Your new and upgraded Recreation facilities at Rockdale and Brighton-Le-Sands

Transport for NSW is delivering new recreation facilities for the Bayside community before construction starts on the M6 Stage 1.

Take a digital tour through the new Brighton Memorial Playing Fields at Brighton-le-Sands. Explore key points of interest, meet members of the design and construction team and hear from community members about the new space, including:

  • An all abilities playground
  • FIFA-grade synthetic playing field and smaller turf playing field
  • A new war memorial featuring a striking silhouette statue, remembrance wall and recognition of the contribution by servicemen and servicewomen to Australia’s defence forces
  • New car park and landscaping
  • Public amenities

Transport for NSW has also completed the McCarthy Reserve in Rockdale, which is now open. Take a look at the fly through.

Ador Parkin Rockdale is also being transformed with a huge all abilities playground and skate park –due to open at the end of 2021.

Check out our timelapse videos to view the progress of the new facilities.

Check out our Community updates & fact sheets to stay informed.

Supporting our community


Currently infrastructure construction projects are considered essential to the economy and will continue as planned across the city and the state.

The construction of the new and upgraded facilities will create around 200 jobs and support the local economy.

The safety and wellbeing of our workforce and the community is our highest priority. Our people are following hygiene and appropriate social distancing measures and will continue to do so.

We really value our community and look forward to keeping you updated as we construct these exciting facilities.

What's new?


View before & after

  • Upgraded full-sized synthetic field
  • New mid-sized grass field
  • New inclusive playground with new equipment and BBQ area
  • New skate park
  • New amenities building including changing rooms, canteen and public amenities
  • New and upgraded lighting for improved security
  • Fencing around playing fields
  • Tree planting and landscaping
  • New shared cyclist and pedestrian pathway
  • New pedestrian bridge over Muddy Creek
  • Upgrade to West Botany Street Bridge to include a shared cyclist and pedestrian pathway
  • Relocated car park with increased capacity
  • New vehicle access off West Botany Street.

View before & after

  • Upgraded full-size synthetic field
  • New mid-sized grass field
  • New play area
  • New memorial garden
  • New lawn areas
  • New amenities building including changing rooms, canteen and public amenities
  • Fencing around playing fields
  • Tree planting and landscaping
  • Upgraded car park with increased capacity
  • New and upgraded lighting for improved security
  • New access arrangement for Sybil Lane to improve safety

How planning approval occurred

Our construction activities will have a temporary impact on open space and the recreational facilities at Rockdale Bicentennial Park. We understand how important this area is for you so are upgrading the existing facilities at Ador Park and McCarthy Reserve, Rockdale and Brighton Memorial Playing Fields, before construction starts.

Your new recreational facilities will include the creation of new grass and synthetic playing fields, more car parking spaces as well as a new skate park and play areas.

We are staging the upgrades at Ador Park, McCarthy Park and Brighton Memorial Playing Fields to minimise impact to the existing facilities and local football season.

On behalf of Bayside Council, we developed a concept design and Review of Environmental Factors (REF) for the proposed recreational facilities at Rockdale and Brighton- Le-Sands. We invited feedback on the REF in December 2019.

We received 117 submissions from the local community, organisations and sporting groups. Responses to your feedback are outlined in the submissions report. Bayside Council considered feedback and provided approval for us to build your new recreational facilities in April 2020.

We developed an Addendum to our REF to assess changes to our design and the construction of our project. Bayside Council approved the Addendum REF in August 2020.

Our team would like to thank you for providing your feedback and engaging with us as we have planned and prepared to construct your new facilities.

Our contractor, Ertech, commenced construction in August 2020.

We thank you for your patience as we work to construct your new recreational facilities.

Explore design through our interactive map View our Bayside Council approval

Read the Addendum REF