Castle Hill Summit Track Handrail Renewal

Investment$1.74 million
Goal4.4 World class liveability through excellent open spaces which promote, protect, and encourage utilisation of our natural environment and heritage
Strategic PurposeThe renewal of the Castle Hill Summit Track handrails and infrastructure will ensure the popular Castle Hill walking tracks and lookouts remain well maintained for the local community and visitors to safely enjoy, whilst encouraging active recreation and the utilisation and enjoyment of our natural environment.

Project Overview

Townsville City Council is investing in Castle Hill to keep Townsville’s iconic landmark well-maintained for years to come. Whether you ride, walk or drive-up Castle Hill, our community’s safety is key. The Summit Track handrail replacement project will promote, protect and encourage utilisation of the natural environment on this popular Castle Hill track.

As part of the Works for Queensland (W4Q) initiative by the Queensland Government, Council is undertaking important safety maintenance and renewal works on the summit walking track. To enhance the community’s experience the track will undergo handrail renewal work and further infrastructure maintenance.

To conduct these essential works, minor community impact will occur from Monday 28 November until April 2023. This will include the temporary closure of Castle Hill Road and all walking tracks. The community will be provided sufficient notice of when temporary closures will take place. These closures will enable the movement of plant equipment via helicopter. During these periods, some carparks and vehicle drop off areas will be utilised for a construction site office and construction vehicles.

Residents of Castle Hill will not lose access to their properties. Traffic controllers will be on-site to ensure safe access for residents.

This project was developed with the support of the Queensland Government’s Works for Queensland program in association with Townsville City Council.


Queensland Government logoProudly funded by the Queensland Government’s Works for Queensland program in association with Townsville City Council.