Local girl, Bethany Doble joined Ceal this morning on the Brekky Boost – if you missed it you can have a listen here and be inspired!
By: Clare Bruce
More than half of all Australia’s young people have experienced cyberbullying – that’s bullying using the web, smartphones or social media – and parents are being urged to become more aware.
Thousands of motorsport fans are expected to line The Strand to see the country’s best drivers in the Supercruise parade tomorrow afternoon.
All 24 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship drivers will step into classic cars for the Supercruise journey from Fryer Street to Strand Park.
Townsville Mayor Jenny Hill said the Supercruise will be a great experience for motorsport lovers.
“The Supercruise is very popular and I love seeing the big crowd lining The Strand – Townsville City Council is proud to host this event,” Cr Hill said.
“Supercruise is a great way for families to see their favourite drivers and get their autographs at Strand Park.
“The Watpac Townsville 400 is one of the biggest events we host, and I’d encourage fans to make the most of this opportunity and rub shoulders with the drivers at Strand Park.”
Cr Hill said The Watpac Townsville 400 is an important weekend for the city.
“We have a proud track record of hosting national events and the Supercars race is one of the biggest attractions on our calendar,” Cr Hill said.
“We are the sporting and events capital of Northern Australia and we are very happy to support this race as the Watpac Townsville 400 boosts the economy and creates jobs for locals.”
Watpac Townsville 400 Event Manager Sam Pearce said last year’s inaugural Supercruise was an overwhelming success.
“It was great to see thousands of Supercars fans lining The Strand to welcome our drivers to the city,” Pearce said.
“The event is free for the whole family and a great way for fans to meet their favourite drivers and wish them luck before practice begins at Reid Park on Friday.
“There will be something for everyone with food vans, ticket giveaways, prize packs and car displays on the night.”
Local Councillor Ann-Maree Greaney said the Supercruise will be an exciting outing for children.
“The Supercruise will give kids a chance to meet their heroes,” Cr Greaney said.
“Children watch these drivers racing on TV – this gives them a chance to talk to the drivers and get their autographs.
“This is a great way for families to enjoy an afternoon at The Strand.”
Fans at Supercruise can go into the draw for 3-day Trackside Double passes, which include paddock and concert access.
The Supercruise begins at Fryer Street at 5:15pm on 4 July – the drivers will be signing autographs at Strand Park until 6:15pm.
FOX SPORTS’ Supercars Trackside will be broadcast LIVE from Strand Park from 5:30pm.
By: Brittany Ann
When we were newlyweds nearly 13 years ago, my husband had some really firm expectations.
The Townsville 2020 Masterplan is coming into sharp focus in the 2019/20 budget, with almost $15 million to be invested in delivering major projects.
The Riverway Splash Water Park, Mount Louisa Open Space Masterplan Stage 1, Central Park, Castle Hill Concept Plan and Flinders Lane will all receive funding in Townsville City Council’s 2019/20 Budget.
Townsville Mayor Jenny Hill said the 2019/20 Budget demonstrated Council was building for our future.
“The Townsville 2020 Masterplan provides a clear vision for our city and this Budget is about delivering on that vision,” Cr Hill said.
“These projects are throughout the city and suburbs and they will deliver world-class experiences for both locals and visitors.
“Townsville 2020 is about setting our city up for the future and that’s why we are investing in these projects now.
“I’m very proud to be leading a team of Councillors delivering on our commitments to the community.”
Projects allocated funding in the Budget include:
- Castle Hill Concept Plan = $ 4.1m
- Riverway Splash Water Park = $ 3.6m
- Central Park Construction = $ 3.4m
- Mount Louisa Stage 1 Development = $ 2m
- Flinders Lane Development = $ 1.5m
The Riverway Splash Water Park is receiving $3.6 million in funding from the Queensland Government’s Works for Queensland program and the Castle Hill Concept Plan received $1.96 million from the Federal Government Building Better Region’s Fund.
Planning and Development Chair Deputy Mayor Les Walker said the Townsville 2020 projects would provide a shot in the arm to the city’s tourism sector.
“Developing these projects will ensure that our city has world-class experiences in the city and throughout the suburbs,” Cr Walker said.
“We know that when locals love an area it becomes much more likely to attract tourists.
“These projects will have a long-lasting impact on our city and provide benefits for years to come.”
Infrastructure Committee Chair Cr Mark Molachino said these projects would boost the economy through supporting construction jobs.
“Importantly, the Townsville 2020 projects will provide an opportunity for local firms to win work and create jobs for locals,” Cr Molachino said.
“Forecasts indicate that these five projects will create 119 jobs for our city.”