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Aitkenvale
TownsvilleQueensland
Postcode: 4814
LGA: City of Townsville
State District: Mundingburra
Federal Division: Herbert
Suburbs around Aitkenvale:
Heatley Vincent Gulliver
Cranbrook Aitkenvale Mundingburra
Douglas Annandale

Aitkenvale is a suburb of the City of Townsville, Queensland, Australia.

History

StateLibQld 1 262644 Estate Map of Aitkenvale Estate, Townsville, Queensland, 1883
Estate Map of Aitkenvale Estate, Townsville, Queensland, 1883
Thomas Aitken of Townsville 1867
Thomas Aitken of Townsville, 1867

The suburb is named after Thomas Aitken, the original grantee of Portion 38, Parish of Coonambelah. He began subdividing the property during the 1880s, putting 440 quarter-acre residential allotments on the market in 1885. A dairy farm was established in the region by Thomas Aitken in about 1867.

Present day

Aitkenvale is now a major commercial and residential district of the city. The suburb is home to two of Townsville's biggest shopping centres and is home to branches of numerous companies. Aitkenvale is the biggest commercial centre in Townsville outside of the Townsville CBD, and is often referred to as the second CBD. Besides offices and shopping centres, the suburb is mainly residential and has some light industrial warehouses and workshops in the top north-eastern corner of the suburb. There is also picturesque parkland along the bank of the Ross River.

Public Facilities in Aitkenvale

  • Education
    • Aitkenvale State School
    • Aitkenvale Special School
    • Riverside Adventist Christian School
  • Public Facilities
    • Parks
      • Aitkenvale Park
      • Rossiter Park
      • Henrietta Park
    • Public Libraries
        • Sporting Grounds
      • Illich Park (Centrals Rugby League)
  • Shopping
    • Stockland Townsville

Coordinates: 19°17′S 146°48′E / 19.283°S 146.8°E / -19.283; 146.8


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