City Projects

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:

Bexley Town Centre Public Domain Improvements

Council on 14 April 2021 approved the tender for Bexley Town Centre public domain improvements.

Mack Civil Pty Ltd has been appointed by Council to construct the public domain improvements in Bexley Town Centre. Construction commenced in June 2021 and is anticipated to be completed in October 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 main business area
  • Footpath level kerbside shrub plantings to increase green canopy coverage, provide shade and visual relief and reduce the heat island effect
  • New street trees in the main street and side streets
  • New street furniture and upgrade of existing kerb ramps 
  • Safety barrier fencing at intersections
  • Albyn Street carpark re-surfacing, improved circulation and line marking
Forest Road, Bexley
Forest Road, Bexley
Kingsland Road, Bexley
Kingsland Road, Bexley

 

Rockdale Administration Building HVAC & Roof Replacement

Patterson Building Group Pty Ltd has been appointed to undertake essential HVAC and roof works at the Rockdale Administration Building at 2 Bryant Street, Rockdale.

Works will commence on Wednesday 16 June 2021 and will be completed in October 2021.

The majority of the works will be inside the building and should have little impact on residents. Council have minimised the extent of works to the exterior of the building. Noise and vibration from these construction activities  are expected to be minimal. 

The works include the removal and replacement of the existing roof sheeting and the erection of a roof mounted platform to accommodate new air conditioning plant. Some redundant plant and communication towers will be decommissioned and removed.

To undertake the works, crane lifts will be essential. On these occasions a mobile crane will be set up in the Council carpark between 5am and 10am with traffic control in place to maintain safety and traffic flow to the carpark and neighbouring streets.

Rockdale Admin Building

Roof sheeting

 

Kyeemagh Community Centre Roof Works

Council has appointed VBuilt Construction Pty Ltd to undertake the Kyeemagh Community Centre roof works.

The metal roof cover to the Kyeemagh Community Centre is deteriorated and in poor condition. Water damage has occurred, and renewal of the roof is required to make the Kyeemagh Community Centre water tight. Works include, but are not limited to the following;

  • Removal of any ACM material affected by the roof works; 
  • Removal of redundant services, plant, ductwork, conduits from the roof; 
  • Replacement of roof sheeting and roof drainage system; 
  • Design and installation of new roof access safety system; 
  • Replacement of 3 x PV cells; and 
  • Mechanical works include: kitchen exhaust, bathroom exhaust, and air conditioning.

Works will commence in June 2021 and will be completed in July 2021, weather permitting.

site

site

Arncliffe Lookout Vegetation Removal and Rock Descaling

Council has awarded Plateau Trees Pty Ltd the contract to carry out important works to the cliff crest, face and within the reserve.

The work includes the following;

  • Removal of all vegetation, and loose rock from the cliff face and top edge of the Arncliffe lookout. Vegetation root jacking occurring on the cliff face is causing rock splitting leading to rock dislodgement/falls resulting in risk to human life and property;
  • Vegetation removal is a two-step process, physical cutting to the base of the plant/tree followed by poisoning;
  • Scaling/grooming of the rock face involving removal of loose or detached rock masses;
  • Chipping of cut vegetation with a wood chipper/shredder and removal from site for later use offsite; and
  • Disposal or recycling of loose or detached rock masses.

Works will commence late-May 2021 and will be completed by late June/early July 2021.

site

site

Brighton Le Sands Boardwalk Remediation and Maintenance

Council has engaged Cooper Commercial Constructions Pty Ltd to carry out maintenance work to the boardwalk parallel to the beach at Brighton Le Sands.

The work includes the following;

  • Supply and replacement of various timber members, including deck planks;
  • Clearance of trapped sand from beneath the boardwalk structure; and
  • Miscellaneous works including sealing of counter-sunk holes, and replacement of missing fixtures.

