Councils go quiet over Adani airstrip controversy

In October 2017 Townsville City Council and Rockhampton Regional Council announced that they would jointly fund a $30 million airstrip for the Adani Carmichael coal mine in Central Queensland. The announcement was made even though the construction of the mine itself remains uncertain, and despite the fact that the airstrip is hundreds of kilometres from […]

Townsville energy project attracts federal interest

An energy efficiency project targeting large reductions in Townsville City Council’s power use has received an Australian Government grant. The Commonwealth provided $813000 in funding for the council’s $1.62 million Energy Transformation Townsville project. Provided on a ‘dollar-for-dollar’ basis with the council, the funding is from the Commonwealth’s round of Community Energy Efficiency Program grants. […]

Townsville launches bid for recycling subsidies

By Staff Writer Townsville will lead a campaign to secure State Government subsidies to assist northern communities struggling with the rising costs of kerbside recycling services. The Townsville City Council will take a motion to next month’s North Queensland Local Government Association seeking support from other councils in the region for the call for subsidies. Northern […]

Townsville marks one year as solar city

By Staff Writer Townsville City Council representatives have joined the Environment Minister Peter Garrett, project leaders and guests to mark the first year of the city’s $32 million solar initiative. Townsville is one of seven cities in the Australian Government’s $94 million Solar Cities program. The project is delivered by a consortium led by Ergon, […]

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