Council is blitzing Townsville’s suburbs with a major works campaign to make the city shine this summer.
Our cleaning crews are on the road every day, fixing, filling, mowing, and much more. Commencing November 11 and running through to December 15, this dedicated program will operate 7 days a week as an extension to our regular works activity.
Crews will be working their way through the suburbs and into the CBD to give Townsville a much deserved spruce up.
The work will involve added cleaning, repairing and fixing of any problems on council land across the city and includes things like:
Tree pruning/removal; Mowing/slashing; Water leaks; Litter/ Illegal dumping/ dead animal/ graffiti removal; Pothole repair; Signage repairs; Footpath minor repairs; Street sweeping etc
If you have seen something that needs repair or a good tidy up get involved by filling out a work request below.
Join the Basics Blitz – and let’s spruce-up for summer.
Schedule of Works
Crews will be starting from the outer suburbs and working their way in to the CBD to give Townsville a much deserved spruce up.
Find out what areas our crews will be working in below.
If the Basics Blitz crew have already been through your area you can still log your request and it will be completed either through the Basics Blitz program or through our regular cleaning and maintenance schedule. Please add your suburb to the location/address of works field.
During Week 1 works will be carried out in the following suburbs:
Aitkenvale, Bohle, Cranbrook, Currajong, Garbutt, Gulliver, Heatley, Mount Louisa, Mount St John and Vincent.
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During Week 3 works will be carried out in the following suburbs:
Condon, Kelso, Kirwan, Rasmussen and Thuringowa Central.
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Works will be carried out in the following suburbs on an "as required" basis.
|Crystal Creek||Reid River|
|Florence Bay||Ross River|
|Granite Vale||Shelly Beach|
|Hervey Range||Town Common|
Frequently Asked Questions
Why is this program being implemented?
Townsville has been weather beaten by an almost unprecedented drought and the Basics Blitz is designed give the city and suburbs the spring-clean boost it needs leading into summer.
What does this work involve?
Dedicated cleaning, repair and maintenance crews will be starting from the outer suburbs, working their way toward the CBD on a program of works that have been identified by the community as requiring a tidy up or repair.
The work will involve added cleaning, repairing and replacing of any problem areas on council land across the city and will include things like:
- Litter/ Illegal dumping/ dead animal/ graffiti removal; Tree pruning/removal;
- Water leaks;
- Pothole repair;
- Signage repairs;
- Footpath minor repairs;
- Street sweeping.
Shouldn’t Council be doing this work already?
Council have been working hard on city maintenance and works throughout the year and have achieved a lot but there is still more we can do. We are prepared to go further than business as usual activity to turbo charge our maintenance work in the lead up to Christmas to lift both the appearance and the spirit of the city.
This campaign of work will operate 7 days a week with dedicated teams and builds on the existing budgeted works and maintenance programs already in place at council. It provides a five week focussed boost to activity to spruce up the city for summer. It is also part of a medium term strategy to maintain city image as the city counts down the 26 month timeframe to the completion of the new pipeline.
Is this going to cost the ratepayer?
No. This program is being funded from existing budgets and is possible due to the recent belt tightening work undertaken by council to improve financial sustainability.
How is it being rolled out?
The community is encouraged to log any work they believe is required through councils website www.townsville.qld.gov.au/basicsblitz or by calling the contact centre on 1300 878 001.
Where the work fits in the scope of the program it will be added to the work list.
The dedicated Basics Blitz teams will be taking a suburb by suburb approach to addressing any areas of concern. You can find this schedule on the website.
What if my request doesn’t fit in the scope of this project?
If your request is outside the scope of works being undertaken as part of the Basics Blitz it will still be logged appropriately with the relevant council department and actioned accordingly.
What if my work request is made after the team have been through my suburb?
All registered jobs will be completed by council, either as part of this program or through our cleaning and maintenance work which we undertake as part of business as usual.