POSTPONEMENT OF TROPIC SOUNDS, NAFA PERFORMANCES

COVID lockdowns in southern states have forced the postponement of Tropic Sounds, Pot Pourri and By A Thread in Townsville as part of the North Australian Festival of Arts. Tones and I was set to headline the first Tropic Sounds festival alongside Pierce Brothers…

THE TEN TENORS: CELEBRATING 25 YEARS

The TEN Tenors pack 25 years of fun into one night with a 25th anniversary tour Australia’s premier vocal group The TEN Tenors are bursting back onto stages across Australia this July with a special 25th Anniversary tour - their biggest one ever. Following…

QUICK NIP, TUCK FOR GRAND OLD DAME OF CBD

The historic Victoria Bridge is set for a makeover, with work starting next week to replace sections of the deck on the 132-year-old bridge. Townsville City Council Infrastructure Services Committee chairperson Kurt Rehbein said Council was committed to ensuring the city’s community assets…

TONES AND I TO TAKE STAGE IN TOWNSVILLE AS PART OF NAFA 2021

Tones and I will headline the new Tropic Sounds concert in Queensland Country Bank Stadium as part of this year’s North Australian Festival of Arts this July. Her performance is just one of the headline NAFA acts announced today, alongside Popcorn Underground, Tim Ferguson…

ROAD RECONSTRUCTION TO ENHANCE ACCESS TO POPULAR PRECINCT

Council’s focus on improving infrastructure across Townsville is continuing with a project to reconstruct two streets in Currajong beginning next week. Illuka and Palara streets are in a mostly residential area and provide access to the popular Warrina Precinct – home to Otto’s…

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…

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,…

TOWNSVILLE LOCALS WARNED TO IGNORE SCAM CALLS

Residents are being warned to ignore scam phone calls about overdue library fines in Townsville. Townsville City Council has received concerned calls from members of the public trying to pay large library fines. Mayor Jenny Hill said these were not legitimate calls. “These…

TOWNSVILLE HOME FOR SINGAPOREAN DETACHMENT

Mayor Jenny Hill has welcomed the announcement that Townsville will be home to the Singaporean Army detachment as part of the Australia-Singapore Military Training Initiative (ASMTI). Cr Hill said having the detachment in Townsville would be a boon for the city and region.…

LEND NATURE A HELPING HAND ON CLEAN UP AUSTRALIA DAY

Roll up your sleeves, slap on a hat and do your part to help Townsville’s natural environment with Townsville City Council this Clean Up Australia Day. This year’s Council-organised clean up will be held at Apex Park at Rasmussen and will include a native…

FOOD LIBRARY

There is a new, easy and innovative way for Townsville locals to give back to their community designed by Townsville CityLibraries users – all it takes is dropping off a few groceries at your local library. The CityLibraries Aitkenvale food library is the…

STREET LIGHTS INSTALLED AT MOUNT LUISA

Townsville City Council is installing new street lights on a high-traffic Mount Louisa road to help pedestrians feel safer on the street. The lighting upgrades on Bayswater Rd and Weston St will include more than 20 street lights and are funded as part…