Flood relief Grants a welcome boost 

Townsville Mayor Jenny Hill has welcomed the activation of crucial grants for flood-affected small business but many local firms have suffered very significant losses and need more support. Business owners and not for profit organisations can apply for Category C grants up to…

Economic experts planning city’s long-term recovery

The city’s long-term economic recovery planning and lobbying for critical job-creating projects is already being undertaken by a group of experts. Team Townsville has economic forecasters and policy specialists formulating a long-term recovery plan to ensure the city has the skilled workers to…

Ross River Dam spillway gates closed

The Ross River Dam spillway gates closed on Friday afternoon when the dam level reached 100 %. Townsville Water and Waste Committee Chair Cr Russ Cook said Council crews would monitor the inflows into the dam and would advise the community if any…

Cleanup well underway in Townsville

The clean-up is continuing across Townsville with thousands of properties damaged in the unprecedented flood. As of 2pm Monday, 1879 properties were identified with minor damage, 1009 with moderate damage and 133 with severe damage. Townsville Local Recovery and Resilience Chair Cr Les…