Festival Postponed Due to COVID-19

Today, Townsville City Council announced that NAFA (North Australia Festival of Arts) and Fringe Festival will be postponed until further notice due to COVID-19. This decision comes after The Federal Governments advice on non-essential gatherings during this time. Mayor Jenny Hill said, the…

Events Postponed or Cancelled Due to COVID-19

Townsville City Council is advancing preparations to slow the spread of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) by postponing and cancelling local events. The decision comes on the back of the advice from the Federal Government for non-essential mass gatherings of over 500 people to be…

Council Prepared for Coronavirus

Townsville Mayor Jenny Hill talked today on Council’s pandemic plan and business continuity plan in response to COVID-19. Mayor Hill seemed positive that Townsville is still low risk compared to other surrounding cities, with only 2 confirmed cases out of a population of…

Go in the running to win $100 voucher with Townsville CityLibraries

Have your say on Townsville CityLibraries with the We Love Our Libraries survey this month. The online survey takes a look at how locals use their libraries so Townsville City Council can better understand what residents’ library needs are. Community and Cultural Development Committee Chairperson,…

Townsville Eats gets shake up for start of 2020 season

Put on your best floral shirt and join Townsville City Council for the first Townsville Eats event of the year. The much-loved event is extending over the Victoria Bridge for its first iteration on Friday 27 March, with carnival performers bringing a range of…

New board to boost events in Townsville

Townsville City Council is spearheading the creation of a Townsville Events Board as part of the Townsville Event Strategy 2020. The Townsville Events Board will combine Council with leading industry experts to bring the Strategy to life and build Townsville’s reputation as an events…

Townsville signs on as first North Queensland Welcoming City

Townsville is now the 40th Welcoming City in the country.   Townsville Mayor Jenny Hill has signed on to the Welcoming Cities program, which helps councils and communities become more inclusive of all newcomers to the city.   Townsville’s strong liveability attributes make the city an…

Townsville getting revved up for five more years of Supercars

Townsville will reap more rewards as part of a new five-year deal for the Supercars event at Reid Park. Queensland Tourism Minister Kate Jones announced new five-year contracts for the Townsville and Gold Coast Supercars races today. Townsville Mayor Jenny Hill said she’s very pleased…

Townsville 2020 Masterplan Coming into Sharp Focus 

The Townsville 2020 Masterplan is coming into sharp focus in the 2019/20 budget, with almost $15 million to be invested in delivering major projects. The Riverway Splash Water Park, Mount Louisa Open Space Masterplan Stage 1, Central Park, Castle Hill Concept Plan and Flinders…

Compete on the World Stage in Townsville

The Townsville Triathlon and Multisport Festival is back for a massive two weekends this year. The 2019 event has been expanded over two weekends and will now include an off-road weekend of racing held at Pallarenda. Townsville Triathlon and Multisport Festival Chair Jamie…

Council Serving up a Tasty Street Food Strategy

Townsville City Council’s Community and Cultural Development Committee has recommended a new Street Food Strategy be adopted. The Strategy aims to balance the needs of bricks-and-mortar businesses and street food vendors while identifying viable public land for food trucks. The Street Food Strategy…