Crete Street Park Playground Renewal

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Quality green activated open spaces are a priority for our residents, workers, and visitors. Park renewals and facilities upgrades will create better quality open spaces for everyone to enjoy, help keep our city cooler, and support biodiversity in our local region.

Townsville City Council is committed to providing parks, sporting fields, and recreational areas with facilities that promote and contribute to the health and welfare of our city.

Through this commitment, Council plans to renew and install new equipment and community facilities within Crete Street Park, Aitkenvale.

This project is proudly funded by the Queensland Government's Works for Queensland initiative and delivered in partnership with Council.

The Council welcomes you to participate and Have Your Say on the Crete Street Park Improvements project. Your valuable feedback will contribute to shaping this park and guide Council on decision making and planning open space projects for our city's future.

Why is this project necessary?

  • To improve recreational opportunities for residents and visitors to enjoy
  • To promote child development through play
  • To increase inclusive and all-abilities play spaces in Aitkenvale

As part of this exciting project, Council plans to deliver:

  • Installation of new playground equipment, and rubber soft fall
  • Install a new park sign, picnic table, seating, bin and drinking fountain,
  • Construct a new pathway connection
  • Installation of new park irrigation system

How can you get involved?

Council values community feedback on all of our Open Space projects and invites residents and surrounding visitors of the park to submit their feedback on the proposal to improve the facilities for Crete Street Park via the short feedback form that is located below.

How long is the consultation period?

Community Consultation for the Crete Street Park, Aitkenvale Improvements opens Monday, 13 September and will conclude on Friday, 8 October 2021.



Crete Street Park Playground Improvement - Project Update

Council’s design team have reviewed community feedback and as a result of this consultation, the proposed renewal of Crete Street Park playground will include:

  • Replacement play equipment with more play options, including swings, a platform with a slide for younger children and a climbing challenge for older children;
  • Removal of the sand softfall and replacement with rubber softfall;
  • Placement of the playground in a naturally shaded location within the park, with the design being sympathetic to the existing tree roots and ensuring all existing trees are retained;
  • Renewal of the picnic area with new seating, a picnic table, drinking fountain and litter bin;
  • A linking footpath which enables easy access of the park’s facilities as well as a new circular route for riding activities;
  • A park name sign on Brock St to identify this park;
  • A new irrigated turfed area for casual play and picnics.

Council also received a number of comments in relation to lighting in the park. This has been investigated by council’s electrical team and the existing floodlight for the playground was found to be operational. Should there be further issues with the lighting in the park, residents are encouraged to contact council’s Customer Service Centre on 13 48 10 or enquiries@townsville.qld.gov.au.

It is acknowledged that the feedback also requested a number of additional items in the park, some of which are listed below. Please be aware that these items will not be included as part of this playground renewal project:

  • Basketball court
  • Rebound wall
  • Garden beds
  • Park fencing
  • Exercise equipment
  • Dog off-leash area
  • Car parking
  • BBQ
  • Toilets

It is advised that Crete Street Park is a local park which is designed to cater to the immediate surrounding residents, as an extension of their backyards. Consequently, some of the above listed items will not be considered in this park, but have been made available in the nearby district parks for this area. District parks are designed to cater to larger groups of people to travel to the park and to stay for longer periods of time and subsequently, have more infrastructure in place to accommodate. The district parks nearby to Crete Street Park, include Rossiter park in Aitkenvale (on the corner of Kimball & Kenealy St) and Aplin’s Weir Park in Mundingburra (on the corner of Burt & O’Reilly Street).

Council thanks you for your contribution in developing and improving parks and open spaces within our community. Stay tuned for further updates on this exciting shovel-ready project!

Quality green activated open spaces are a priority for our residents, workers, and visitors. Park renewals and facilities upgrades will create better quality open spaces for everyone to enjoy, help keep our city cooler, and support biodiversity in our local region.

Townsville City Council is committed to providing parks, sporting fields, and recreational areas with facilities that promote and contribute to the health and welfare of our city.

Through this commitment, Council plans to renew and install new equipment and community facilities within Crete Street Park, Aitkenvale.

This project is proudly funded by the Queensland Government's Works for Queensland initiative and delivered in partnership with Council.

The Council welcomes you to participate and Have Your Say on the Crete Street Park Improvements project. Your valuable feedback will contribute to shaping this park and guide Council on decision making and planning open space projects for our city's future.

Why is this project necessary?

  • To improve recreational opportunities for residents and visitors to enjoy
  • To promote child development through play
  • To increase inclusive and all-abilities play spaces in Aitkenvale

As part of this exciting project, Council plans to deliver:

  • Installation of new playground equipment, and rubber soft fall
  • Install a new park sign, picnic table, seating, bin and drinking fountain,
  • Construct a new pathway connection
  • Installation of new park irrigation system

How can you get involved?

Council values community feedback on all of our Open Space projects and invites residents and surrounding visitors of the park to submit their feedback on the proposal to improve the facilities for Crete Street Park via the short feedback form that is located below.

How long is the consultation period?

Community Consultation for the Crete Street Park, Aitkenvale Improvements opens Monday, 13 September and will conclude on Friday, 8 October 2021.



Crete Street Park Playground Improvement - Project Update

Council’s design team have reviewed community feedback and as a result of this consultation, the proposed renewal of Crete Street Park playground will include:

  • Replacement play equipment with more play options, including swings, a platform with a slide for younger children and a climbing challenge for older children;
  • Removal of the sand softfall and replacement with rubber softfall;
  • Placement of the playground in a naturally shaded location within the park, with the design being sympathetic to the existing tree roots and ensuring all existing trees are retained;
  • Renewal of the picnic area with new seating, a picnic table, drinking fountain and litter bin;
  • A linking footpath which enables easy access of the park’s facilities as well as a new circular route for riding activities;
  • A park name sign on Brock St to identify this park;
  • A new irrigated turfed area for casual play and picnics.

Council also received a number of comments in relation to lighting in the park. This has been investigated by council’s electrical team and the existing floodlight for the playground was found to be operational. Should there be further issues with the lighting in the park, residents are encouraged to contact council’s Customer Service Centre on 13 48 10 or enquiries@townsville.qld.gov.au.

It is acknowledged that the feedback also requested a number of additional items in the park, some of which are listed below. Please be aware that these items will not be included as part of this playground renewal project:

  • Basketball court
  • Rebound wall
  • Garden beds
  • Park fencing
  • Exercise equipment
  • Dog off-leash area
  • Car parking
  • BBQ
  • Toilets

It is advised that Crete Street Park is a local park which is designed to cater to the immediate surrounding residents, as an extension of their backyards. Consequently, some of the above listed items will not be considered in this park, but have been made available in the nearby district parks for this area. District parks are designed to cater to larger groups of people to travel to the park and to stay for longer periods of time and subsequently, have more infrastructure in place to accommodate. The district parks nearby to Crete Street Park, include Rossiter park in Aitkenvale (on the corner of Kimball & Kenealy St) and Aplin’s Weir Park in Mundingburra (on the corner of Burt & O’Reilly Street).

Council thanks you for your contribution in developing and improving parks and open spaces within our community. Stay tuned for further updates on this exciting shovel-ready project!

  • This public consultation has now closed. Townsville City Council thanks you for your contribution.

    Council welcomes all residents and visitors to participate and Have Your Say in this current open space public consultation. 

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