2022

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.

City to stop to remember Anzacs

Townsville City Council is working with the Townsville and Thuringowa RSL Sub-Branches to host two Anzac Day commemorations on Monday (25 April 2022).

Celebrate sport, arts and culture in Townsville’s CBD tomorrow

Scenes of crowds celebrating arts and culture along Flinders St tomorrow are set to rival Manet and Renoir’s best works.

Support for simulation training facility welcomed

A commitment from Federal Labor to provide funding to develop an industry-leading simulation training facility in Townsville should it form government after the upcoming election has been welcomed.

Organic Resource Recovery trial reaches halfway milestone

More than 270 tonnes, or the equivalent of 5,400 full kerbside wheelie bins, of organic materials have been diverted from Townsville landfills since the start of the FOGO Trial.

Council restores riverbank at Bicentennial Park

Townsville City Council crews have made vital restorative changes to the Ross River riverbank at Bicentennial Park following damage from the 2019 monsoon event.

More than 200 artists vying for The Percivals 2022 top prizes

Flinders St will come alive as Perc Tucker Regional Gallery opens after hours to launch The Percivals next Saturday (23 April 2022).

Last chance for exhibitors to register for Eco Fiesta

Exhibitors and market stall holders only have until this Sunday to apply for Townsville City Council’s Eco Fiesta.

Preparation begins for stormwater infrastructure upgrades along Ingham Road

Detours will soon be in place for motorists along Ingham Road to allow Townsville City Council to carry out essential stormwater infrastructure upgrades.

Algal bloom detected in Curralea Lakes at Castletown

Townsville City Council’s routine water quality testing program has detected a large algal bloom in Curralea lakes near Castletown Shopping Centre.

First 5 Forever activity makes a splash on The Strand

Immerse your children in the wonder of the Great Barrier Reef this month at the One Remarkable Reef Story Walk on The Strand.

Surveys open for Townsville parks and open spaces

Townsville City Council encourages the community to have their say on future upgrades of Mount Louisa’s Crestbrook Drive open space and Vincent’s Cambridge Park.

Tropic Tales dives into work experiences tonight

Unique work stories from across Townsville will be put centre stage at Tropic Tales today (Friday 8 April 2022).

Council urges for responsible pet ownership

Townsville City Council is urging residents to be responsible pet owners, following the release of dog attack statistics for the first quarter of 2022.

Eskimo Joe headlines Townsville Eats this Friday

Eskimo Joe will headline a free concert at Central Park this Friday ahead of the highly anticipated Matildas v Ferns match at Queensland Country Bank Stadium.

Register now for free LGBTQ+ domestic violence prevention presentation

Registrations to a free presentation to identify and help end domestic and family violence in LGBTQ+ relationships are now open.

Contractors to dive in on Northern Beaches pool revitalisation

Townsville City Council has awarded a $5 million construction contract to local company Jackson Semler to replace the Northern Beaches modular steel framed pool with a new concrete pool with tile finish.