ALL HANDS ON DECK FOR JETTY REFURBISHMENT

A much-loved piece of community infrastructure, the Strand jetty, is set to receive a new lease on life. Townsville City Council will invest around $260,000 undertaking maintenance and ensuring the jetty, which was installed just over 20 years ago, can continue to be a…

COCKATOO WATCH

MOTORISTS URGED TO KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR BIRDS ON THE ROAD New signage has been installed at Rasmussen, urging motorists to watch for red-tailed black cockatoos that may be on the road to minimise the number hit by cars. The red-tailed black cockatoos,…

BIN HEALTH CHECKS TO EDUCATE ON RECYCLING

A new awareness program is aiming to improve recycling across the city. The bin health checks involve visual assessments of 1000 randomly selected households general waste and recycling bins. This will be followed by feedback provided on the contents of each…

SPORTING TEAM NETS GRANTS FROM TOWNSVILLE CITY COUNCIL

A Townsville semi-professional netball team will now be able to compete in the Netball Queensland Sapphire Series thanks to a grant from Townsville City Council. Council today approved a grant for the Northern Rays covering $38,386 for stadium costs, including a fee waiver…

COUNCIL’S UPDATED CORPORATE PLAN

Council is seeking community feedback on its new corporate plan which aims to grow Townsville into a globally connected community driven by innovation and lifestyle. Mayor Jenny Hill said the corporate plan included ambitious targets and a future focussed view of growing Townsville…

KING TIDES EXPECTED THIS WEEK

Townsville City Council is urging residents in low-lying areas to prepare their properties ahead of the expected king tides. The tides are predicted to reach peaks of 3.86m at 8am on Saturday 27 March, 3.92m at 8:35am on Sunday 28 March, and 3.84m at…

REGISTER NOW FOR ANZAC DAY PARADES

Defence-affiliated organisations and schools are being urged to register now to participate in this year’s Anzac Day parades. The Townsville and Thuringowa RSL sub-branches, in partnership with the Townsville City Council, are finalising plans for Anzac Day commemorations to proceed in their traditional…

JEZZINE ANTI-HOONING TRIAL STARTS THIS WEEKEND

A trial closure of the upper carpark at Jezzine Barracks aimed at preventing hooning activity will start this weekend. Townsville City Council will install temporary barricades to stop vehicles accessing the car park throughout the day and night over the next four weeks.…

COUNCIL CHANGES LIGHT TO HELP BABY TURTLES GET OUT TO SEA

Turtle hatchlings on Magnetic Island will now have a better chance of reaching the ocean with Townsville City Council changing a street light near a nesting beach to a warm-coloured LED light. Community Health, Safety and Environmental Sustainability Committee chairperson Maurie Soars said the new street…

EXPLORE TOWNSVILLE’S PARKS THIS PARKS WEEK

With 372 parks, 203 playgrounds, 21 off-leash parks and 3 world-class botanic gardens, Parks Week is the perfect opportunity to explore Townsville and enjoy our green spaces. Parks Week is from March 6 until March 14 and provides communities the opportunity to reflect…