Illich Park Upgrade

Project Snapshot

Council has commenced work on Stage 2 of the Illich Park upgrade and is expected to complete construction in mid-2020.

This $6 million upgrade is delivered in partnership with the Australian Government’s Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development’s Community Development Grants Program.

Project Update

In 2019, Council completed the 650-metre drain line along Richard and Rendle Streets as part of the pre-works needed to commence Stage 2 of this project.

The primary objective of the park upgrade is to construct a 65-megalitre detention basin to mitigate flooding in Aitkenvale.

As part of this project, Council will:

  • install new CCTV
  • install additional lighting
  • construct 32 angle car park bays on Elizabeth Street
  • construct new concrete pedestrian pathways to connect community facilities.

A recreation area will also be created and will include the install of:

  • a new shade sail, playground equipment and soft fall
  • picnic shelters, seating and electric BBQs
  • a basketball half court, fitness equipment and drinking fountains.

Extensive landscaping will occur throughout the area of works.


Illich Park Factsheet (PDF, 586.0 KB)