2022

Townsville’s development activity steady despite economic challenges

Townsville City Council’s latest Development Activity Report shows the city is continuing to show resilience in the face of costs-of-living pressures, interest rate increases and global economic uncertainty.

Submit your School Holiday Guide activities now

Local businesses, organisations and youth groups can now submit their low cost or no cost activities for Townsville City Council’s School Holiday Guide spring edition.

Three weeks left for businesses to apply for grant funding

Business owners in Townsville have just three weeks left to get their applications in for grant funding to activate city streets through improving the attractiveness, vibrancy and safety of their building.

Council calls on local businesses to tender for $43 million works

Townsville City Council has called out to all local gardening, mowing, slashing, weed control and outdoor management businesses to apply for up to $43 million in parks and open spaces work.

Shuttle buses available for Seniors Lifestyle Expo

Seniors in Townsville will have a boatload of information available to them at the nautical-themed Seniors Lifestyle Expo from 10am to 1pm on Tuesday 23 August 2022.

Eats to feed stampede for final Cowboys’ home games

Council is getting behind the Cowboys and helping to cheer on the team during their run in to the finals by putting on two Townsville Eats events.

What’s On Townsville website receives industry-leading refresh

The What’s On Townsville website receives a whopping one million clicks per year and has just been refreshed with new industry-leading functionality.

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.

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.