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Discover Townsville’s Hidden Gems During Castle Hill Closure

Discover Townsville’s Hidden Gems During Castle Hill Closure
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Explore Alternative Trails and Parks

Castle Hill, a beloved natural landmark in Townsville, will be closed for maintenance from 27 May to 7 June 2024, providing a perfect opportunity for locals to explore alternative outdoor attractions.

The closure, scheduled for essential upkeep, will see Castle Hill Road and tracks off-limits to pedestrians, cyclists, and vehicles from 6 am to 4 pm, Monday to Friday.

Routine Maintenance and Enhancements

Mayor Troy Thompson explained the need for the temporary closure, highlighting that approximately 2,500 people use Castle Hill daily. “Castle Hill requires TLC to maintain its status as a cherished community asset,” said Cr Thompson.

The maintenance will include drain clearing, minor stormwater repairs, line marking restoration, and road and footpath repairs. Additionally, the council will test a new bushfire pipeline and perform necessary environmental maintenance during this period.

Embrace Townsville’s Outdoor Lifestyle

With the closure in effect, residents are encouraged to explore Townsville’s array of alternative outdoor spots. “Townsville is abundant with terrific opportunities to get out and be active,” stated Cr Thompson, referencing popular alternatives like the Mount Louisa walking trail, The Strand, and the Ross River precinct.

Sam Steadman from Outer Limits Adventure Fitness echoed this sentiment, praising Townsville’s extensive outdoor offerings. “With more than 300 days of sunshine a year, Townsville offers world-class opportunities to stay active,” Steadman noted.

He recommended exploring Jacob’s Ladder, Jezzine Barracks circuits, the Douglas JCU steps, and the trails at Pallarenda.

A Chance to Discover New Paths

Although the maintenance on Castle Hill is necessary, it opens the door for locals to discover and appreciate other beautiful areas in Townsville. The city’s rich network of trails and parks ensures there’s always a place to enjoy the great outdoors.

For more details on the closure and updates, visit the Council’s Works & Road Closures page.