Have your say

Council is committed to ensuring the City of Canada Bay is an engaged City with an effective two-way flow of information between Council and the community and that local decision making is transparent and works in the interest of the community. With this in mind, we regularly consult with local residents to understand their thoughts and views on a range of issues. View our current Have Your Say consultations below.

Timbrell Park off-leash dog area trial and consultation - OPEN

What is it about?

From 24 October to 20 November 2018, we trialled a new off-leash dog area on the south-eastern section of Timbrell Park. Community consultation was undertaken as part of the trial.

The consultation attracted 152 submissions, of which 92 per cent were dog owners.

Results of the consultation indicated:

  • 86 per cent support a permanent off-leash dog area

  • 12 per cent do not support a permanent off-leash dog area

  • 2 per cent did not state their position.

Objections to the trial were received from three of the sporting bodies who hire the southern section of Timbrell Park, including a petition signed by 130 people.

A report detailing the outcomes of the community consultation was presented at the Council meeting held on 4 December 2018. Following consideration of the different views expressed by the community, Council resolved to extend the trial to enable staff to explore the issues raised and identify potential solutions that are agreeable to all interested stakeholders.

The new trial on the south-eastern section of Timbrell Park will be undertaken from 18 December 2018 to 17 April 2019.

We encourage  all community members to provide their feedback.

Community engagement opportunities

Share your opinions on the suitability of the south-eastern section of Timbrell Park as an off-leash dog area from Tuesday, 18 December 2018 to Wednesday, 17 April 2019, via:

Online: canadabay.engagementhub.com.au

Email: parksupgrade@canadabay.nsw.gov.au

Please click on the hyperlinks below for additional information

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Click here to read the agenda and minutes from the Council Meeting held on 4 December 2018.

Community Engagement Outcomes Report 

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Hoskins Reserve and Rhodes Community Garden redesign - OPEN

What is it about?

Community gardens are places where people come together to grow fresh food, to learn, relax and make new friends. They provide access to fresh, nutritious food and offer the community opportunities to learn new skills. Community gardens are a place to connect with neighbours, are run by community members and run through a membership model for participation.

The current Rhodes Community garden site was developed through consultation with residents as part of a pilot project which has seen an increase over time in membership.

Hoskins Reserve and the community garden within it are now scheduled for upgrade works. This includes developing the site into a more permanent local facility, accessible to the community.

The intent of the garden and its design is to provide a space: 

  • For community connection through sustainable food production
  • That supports environmental, social and cultural sustainability
  • That is attractive, inclusive and community led.

Community engagement opportunities

Public Exhibition

The Public Exhibition period will commence online from Friday, 21 December to Wednesday, 6 February through ‘Have your say.’ Throughout this period you are invited to provide feedback and comments on the plan through our survey or visit us for the digital and face-to-face consultation.

Provide your feedback and comments on the plan via our online survey.  

Digital and face-to-face consultation

Digital and face-to-face consultation will run at The Connection, Rhodes from 2 February until 6 February.  

For any enquiries, please contact Council’s Sustainability Coordinator via:

Telephone: 9911 6555

Plans and design

Hoskins Reserve, Rhodes Concept Design - Landscape Plan

Hoskins Reserve, Rhodes Concept Design - Section View

Redevelopment of Concord Oval - CLOSED

The City of Canada Bay is currently taking the project plan for the Redevelopment of Concord Oval (ROCO) to the community. 

Funded by $30 million from the NSW Government through the Parramatta Road Urban Amenity Improvement Program, with further funding for the City of Canada Bay and Wests Tigers, the Redevelopment of Concord Oval will tackle increased population forecasts for the Burwood-Concord and Kings Bay precincts. The new facility will deliver a range of community services including a new indoor recreation centre, open spaces for passive recreation, rooms for community use, new match day facilities for local sporting clubs and a new High Performance Centre for the Wests Tigers.


Concord Oval was last redeveloped in 1985 as a match venue for the 1987 Rugby World Cup. While the playing surface is still well utilised by local sporting clubs, the spectator and associated facilities have been underused since the construction of larger game venues such as Stadium Australia in Homebush, Sydney Football Stadium in Moore Park and Parramatta Stadium. In addition to being the home ground for West Harbour Rugby Club and the Inter Lions Soccer Club, Concord Oval currently serves as the training ground and administration centre for the Wests Tigers.

