive city has been bolstered by the 2021/22 financial year’s efforts as outlined in the latest annual report.

A spooky spin on Townsville Eats for Halloween

Townsville City Council’s hugely popular Townsville Eats event is once again holding a special Halloween Edition on Saturday, 29 October in Flinders Street East.

How to tell mosquitoes to buzz off this summer

Townsville locals are being urged to do their part to limit the breeding of mosquitoes in their backyards as wet weather begins.

Save the date for Get Ready Townsville

Make sure your family and friends are ready for emergency situations and high-risk weather by heading along to Get Ready Townsville next month.

The 80s come back to life in stellar mix tape musical

Theatre fans should expect big songs, bigger hair, and an unforgettable night of all their favourite 80s hits when Council presents All Fired Up at Townsville Civic Theatre.

Adopted three-legged cat a purr-fect fit in its new home

Greg the three-legged cat from Townsville City Council’s Animal Care and Adoption centre is proving to be the new star attraction and a much-loved member of the team at local business Feed 2 Go.

Beloved singer-songwriter to help bring Jane Eyre to life at Townsville Civic Theatre

Australian singer-songwriter Sarah McLeod will help bring the classic Charlotte Brontë novel Jane Eyre to life on Wednesday, November 2nd at Townsville Civic Theatre.

Take The Pledge to conserve water this National Water Week

Council is encouraging residents to embrace the challenge of reducing water use in the home and across our gardens to help make every drop count this National Water Week.

New parking meters prepared to roll out across Townsville

Townsville City Council is preparing to roll out a new parking experience with the addition of more than 100 new parking meters in the city centre.

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.

Townsville welcomes State Opera South Australia’s Love Burns

A dark true crime comedy is making its mark on North Queensland audiences as State Opera South Australia brings Love Burns to Townsville Civic Theatre this month.

Council releases plan to tackle affordable housing problem in Townsville

A plan to support affordable housing availability in Townsville has been endorsed at September’s Ordinary Meeting of Council.

Environmental works start on The Strand ahead of turtle nesting season

Excavators, trucks and heavy machinery are working on a section of The Strand beachfront to help reduce the impact of erosion and protect coastal vegetation.

Koalas net safety gain on busy Magnetic Island road

An innovative and cost-effective idea is helping to keep koalas safe on one of Magnetic Island’s busiest roads.

FOGO to go-go to June 2023

Townsville City Council will continue to collect valuable data on its Food Organics Garden Organics (FOGO) initiative after councillors voted at the last Ordinary Meeting of Council to extend the trial until the end of the financial year.

Council trials new passive irrigation solution

A new Water Smart Tree Planting project at Heatley will test three different designs of passive tree irrigation solutions to beautify the streetscape and increase shade while helping Townsville City Council integrate methods to improve stormwater treatment before it reaches the Great Barrier Reef.