Works will commence mid-May 2021 and will be completed by November 2021.

site

site

Botany Aquatic Centre Upgrade

Council resolved on 8 April 2020 to engage the consultancy services of CO-OP Studio and a team of specialist consultants to undertake the design and documentation for the Botany Aquatic Centre. CO-OP studio put forward a team of consultants with considerable combined experience in the sport and recreation sector. CO-OP has a wealth of experience and a proven track record in the design and delivery of Aquatic facilities.

The engagement of CO-OP is a major step forward in making the redevelopment of the Botany Aquatic Centre a reality.

Council at its Meeting of 14 October 2020 resolved;

  1. That funding for the total value of the Botany Aquatic Centre project be realised and available for Council to allocate prior to moving to detailed design and documentation except for the family friendly, adventure water play facilities which will be funding by Sydney Airport;
  2. That Council proceeds to design, documentation, and tender for the Sydney Airport funded adventure water play component of the Botany Aquatic Centre project.

The Sport & Recreation Committee in February 2021 resolved to future proof the facility by including new plant and equipment for the 50m and Learn to Swim pool in the construction of the adventure play and water slides project to ensure the filtration systems are separated.

CO-OP Studio who were engaged to undertake the documentation have prepared 3D montage images (see below) of the adventure water play and water slides and we have lodged the Development Application and notified the Community Reference Group.

3D Montage Images

slides

Water play

Slides

Whitbread Park Playground Upgrade

Council has appointed Co-Ordinated Landscapes Pty Ltd to undertake the upgrade of Whitbread Park playground, Bexley North.

Construction work will commence in May 2021 and is scheduled to be completed in winter 2021, weather permitting.

The project will provide the community with better play opportunities and includes the following:

  • Removal of all existing equipment;
  • Upgraded play space and new play equipment for children aged 2 to 12 years;
  • New seating, picnic table and shelter;
  • New drinking fountain and litter bin;
  • Footpath link to Barnsbury Grove; and
  • New shade tree planting.
Artist's Impression
Artist's Impression
Plan
Plan

 

Tonbridge Reserve Playground

Council is currently constructing the new playground at Tonbridge Reserve, Ramsgate. The playground is sited close to the existing playground, which will be demolished upon completion of the new playground.

Construction work on the new playground commenced in late April 2021 and is scheduled to be completed in winter 2021.

The project will provide the community with better play opportunities and includes the following;

  • Playspace offering broad range of play equipment for children of all ages, including fully accessible carousel, pod net swing, regular & baby seat swings, multiplay unit and double rocker;
  • Variety of both formal and informal seating;
  • New shade structure;
  • Additional park shade tree planting in the vicinity of the playground.

Access to the existing playground will be maintained while the new playground is under construction.

Play equipment

Play equipment
Play equipment
Plan
Plan
Context map
Context map

 

Muller Park Playground Upgrade

Council has appointed Co-Ordinated Landscapes Pty Ltd to undertake the upgrade of Muller Park Playground, Eastgardens.

The project aims to provide the community with better play opportunities which will include;

  • Slide set into mound with rocks and wet pour rubber;
  • Double swing set, pod swing and spinning element;
  • New seating, drinking fountain, bike rack and bin;
  • Fencing along Mathewson and Tierney Streets; and
  • Improved mass planting.

Works commence in May 2021 and will be completed in winter 2021, weather permitting.

Artist's Impression
Artist's Impression
Plan
Plan

 

Works to the existing off leash dog park off Hayden Place, Botany

Council is carrying out upgrading works to the existing off leash dog park, off Hayden Place, Botany.

The project will include the following improvements;

  • Enlarging the existing facility to the west including new fencing;
  • New and improved gated entries and seating areas with larger concrete areas to reduce wear and tear;
  • Improvements to the off leash area such as different surfacing to reduce wear and tear of grass, including deco granite and sand / mulch digging areas;
  • There will be openings through the centre fence.
Dog sand play
Dog sand play
Dog weave logs
Dog weave logs

Construction will be taking place over April and May 2021, weather permitting. There may be a short period of time when the dog park is closed to allow construction work to take place.

More information: construction board

Moorefield Reserve, Kogarah - playground upgrade

Council has appointed Co-Ordinated Landscapes Pty Ltd to undertake the upgrade of Moorefield Reserve playground, Kogarah.

