When most of the foreshore was destroyed by two cyclone induced
events in March 1997 and April 1998, an opportunity was created
to review the level of protection provided by the beach and to
improve The Strand’s usage and access.
The recently redeveloped precinct is now a park, a promenade,
a sweeping work of environmental architecture and a hugely popular
attraction for locals and visitors alike.
The Strand is now one of the most significant features within
the Townsville region and offers a huge range of opportunities
for passive and active recreational activities for all age groups
The Strand swim Series
Carols By Candlelight
at Strand Park
The Townsville City Council has gazetted The Strand and its 2.2km
long beaches as a Sports and Recreation Reserve.
For the City Council »
The Strand must continue to be developed carefully to retain
its relaxed and picturesque attractiveness to locals, visitors,
business and developers.
For The Strand Management »
As The Strand parkland is now an iconic feature of Townsville,
The Strand Office must ensure the precinct is widely utilised
by facilitating events and maintaining the amenity to a very high
level of excellence.