2022

Upgrades to Rasmussen boat ramp access road start next week

Council will start work on a $180,000 upgrade to the access track that connects the Loam Island boat ramp to the Loam Island Rowing Club car park on Monday.

Council tackling invasive pest at Alligator Creek

Townsville City Council will continue its broad-scale Yellow Crazy Ant treatment at Alligator Creek this week in attempt to eradicate the invasive pest from the area.

Submit your activities into the Easter School Holiday Guide

Submit your low-cost or no-cost activities now to be featured in the upcoming Easter School Holiday Guide.

Call for community-led design on inner-city skate park

Townsville City Council will work with the community to co-design a new skate park in Garbutt.

Comedy kicks off Morning Melodies at the Civic Theatre

Join the man who has been labelled the “finest musical humourist in the world” for the first Morning Melodies show of the season next Wednesday.

Get your cameras rolling for new video competition The Buzz

This year’s Eco Fiesta is going to be a hive for bee-based entertainment with the addition of a brand new video competition.

Matildas to play New Zealand in Townsville

Australia’s Matildas will play their first game in North Queensland when they take on the New Zealand Ferns on 8 April in a historic match at Townsville’s Queensland Country Bank Stadium.

You’d be barking mad to miss this ACAC pet sale

Furry felines and playful puppies are now on sale for Townsville locals looking to give a pet their new fur-ever home.

Boost for Townsville-based national simulation training and research facility

An industry-leading simulation training facility is a step closer with Council's Business Services and Finance Committee recommending the establishment of a company to bring the facility to fruition.

Eco Fiesta to be a hive for thousands of native and European visitors this June

Save the date to celebrate 30 years of the Eco Fiesta at Anderson Gardens this June.

Idalia wetland management focuses on plants, wildlife

Crews from Townsville City Council are maintaining their focus on monitoring and managing the Idalia wetlands, which play a significant role for the local area’s wildlife and ecological health.

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.