City Projects involves the planning, design and implementation of public infrastructure such as Town Centres, open space, community buildings and public domain features in accordance with the Bayside City Plan. These are the current major projects being undertaken:
Colson Crescent Playground
Council is undertaking improvements at Colson Crescent Playground, Monterey.
The project aims to provide the community with better play opportunities catering for a range of ages and abilities.
The play activities include: climbing, swinging and sliding as well as nature play.
New seating and improved pedestrian access will also be provided.
Construction commenced in January 2021 and will be completed in June 2021.
Fisherman’s Club Demolition
Council on 11 November 2020 approved the tender from Metropolitan Demolitions for the demolition of the Fisherman’s Club, 100 Bestic Street, Kyeemagh.
The Fisherman’s Club building is being demolished as per the approved DA-2019/253.
The main part of the building has been vacant for a number of years as the building is dilapidated and unfit for occupancy.
Council is currently preparing a draft masterplan for the future parkland to be revitalised for the community.
Works commenced in December 2020 and will be completed in February 2021.
Design and Construction of a Synthetic Playing Field at Gardiner Park, Banksia
Council has engaged Polytan Pacific Pty Ltd for the design and construction of a synthetic playing field at Gardiner Park, Banksia.
Construction commences on 18 November 2020 and is anticipated to be completed in May 2021, weather permitting.
The scope of works includes:
- Site establishment;
- Protection of trees and heritage elements;
- Installation of a new irrigation system for the secondary field;
- Installation of a new perimeter fence around the synthetic field;
- Drainage works including installation of synthetic field drainage; and
- Installation of a FIFA Certified synthetic playing surface including all associated works and materials including perimeter paths, fencing, goals, corner posts coaches boxes and line marking.
St. George Netball Courts
Proudly funded by a Community Development Grant from the Australian Government Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications.
Design and Development of the St. George Netball Courts.
Council on 8 July 2020 approved the tender for the construction for the design and development of the St. George Netball Courts.
Court Craft Australia Pty Ltd has been appointed by Council for the design and development of the St. George Netball Courts. Construction commences in September and is anticipated to be completed in February 2021, weather permitting.
The scope of works includes:
- Miling of the existing surface;
- Asphalt relevelling;
- Application of new asphalt surface;
- Application of acrylic Plexipave surface;
- Installation of concrete edge at the court perimeter;
- Formalised perimeter drainage;
- Line marking to the courts; and
- Replace existing netball posts and footings.
Wetlands Water Quality Improvement Works Coolibah Reserve, Bardwell Valley
On 8 July 2020, Council approved the tender for the wetlands water quality improvement works at Coolibah Reserve, Bardwell Valley.
Land and Marine Ocean Engineering Pty Ltd has been appointed by Council for the wetlands water quality improvement works. The works consists of three milestones. Construction commences in October and is anticipated to be completed in June 2021, weather permitting.
The scope of works includes:
- diversion of base flows into wetland upstream of existing concrete weir on Bardwell Creek;
- removal of sediment in backwatered lagoon;
- creation of vegetated wetland to treat base flows and remove nutrients;
- removal of weeds and vegetation on earth bund;
- protection works for concrete weir-creek crossing apron;
- construction of bank retaining structure;
- landscape features to provide landscape amenity; and
- commissioning, establishment and maintenance of the civil, landscaping and planting works
Arncliffe Town Centre
Council on 8 July 2020 approved the tender for Arncliffe Town Centre public domain improvements.
Sydney Civil Pty Ltd has been appointed by Council to construct the public domain improvements in Arncliffe Town Centre. Construction commences in August 2020 and is anticipated to be completed in March 2021, weather permitting. Access to parts of the footpath will be restricted with temporary construction fencing and paths. Access to businesses will be maintained.
The public domain improvements will enhance the appearance of the town centre through new pavements, street furniture and landscaping and improve pedestrian safety and amenity. The scope of works includes the following:
- New feature paving consisting of high quality pavers in the business precinct
- Kerb realignments in certain areas to provide a safer environment for the community
- A feature outdoor pedestrian seating area on Firth Street between Queen Street and Belmore Street
- Planted road islands to increase green canopy coverage, provide shade and reduce the heat island effect
- New street furniture, landscaping and street trees throughout
- A new pedestrian crossing at the end of Queen Street with new compliant street lighting
- Upgrade of existing pedestrian crossings also with new compliant street lighting
- Renewed line marking and marking of parking bays
- Improvements to the 2 small parks in Belmore and Firth Streets
Council on 8 April 2020 approved the tender for the remediation of the Brighton Baths Building.
Mainserve Australia Pty Ltd has been appointed by Council for the remediation of the Brighton Baths Building. Construction commences in April 2020 and is anticipated to be completed summer 2021, weather permitting.
The building is in a prominent location and the project will improve access into the building, ensure the building is compliant with current Australian Standards and provide aesthetic upgrades and maintenance.
