Council records big year of infrastructure projects

Date published: 26 October 2023

Townsville City Council completed more than $370 million worth of new and renewal infrastructure projects across the city during the last financial year.

The latest Annual Report was tabled at October’s Ordinary Council Meeting and highlighted Council’s continued commitment to growing Townsville and delivering services to the community.

Infrastructure Services Committee chairperson Kurt Rehbein said Council has invested in delivering projects that addressed everything from water security to industrial infrastructure and community leisure facilities.

“Some of the notable projects completed during the 2022/23 financial year were the $31 million Douglas Water Treatment Plant Water Clarifiers, the $20 million Southern Suburbs Rising Main Stage 3 project and the $8.5 million Citylibraries Riverway and Pinnacles Gallery,” Cr Rehbein said.

“We also delivered on projects right across the city including at Black River, Bushland Beach, Kelso, Wulguru and Magnetic Island.

“Some of these included road repairs and upgrades, protective boulder barriers at parks and sports fields, irrigation renewals, walkway upgrades, kerb and channel work and park and playground improvements.

“Council is committed to growing Townsville and our investment in infrastructure is to help create a connected, thriving, resilient and sustainable community and city.”

Mayor Jenny Hill said Council’s significant investment in infrastructure was necessary if the city was to capitalise on future growth opportunities.

“Townsville is one of the fastest growing cities in regional Australia and identified as a hub for clean energy production and manufacturing,” Cr Hill said.

“Over the next five, 10 and 20 years we will see big changes for Townsville and Council is investing now to make sure we are able to fully capture those opportunities.

“It’s why we have invested in projects like the Haughton Pipeline Project, Lansdown Eco-Industrial Precinct, Recycled Water Treatment Plant and pipelines, North Rail Yards project and more.”

For more information on the Annual Report 2022/23, visit Corporate Information.