Construction work will commence in March 2021 and is scheduled to be completed in May 2021, weather permitting.

The project will provide the community with better play opportunities and includes the following:

  • Removal of all existing equipment;
  • Retention of existing shade structure;
  • Playspace offering broad range of play equipment for children of all ages;
  • Picnic table setting, new seats and informal sandstone block seating;
  • Children’s circuit track for trikes and scooters;
  • New path connections to Oakdale and Warren Avenue;
  • New drinking fountain, bike racks and bin; and
  • Additional shade tree planting.

While the construction works are being undertaken there will be limited access to Moorefield Reserve.

Moorefield Reserve
Plan
Moorefield Reserve
Artist's impression

 

Gilchrist Park Playground Upgrade

Council has appointed Co-Ordinated Landscapes Pty Ltd to undertake the upgrade of Gilchrist Park playground, Bexley North.

Construction work will commence in March 2021 and is scheduled to be completed in May 2021, weather permitting.

The project will provide the community with better play opportunities and includes the following:

  • A play space with a variety of play equipment for children aged 2 to 12 years;
  • A nature play area;
  • A children’s circuit track for trikes and scooters;
  • New seats, drinking fountain and litter bin;
  • A shade sail over the main play area;
  • New shade trees; and
  • Improved playground path connections to the street.

While the construction works are being undertaken there will be limited access to Gilchrist Park.

Gilchrist Park, Bexley North
Gilchrist Park playground - perspective
Gilchrist Park, Bexley North
Gilchrist Park - plan

 

Marinea Reserve - playground upgrade

Council has appointed Co-Ordinated Landscapes Pty Ltd to undertake the upgrade of the playground in Marinea Reserve, Arncliffe.

Construction work will commence in late February 2021 and is scheduled to be completed by June 2021, weather permitting.

The project will provide the community with better play opportunities and includes the following;

  • An expanded play space;
  • A shade structure;
  • New seating and informal sandstone block seating;
  • New picnic table, drinking fountain and litter bin; and
  • Improved landscaped setting including new shade trees.

While the construction works are being undertaken there will be limited access to Marinea Park.

Marinea Reserve - site plan
Site plan
Marinea Reserve - site perspective
Artist's impression

 

Bona Park, Sans Souci - Playground Upgrade

Council has appointed Co-Ordinated Landscapes Pty Ltd to undertake the upgrade of Bona Park playground, Sans Souci.

Construction work will commence in February 2021 and is scheduled to be completed in June 2021, weather permitting.

The project will provide the community with better play opportunities and includes the following:

  • Retention of the existing shade structure;
  • New multi-play structure, double swing set, seesaw and rocker;
  • New seats, informal sandstone block seating, litter bin and drinking fountain;
  • Improved landscape setting including new shade trees; and
  • Improved playground path connections to the street and to new shelter picnic table setting

While the construction works are being undertaken, there will be limited access to Bona Park.

Bona Park playground - site plan
Site plan​​​​​
Bona Park playground - artist's impression
Artist's impression

 

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.

Plan
Plan
View
View

 

Design and Construction of a Synthetic Playing Field at Gardiner Park, Banksia

Proudly funded by the NSW Government in association with Bayside Council

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.
Gardiner Park - site plan
Site plan
local example of completed synthetic field
Local example of completed synthetic field

 

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 commenced late 2020 and Milestone 1 works is scheduled to complete in Spring 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

Site location

Plan - proposed works

Plan - proposed works

Arncliffe Town Centre

 

Proudly funded by the NSW Government in association with Bayside Council

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

Arncliffe TC

Arncliffe TC

Arncliffe TC

Arncliffe TC

 

Brighton Baths

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.

Aerial View

Aerial View

East Elevation View

Current condition 1

Current Condition 2

Current Condition

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 commenced late 2020 and will be completed in Spring 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).
l'estrange park
Floor Plan
l'estrange park
Artist's Impression

 

l'estrange park
Site Map

 

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