EPHEMERA SEASIDE SCULPTURES TRANSFORMING STRAND

Townsville’s largest open-air exhibition is back, with Ephemera: Seaside Sculptures opening on the Strand this Saturday. Twenty-eight art pieces will transform the waterfront for nine days and will include the first acquisitive prize of $90,000 for one art piece. Townsville Mayor Jenny Hill said Council was…

TOWNSVILLE CLAIMS TWO SPOTS ON BEST BEACHES LIST

Townsville’s reputation as the premier tropical destination in Northern Australia has been further bolstered taking out the two top gongs in Surf Life Saving Queensland’s best beaches list for this summer.   The Strand and Alma Bay have taken out spot one and two respectively,…

The Strand Water Park to Re-Open 5 September @9am

With daytime temperatures starting to rise, Townsville residents will be able to cool off and have fun once again at one of the city’s most popular aquatic destinations.   The much-loved Strand Water Park will re-open at 9 am tomorrow after extensive repairs, in time…

Stinger net installation starts this week

Nets are being rolled out at Townsville beaches this week to mark the start of the stinger season. Townsville Mayor Jenny Hill said protecting locals and visitors to the city was a priority for Council. “Enjoying our great beaches is part…

Tobruk Baths redevelopment on-track

The redevelopment of the Tobruk Memorial Baths on The Strand has achieved another important milestone with earthworks for the replacement 50 metre pool complete and forming-up now underway.   Townsville Mayor Jenny Hill said contractors working on the project were now also working to remove…

Elite Drivers to Supercruise Down the Strand

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…

Work has Started on Townsville Waterfront Promenade

Initial earthworks have started on the new Townsville Waterfront Promenade, supporting 34 local construction jobs. The project has received joint funding of $10.2 million – $5.2 million from Townsville City Council and $5 million from the State Government’s Building our Regions program. Townsville…