2022

Free graffiti removal kits available now

Illegal graffiti has long been a blight on our community, but with the introduction of Council’s graffiti removal kits, residents can join the battle to keep Townsville looking its best.

Council to reprofile Magnetic Island beach

Townsville City Council will help strengthen Nelly Bay’s coastal defence, as reprofiling work on the beach starts this week.

Let the rain do the heavy lifting in your garden

Townsville City Council is urging the community to let the rain do the heavy lifting now in order to conserve water while keeping lawns looking their best.

Double the drama in store at Civic Theatre this week

Theatre afficionados are in for a treat this week as New Zealand theatre company A Slightly Isolated Dog brings two huge shows to Townsville Civic Theatre.

Works set to begin on new addition to Riverway community precinct

The next chapter of the Riverway Lagoon and community precinct will begin later this month as works begin on a new library and community hub.

Green thumbs get go ahead for Sunday’s Community Tree Planting Day

This week’s wet weather hasn’t put a dampener on plans for Townsville City Council’s Community Tree Planting Day this Sunday.

Encouraging results for street sweeper recycling trial

A trial to recycle material collected by street sweepers could help divert the equivalent of 80,000 fully-loaded wheelie bins of waste from going to landfills and save ratepayers more than $200,000 a year while helping to keep Townsville streets clean.

Bluewater playground and oval upgrades are complete

Children can now enjoy a new state-of-the-art playground at Bluewater Park after Townsville City Council completed upgrades to the open space.

Music in the City returns for 2022 season

Grab your lunch and get your groove on when Music in the City returns to Townsville CBD today.

NAFA favourite joins headline acts for 2022

The North Australian Festival of Arts is proud to announce its headline acts for 2022, including free concerts and a festival favourite’s return.

Curtain rises on Festival of One-Act Plays

Short, sharp and showstopping performances will take over Townsville Civic Theatre this weekend for the Festival of One-Act Plays.

Council commissions $5.3 million pipeline to strengthen suburban water security

Townsville City Council is enhancing suburban water security through the commissioning of a new $5.3 million pipeline connecting the Douglas Water Treatment Plant to Condon under the Ross River.

Renewal works underway at two popular Townsville skate parks

Townsville’s skateboarding community will soon have access to enhanced facilities with renewal works at the Peggy Banfield and Murray skate parks currently underway.

Applications open for Council’s graduate program

Townsville City Council will give graduates the tools to advance their careers as applications open for its 2023 Graduate Program.

Get ready to make your move in May

It’s time to start planning how you’ll make your move in May with the active travel initiative offering up weekly prizes throughout the month.

Six arts grants approved

New arts projects including a community beautification endeavour and a writers’ workshop will be brought to life in Townsville thanks to six RADF grants approved at this week’s Council meeting.

Masterplan endorsed for Harold Phillips Park

A plan to upgrade Harold Phillips Park has reached another milestone after councillors endorsed the masterplan for the Garbutt park at today’s Ordinary Meeting.

Colourful bird takes top spot in new Aussie Backyard Bird Count data

New data released this month shows rainbow lorikeets visit Townsville backyards and parks more than any other avian species.

Remediation work on Magnetic Island road to start soon

Townsville City Council has contracted local business Mendi Group to undertake repairs on about 5km of West Point Road on Magnetic Island which was damaged during last year’s wet season.

NAFA tickets now on sale

The curtain will rise in June on Townsville’s premier arts and cultural event, the award-winning North Australian Festival of Arts (NAFA), with tickets now on sale.