HOW TO CARE FOR A TOWNSVILLE GARDEN

Don’t know how? Learn why, when, and how to: water efficiently, fertilise effectively with the right products, select the correct mulch for your garden, care for the lawn (yes, there is more to mowing than the lawn mower) Create an individual care-plan for your specific garden, so it will…

BLUEY’S BIG PLAY THE STAGE SHOW

This is Bluey’s Big Play! And it’s really for real life!   Event show run times are Wednesday (April 7) 9:30am, 12:30pm, 4:30pm. Thursday (April 8) 10:00am, 2:00pm, 6:00pm in Townsville  Event show run times at Ayr's Burdekin Theatre Saturday April…

COCKATOO WATCH

MOTORISTS URGED TO KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR BIRDS ON THE ROAD New signage has been installed at Rasmussen, urging motorists to watch for red-tailed black cockatoos that may be on the road to minimise the number hit by cars. The red-tailed black cockatoos,…

BIN HEALTH CHECKS TO EDUCATE ON RECYCLING

A new awareness program is aiming to improve recycling across the city. The bin health checks involve visual assessments of 1000 randomly selected households general waste and recycling bins. This will be followed by feedback provided on the contents of each…

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 peaks of 3.86m at 8am on Saturday 27 March, 3.92m at 8:35am on Sunday 28 March, and 3.84m at…

JEZZINE ANTI-HOONING TRIAL STARTS THIS WEEKEND

A trial closure of the upper carpark at Jezzine Barracks aimed at preventing hooning activity will start this weekend. Townsville City Council will install temporary barricades to stop vehicles accessing the car park throughout the day and night over the next four weeks.…

TOWNSVILLE NAMES ON OF THE WORLD’S TOP SMART CITIES

Townsville has joined the ranks of cities like Moscow, Philadelphia and Belfast after being named one of the SMART21 Communities of 2021 by the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) for the Intelligent Community Awards Program.   The awards assesses categories like digital equality, provision of air…

EXPLORE TOWNSVILLE’S PARKS THIS PARKS WEEK

With 372 parks, 203 playgrounds, 21 off-leash parks and 3 world-class botanic gardens, Parks Week is the perfect opportunity to explore Townsville and enjoy our green spaces. Parks Week is from March 6 until March 14 and provides communities the opportunity to reflect…

GET TO KNOW YOUR COMMUNITY THIS NEIGHBOR DAY

Enter Townsville City Council’s Neighbour Day competition for the chance to win $200 to help you get to know your neighbours better. This year’s Neighbour Day theme is “every day is neighbour day” which is encouraging locals to connect with the people in their…

MOSQUITO NUMBERS ON THE RISE

Mosquito numbers are on the rise following the rain and high tides over the past few months. Townsville City Council is encouraging residents to take precautions against the saltmarsh mosquito with hatchings occurring more regularly. Community Health, Safety and Environmental Sustainability chairperson Maurie…

BE PREPARED FOR ANY WEATHER EVENTUALLY

Townsville City Council is encouraging residents to be prepared for wet weather with a tropical low sitting just off the North Queensland coast. Mayor Jenny Hill said that current predictions show little risk to Townsville, but the community should be prepared in case…