The scope of works includes but are not limited to the following:
- Structural remediation works to the building;
- Repairs to the marine rescue and athletics club;
- Painting and repairing the walls of the entire building;
- Waterproofing and installation of new pavers to the two terraces;
- New tactile indicators and stair treads;
- Installation of new balustrading to the two terraces to ensure compliance;
- Refurbishment of 5 internal platform lifts to improve access into restaurants and cafes; and
- General building maintenance and repairs.
Botany Town Hall
Council on 11 December 2019 approved the tender for the remediation of the Botany Town Hall to be awarded to RELD Group Pty Ltd.
Construction commences in January 2020 and is anticipated to be completed by October 2020, weather permitting.
The Botany Town Hall requires significant renewal in order to return it to use for the community.
Bayside Council is undertaking a full replacement of the roof and upgrading the gutter system to provide adequate stormwater capacity. The dilapidated 1966 extension will be demolished, creating a courtyard space and exposing the heritage facade of the Town Hall.
Council will also be improving accessibility of the building, including the construction of a new lift, external and internal ramps and accessible amenities to comply with regulatory requirements. This will allow the building to serve the broader community.
Botany Town Hall - Floor Plan
Wolli Creek Road and Stormwater Upgrade
Council on 11 December 2019 approved the tender for the Wolli Creek Public Domain road and stormwater upgrades to be awarded to Sydney Civil Pty Ltd.
Construction commences in January 2020 and is anticipated to be completed by January 2021, weather permitting.
The scope of works includes but is not limited to the following:
- Drainage works to remove surface water off the road;
- Widening the road;
- Introduction of a one-way circuit;
- Pedestrian crossings;
- Bicycle lanes; and
- Beautification and landscaping.
Sydney Civil has a dedicated project page where you can learn more about the work they are doing, register for project updates, and submit questions or feedback about the work.
One-Way Circuit Design
L’Estrange Sporting Amenities Upgrade
Council on 9 September 2020 approved the tender for the upgrade of the L’Estrange Sporting Amenities.
Cooper Commercial Constructions has been appointed by Council for the upgrade works of the L’Estrange Sporting Amenities. Construction will commence in October 2020 and will be completed in June 2021.
The project aims to provide improved facilities for the community and sporting clubs and will include:
- 5 unisex toilets and 1 ambulant toilet;
- 1 accessible toilet with baby change facilities;
- External hand wash, bubbler and water fill station;
- 2 change rooms with showers and toilets;
- 1 referee room;
- 1 sports club meeting room;
- 1 canteen;
- 2 storage rooms;
- External field storage; and
- Water tank (for toilet flushing).
Wentworth Avenue Intersection Upgrades
Council in conjunction with the Roads and Maritime Services is planning to upgrade the intersection of Wentworth Avenue and Page Street following the completion of the upgrade works at the intersection of Wentworth Avenue and Baker Street (these works are being completed by TfNSW). The proposed work that Council plans to undertake is primarily located along Page Street with associated works at the intersection with Wentworth Avenue. The length of work is approximately 460m in Page Street and 50m in Wentworth Avenue.
The project aims to resolve traffic congestion along both Page Street and Wentworth Ave. Currently there are delays along Page Street during peaks periods which backs up to Holloway Street, worsened by Public School Traffic.
The layout of the existing four-way signalised intersection and adjoining roads has been generally kept as per existing with the following upgrades:
- Southbound right-turn-in lane from Wentworth Avenue to be lengthened to cater for future traffic volumes
- Raised threshold crossing to be removed and new signalized pedestrian crossing to be installed to cater largely for traffic at the school in peak periods, improved the overall safety of pedestrians in general
- Dual right-turn lanes out of Page Street (eastbound) to Wentworth Avenue (southbound)
- Dual right-turn lanes out of Page Street (westbound) to Wentworth Avenue (northbound)
- Removal of bus stop on Page Street (eastbound) to Wentworth Avenue and relocate to departure side
- Parking bays and a parking bus bay along Page Street (west)
Project objectives are:
- Provide a design that has a minimal impact on road users during construction
- Provide a design that minimises impacts through noise and other factor during construction
- Increase capacity where possible to cater for future traffic growth
- Add additional turning lanes based on traffic modelling undertaken
- Provide parking bays to remove vehicles out of through lanes
- Move bus stops to departure side of intersection to help flow
- Minimise volume of trees to be removed
- Improve movements in and out of side streets
- Minimise adverse impacts to residents with new layouts
- Minimise impacts to existing utilities, therefore reducing required utility relocations
- Improved travel times, especially through peak periods with high heavy vehicle volumes
- Improved access and travel times for road freight
Sir Joseph Banks Park, Botany - new access trails
Council is providing some new access trails within the park funded by funded by the NSW Government through a My Community Project Grant ‘Revitalising Sir Joseph Banks Park’.
The new access trails are located within the central portion of the park adjacent to bush regeneration areas and the bush tucker gardens. The work will include :
- New crushed compacted gravel north-south link trail through the bush regeneration area connecting to the existing asphalt path behind the dune alongside Foreshore Road
- New compacted mulch circuit trail through the bush tucker gardens
When are we doing it?
Construction will commence in November 2020 and is expected to be completed by the end of the year, weather permitting.
Access to these areas of the park will be restricted with temporary construction fencing. For your safety please stay clear of construction zones.