2022

Council commits to lifestyle and culture

Council’s 2022/23 Budget is furthering Townsville’s reputation as the events, sports, and cultural capital of Northern Australia with a $39.5 million investment in arts, culture, and events over the next 12 months.

Council invests in connected city

Council will invest $201 million in roads, drains and active transport infrastructure across Townsville over the next 12 months, realising its plan to create a safe, connected city and demonstrating its commitment to enhancing liveability.

Council invests $33 million in affordability

Townsville City Council’s 2022/23 Budget includes an investment of $33 million to help provide financial support across important community areas.

Council invests in transformational projects

Townsville City Council has today released a record budget with a confident $957.5 million investment in delivering essential services, infrastructure upgrades and major projects to continue growing the city and its economy.

Council hand down record budget to get balance right

“Council’s prudent and responsible financial management over the past nine years has delivered six budgets in surplus and one balanced budget during that time,” Cr Molachino said.

Apprentice encourages others to apply for Council’s trainee and apprenticeship program

Less than six months into his electrical and instrumentation apprenticeship with Townsville City Council, 17-year-old Ben Dixon has already worked on heavy machinery, water reservoirs, industrial switchboard fit-outs and sewerage pump stations.

New boardwalk along creek set to enhance city’s East End

The revitalisation of the CBD’s popular East End is set to continue with Townsville City Council and the Queensland Government partnering to build a 280m-long waterfront promenade along Ross Creek.

Work starts on basalt boulder barrier at popular park

Anti-hooning measures are being rolled out across Townsville parks and open spaces from this week with a basalt boulder barrier being installed at Heatley Park as part of a trial.

Festival of Stories to take over Riverway, libraries this week

Book in this Thursday, Friday and Saturday to celebrate Townsville City Council’s Festival of Stories.

Council urges dog owners to prevent heartworm

Townsville City Council’s Animal Care and Adoption Centre is seeing an alarming rise in heartworm cases and is urging residents to take preventative measures against the potentially deadly disease.

New nursery sprouts native dry tropics gardening transformation for city

A new water wise native nursery has been opened by Council as the first step toward transforming the city into a water wise, native oasis showcasing the best of dry tropics planting across public spaces.

Audiences to be rapt by four weeks of NAFA

More than 500 performances will dazzle and delight audiences in Townsville as the North Australian Festival of Arts takes over the city from tomorrow.

Council calls out callous cat owners

Townsville City Council is calling out cat owners in the city who either don’t care enough to claim their animals or are failing to desex their pets, leaving vulnerable litters of kittens to fend for themselves.

Council use innovative solution to tackle waterway erosion

In a first for the Townsville region, Townsville City Council will use timber piles ranging from three to six metres tall as part of an innovative approach to control riverbank erosion at multiple sites along Black River and Crystal Creek.

Restriction reminder for building noise across Townsville

Residents are being reminded to take note of the noise restrictions for building work across Townsville.

Eco Fiesta celebrates its 30th birthday this weekend

Waggle your way towards a world record this weekend as the 30th annual Eco Fiesta takes over Anderson Gardens for two massive days.

Landmarks illuminated to commemorate National Reconciliation Week and Mabo Day

Some of Townsville’s most iconic landmarks will be lit up black, yellow, red, blue, green and white this week to commemorate National Reconciliation Week and Mabo Day.

Townsville pet owners called to sign up to eNotices

Townsville City Council has urged the region's animal owners to go paperless and receive their pet’s renewal notices straight to their inbox instead of their mailbox.

Council invests in support for community events

Townsville City Council has approved more than $200,000 in grant funding to support several of the region’s most renowned community events at May’s full council meeting.

Construction starts soon on new sewerage pump station in Wulguru

Work will start next month on the final piece of a project to improve Wulguru’s sewerage system.