1 – 17 R Blaxland Drive, Illawong (adjacent to Old Illawarra Road).

Project timeline

Project start:  May 2024

Expected completion:   June 2024

Project background

We are excited to let you know that Council will be renewing the irrigation system at Blaxland Drive Oval which forms part of a larger recreation precinct.

The installation will enable the continuation of sporting competitions and training, and improve the overall experience for our community and visitors to the park.

This irrigation renewal is important to ensure the longevity and quality of the playing surface throughout the season.

Project scope

The work include:

  • Supply and installation of an automatic irrigation system.
  • Includes smart controls for irrigation and monitoring.
  • Trenching of oval and turf remediation.

Project schedule

Detailed Design - December 2023 (complete)

Tender - February 2024 (complete)

Site Establishment – May 2024

Practical Completion – June 2024

Impacts during construction

The playing field will be closed during construction.  The tennis courts, clubhouses, cricket nets, playground and car parking areas will remain open.

We are working with the local community groups to make suitable arrangements for training and competition matches during this important work.

We appreciate the support and collaboration of our sport clubs and local user groups during this process.

We will keep you updated as the work progresses and thank you for your patience.


This project is fully funded by Council.