The new Ador Reserve Precinct was handed back to Bayside Council today, Monday 20 December 2021, following a multi-million dollar transformation by Transport for NSW (TfNSW) as part of the M6 Stage 1 project.
It transformed the former Rockdale Bowling Club area into a recreational hub that caters for both active and passive activities from sporting fields to playgrounds and BBQ areas.
The centerpiece is a state-of-the art Skate Park, which was designed for scooters too. It also includes an all abilities adventure playground which will be popular with locals of all ages.
“We look forward to showcasing and celebrating the transformation of this area in the new year,” a Council spokesperson said.
“Council is happy the upgrade is complete and the facilities, including a new skate park, are now open for community use.”
The works were undertaken, and fully funded by the NSW State Government, as part of the M6 Stage 1 project that will connect President Avenue in Kogarah with the M8 motorway at Arncliffe via a four km tunnel.
New features of the Ador Reserve Precinct include:
- New mid-sized grass field
- New inclusive playground with new equipment and BBQ area
- New skate park
- New and upgraded lighting for improved security
- Tree planting and landscaping
- New shared cyclist and pedestrian pathway
- New pedestrian bridge over Muddy Creek
- Upgrade to West Botany Street Bridge including a shared cyclist and pedestrian pathway
- Relocated car park with increased capacity
- New vehicle access off West Botany Street
“It would have taken Council years to be able to fund and construct facilities of this magnitude that can be enjoyed by Bayside residents and visitors,” a Council spokesperson said.
The opening of Ador Reserve Precinct, McCarthy Reserve and Brighton Memorial Playing Fields marks the completion of community recreation facilities delivered by the M6 Stage 1 before construction of the tunnels commences early in 2022.
Once construction of the M6 Stage 1 tunnel is completed, Transport for NSW will deliver new facilities and open space at Marsh Street in Arncliffe and Rockdale Bicentennial Park.
This was a key requirement of planning approval, to offset the impacts of construction on community space.
The park name ‘Ador Reserve Precinct’ is only a temporary name as we are changing the way we name our places moving forward. We will encourage and promote recognition of Aboriginal place names and to foster the more frequent use of these names, particularly for new places. More information about this will be available in the coming weeks.