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…

ASK A KITTEN TO BE YOURS FUREVER THIS VALENTINES DAY

Adopt a cat or kitten from Townsville City Council’s Animal Care and Adoption Centre to be your Valentine meow and furever. Cats and kittens are now available to adopt for 50 per cent off their usual prices until February 27, reducing the cost…

NEW MULTI-USE SPACE ON CASTLE HILL

Townsville residents and tourists have a new community space from which to take in breathtaking views of the Cleveland Bay, Mount Stuart and the city’s western suburbs.  The new space has been created on the former Panorama House site near the summit of…

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 a peak of 3.86m at 8:30am on Wednesday 10 February, and 3.84m at 9am on Thursday 11 February.…

TOWNSVILLE=ONE OF THE STRONGEST RECYCLING COMMUNITIES IN QLD

Media Release Minister for the Environment and the Great Barrier Reef and Minister for Science and Youth Affairs The Honourable Meaghan Scanlon Townsville businesses can-ing the fight against plastic Townsville leads the charge as one of the strongest recycling communities in Queensland with…

RESIDENTS URGED TO FINALISE CYCLONE PREPERATIONS

Townsville residents are being reminded to finalise their cyclone preparations with Tropical Cyclone Kimi expected to reach Category 2 north of Townsville later today.  Townsville Mayor Jenny Hill said that while TC Kimi was still forecast to track north of Townsville residents should…