2024

Townsville Region achieves globally recognised tourism sustainability certification

The Townsville region has met globally recognised sustainability standards to achieve ECO Destination Certification at the Nature Tourism level with Ecotourism Australia.

Ogden street art revived

One of Townsville’s most extensive and loved pieces of street art has received a new lease of life, with Brisbane-based street artist Leans touching up his original mural after almost seven years.

Townsville ballers to take it to the streets

Townsville sports lovers of all ages can boost their International Basketball Association (FIBA) rankings ahead of the Brisbane 2032 Olympics by hitting the streets as part of a series of all-inclusive FIBA 3x3 games and basketball skills camps.

Townsville City Council CEO resigns

The Chief Executive Officer of Townsville City Council, Dr Prins Ralston has resigned from the Council, effective from Friday 10 May 2024.

Council begins bushfire-fighting drone test flights

Townsville has a new defence against bushfires with Council acquiring a new remotely piloted aircraft system which can carry water drums to difficult-to-reach areas during weather events like bushfires.

Percivals finalists vie for top portrait prize

More than 80 talented artists are one step closer to winning a Percivals prize after being selected to show in the renowned biennial exhibition.

Auslan Storytimes launch at Townsville Citylibraries this Auslan Day

Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and their families in Townsville will be able to take part in Auslan Storytime events for the first time with a bilingual story session at Townsville Citylibraries  on Auslan Day.

Townsville’s new Councillors sworn in

Townsville City Council CEO Prins Ralston has officially sworn in the city’s new Council during a ceremony in front of their family and friends today.

Council prepares for hazard reduction burns

With the region’s extended wet season coming to an end, Townsville City Council will be conducting the first of its hazard reduction burns of the year later this week.

Council on the hunt for Eco Fiesta exhibitors

Exhibitors and market stall holders are being called on to register now to be part of the return of Council’s popular Eco Fiesta.

Council brings Yellow Crazy Ant info sessions to Bunnings

School holiday DIY-ers are being asked to be on the lookout for yellow creepy crawlies in and around their yards in any mulch, soil or construction materials.

NQ Field Days races into Reid Park

North Queensland’s popular biennial agricultural event, NQ Field Days is returning to Townsville this week with the support of Townsville City Council.

April king tide on the way

Council is urging residents in low lying areas to prepare for potential flooding due to a weekend of higher than usual tides from Friday.

Council takes flight with new bin chicken mascot

Townsville City Council soars into the future with a brand-new mascot – the mighty bin chicken.

Kids, pets to benefit from Reading To Pets sessions

Pets waiting for their furever homes at Council’s Animal Care and Adoption Centre will have children come into the centre to read to them with the Reading to Pets program.

Pink packs out stadium, brings economic boon to Townsville

Confetti has settled and concertgoers now have memories to last a lifetime following the phenomenal success of Pink’s epic Summer Carnival tour.

Ross River Dam gates may open for low volume release

Council has been monitoring dam levels and the forecast for continued wet weather for the city, including the Ross River Dam Catchment. Based on the rain received today the dam may reach levels that may activate the opening of the radial gates later today.

Film festival to create a Buzz around Eco Fiesta

Local content creator Sharynti Allan’s passion for the environment is what led her to enter Townsville City Council’s The Buzz film-making competition in 2022, and with the return of Council’s popular Eco Fiesta and The Buzz later this year, she can’t wait to dust off her camera to defend her first-place title.

Northern beaches to get hands dirty for tree planting day

Northern beaches residents are being urged to put their green thumbs to good use in planting more than 500 native trees, shrubs and coastal vines as part of Townsville City Council’s community tree planting day this Tuesday.

Townsville opens the doors for Pink’s concerts

Townsville City Council has opened the doors to Pink fans after installing three doorways across the city similar to the prop used by the popstar in her Summer Carnival concert.