2022

$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.

Tokyo technique to take over Townsville’s premier art gallery

Ninety artists from across the country and overseas are pushing the limits on a Japanese printmaking process in the new Perc Tucker Regional Gallery exhibition Risographomania.

Council awards tender for work on Magnetic Island

Roadworks will soon commence on Horseshoe Bay Road, with Council awarding the tender for works to BMD Constructions.

Help make Townsville shine at Clean Up Australia Day next month

Join Townsville City Council, Coastal Dry Tropics Landcare, Tangaroa Blue and Creekwatch at Sherriff Park this Clean Up Australia Day.

Tiny tots take first steps into community at Welcoming Babies ceremony

Register your little one for the March Welcoming Babies ceremony before it’s booked out.

Free 2P parking to support business

Two-hour parking spots in the Townsville central business district will be free from tomorrow for the next 6 weeks in a bid to support inner city traders following Townsville’s COVID peak.

Revegetation project success after recent rain

A revegetation project undertaken at Oak Valley last year has successfully provided an abundance of native grasses for the endangered black-throated finch.

Flying Fox relocations to recommence

Townsville City Council will this week re-start the relocation of Flying Foxes from the main areas of Dan Gleeson Memorial Gardens back into the rear corner of the park as part of its ongoing management plan.

Drawing practice dissected in new Perc Tucker exhibition

Visitors will be able to take a new perspective on drawing with the works of 10 artists from across the country making up the new Perc Tucker Regional Gallery exhibition.

Be my Valentine, meow and furever

Add some love to your life this Valentine’s Day with Townsville City Council’s half-price cat and kitten adoption sale.