A New Monthly Event: Townsville Eats

Townsville City Council yesterday voted to support a new monthly event to be held in the CBD. Townsville Eats will occur on the last Friday of every month and will be themed to complement other events across the city.  Townsville Mayor Jenny Hill said there was a…

Council Continues Flood Waste Clean Up 

Townsville City Council will continue to collect kerbside rubbish in flood impacted zones to help residents clean up after the unprecedented flood event. Townsville Local Recovery and Resilience Group Chair Deputy Mayor Les Walker said Council will also continue to provide residents with…

Townsville Beaches Reopened

Townsville City Council crews have reopened beaches in the city with tests determining they are safe for the public. The unprecedented flood put extreme stress on the Cleveland Bay Purification Plant and there was the potential for beaches to be affected while the…

Flood relief Grants a welcome boost 

Townsville Mayor Jenny Hill has welcomed the activation of crucial grants for flood-affected small business but many local firms have suffered very significant losses and need more support. Business owners and not for profit organisations can apply for Category C grants up to…

Economic experts planning city’s long-term recovery

The city’s long-term economic recovery planning and lobbying for critical job-creating projects is already being undertaken by a group of experts. Team Townsville has economic forecasters and policy specialists formulating a long-term recovery plan to ensure the city has the skilled workers to…

Ross River Dam spillway gates closed

The Ross River Dam spillway gates closed on Friday afternoon when the dam level reached 100 %. Townsville Water and Waste Committee Chair Cr Russ Cook said Council crews would monitor the inflows into the dam and would advise the community if any…

Cleanup well underway in Townsville

The clean-up is continuing across Townsville with thousands of properties damaged in the unprecedented flood. As of 2pm Monday, 1879 properties were identified with minor damage, 1009 with moderate damage and 133 with severe damage. Townsville Local Recovery and Resilience Chair Cr Les…

Townsville Preps for Post-Flood Mossies

Townsville City Council crews have begun monitoring mosquito-prone areas across the city following the unprecedented floods.  Ground and aerial treatments of all breeding sites with increased mosquito numbers will take place after the water recedes to normal levels.  Townsville Local Recovery and Resilience…