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Townsville City Council

Dec 13, 2020
Restrictions continue as Townsville reservoirs fill

Restrictions continue as Townsville reservoirs fill

Townsville City Council continues to call on residents and commercial water users to limit water use to emergency use only. Council staff and contractors have worked through the night to undertake further works to restore the pipeline to the Douglas Water Treatment Plant. Pumping at the treatment plant overnight and during today (Sunday 13 December) is expected to replenish the city’s wat...

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Dec 12, 2020
Urgent repairs on key  Townsville water line

Urgent repairs on key Townsville water line

Townsville City Council is working to repair a ruptured 1.3m diameter pipe which supplies the Douglas Water Treatment Plant, the city’s primary water treatment facility. Major water restrictions are in force today (Saturday, December 12) for Townsville and Magnetic Island residents and business owners as a result of the fault. Council alerts urge people to immediately restrict water consu...

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Oct 13, 2020
Industry briefing on next stage of Haughton pipeline

Industry briefing on next stage of Haughton pipeline

Townsville City Council will host industry briefing sessions on the second stage of the Haughton pipeline project on Friday, October 23. Stage 2 will see the existing pipeline extended from the Haughton River to the Burdekin River near Clare and will include about 33km of pipe as well as the construction of a new pump station and high voltage power supply infrastructure. Tender documentati...

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Sep 23, 2020
Council spending backs Townsville businesses

Council spending backs Townsville businesses

Townsville City Council says local businesses have benefited from more than $270 million in council spending over the last six months. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in March, almost 82 per cent of the council’s procurement spend has been on small, medium, and large local businesses. Townsville Mayor Jenny Hill said the council had a significant role to play in supporting bu...

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Aug 13, 2020
Townsville takes a 3D view for development

Townsville takes a 3D view for development

Townsville City Council has created three-dimensional maps of the CBD, Strand, South Townsville and West End in a move expected to make the development application process easier. The 3D modelling was carried out after the council secured $77,000 through the Queensland Government’s Innovation and Improvement Fund. Mayor Jenny Hill said it would assist with decision-making around future de...

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Jul 29, 2020
Bottler of an idea for road building

Bottler of an idea for road building

From beer bottles to road building – glass is going to good use in Townsville. Townsville City Council is recycling the equivalent of 2.3 million glass bottles (or 480 tonnes of glass) and about 720 tonnes of crushed concrete in a $1 million road project at Stuart.  The council is upgrading Vantassel St and Zinc Rd, which connects the Bruce Highway to the Stuart landfill site, the Su...

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Jul 28, 2020
Townsville strategy targets Defence growth

Townsville strategy targets Defence growth

A new strategy aims to position Townsville and North Queensland to make the most of Defence development over the next decade. Townsville City Council today adopted the Townsville North Queensland Defence Strategy 2020-2030. “For the first time the region has a well-structured unified strategy to guide logical and meaningful engagement around Defence investment in North Queensland,” Mayo...

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Jul 27, 2020
Revamp goes swimmingly on The Strand

Revamp goes swimmingly on The Strand

The Tobruk Memorial Baths on The Strand in Townsville have re-opened following an $11.3 million redevelopment. The project was undertaken by local contractor Jackson+Semler and supported more than 120 jobs, Townsville City Council said. Acting Mayor Mark Molachino said the redeveloped complex included new 50m, learn-to-swim and toddler pools as well as an updated filtration system, new shad...

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Jul 10, 2020
Paluma Dam capacity upgrade underway

Paluma Dam capacity upgrade underway

A crane is at work at Paluma Dam outside Townsville as TEi Services carries out an upgrade to increase its capacity by the equivalent of about 2600 Olympic-sized swimming pools. Townsville Deputy Mayor and Infrastructure Services Committee Chair Mark Molachino said the council was investing $750,000 to maintain and strengthen the dam. “Local contractor TEi Services is overseeing a great p...

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