Have your say:

To be part of Concord Oval’s future, we encourage you to share your ideas and aspirations from 15 October to 4 November.

Online 24/7:  concordoval.com.au

Email: concordoval@canadabay.nsw.gov.auIn person:

Listening posts at Five Dock Leisure Centre:

  • Saturday, 20 October 9am-12pm
  • Wednesday, 24 October 5-7pm
Mortlake Place Plan - CLOSED

Mortlake is located on the foreshore of Majors Bay and the Parramatta River. It enjoys a beautiful foreshore environment complimented by a colourful shopping village and vibrant community.

The recent development of redundant light industrial sites and aging residential infrastructure has resulted in a significant change to the physical environment in the area and a new demographic mix has created a culturally diverse community in a medium density suburb.

Council is preparing a Place Plan for Mortlake to respond to these changes and will be undertaking community engagement in September 2018 to identify actions that will ‘create places’ in Mortlake that provide economic, social and cultural nourishment.

The intent of the plan is to create a place of:  

  • Meaning and connection for residents, business owners and visitors
  • Attractive and inclusive public spaces
  • Engagement between Council, residents and businesses
  • Environmental social and cultural sustainability.

Onsite consultation dates and locations:

  • Sunday, 9 September 2018 - Breakfast Point Spring Fair, Village Green, Village Drive from 10am - 2pm
  • Saturday, 22 September 2018 - Tennyson Road Shopping Village, Mortlake from 10am - 12pm
  • Saturday, 29 September 2018 - Tennyson Road Shopping Village, Mortlake from 10am - 12pm

You are invited to contribute to the development of the plan. 

Please submit your feedback to Council’s Place Management Coordinator, Mr Vincent Conroy via:

Email: council@canadabay.nsw.gov.au  

Post: Locked Bag 1470, DRUMMOYNE  NSW  1470

Telephone: 9911 6555

Five Dock Park Plan of Management - CLOSED

What is the consultation about?

The City of Canada Bay has started preparation of a new Plan of Management (PoM) for Five Dock Park. The plan will guide the use, development and management of the park into the future.  

During the consultation period we invited users, the community and stakeholders to offer their views about the park’s future – what they value about Five Dock Park, how they use the area, issues they feel need attention and suggestions or ideas for future directions for this important area, to help in preparing the new PoM.  

An Issues, Opportunities and Discussion Paper has been prepared (see Related Items below). This paper, and more importantly, community feedback received on the issues and management options it suggests (as well as other considerations, aspirations or ideas the community might raise), will help shape the new PoM which will guide the park’s management into the future.  

A summary document is available for download below.  


Closed. Consultation was undertaken from Tuesday, 14 August to Friday, 7 September 2018.

The outcomes of the consultation period will be available at a date to be determined.

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Playground Upgrade - Roberts Reserve, Five Dock - CLOSED

What is it about?

As part of our Let’s Play Playground Strategy we are preparing to upgrade the existing neighbourhood playground at Roberts Reserve.

The aim of this project is to enhance the existing play area for families and young children in our local community.

What will the works involve?

The proposed works include replacing existing play equipment, installing new playground soft fall (mulch), and installing a shade sail. The proposed works have an estimated value of $65,000.

The options in Related Information below, provide potential locations for the new equipment.

Option one is the current preference as this location will allow a shade sail to be installed over all play equipment. It will also increase the passive play area for activities such as kicking a ball around over the southern portion of the reserve.

The playground concept design will be available for comment later this year and construction works are expected to take place in early 2019.


Closed. Consultation was undertaken from Wednesday, 25 July to Friday, 17 August 2018.

Outcomes of the consultation will be available at a date yet to be determined.

An aerial image of the two options can be found in the Related Information section below. 

Related Information

Cabarita Park Infrastructure Upgrades Consultation - CLOSED

What it is about?

City of Canada Bay is very fortunate to have a highly active community and the facilities to enable passive recreation in our beautiful parks and reserves. As part of our commitment to plan for and maintain our parks and open spaces, we are pleased to announce a number of park infrastructure and security upgrades for Cabarita Park.

The works are valued at $500,000 and are expected to be undertaken in October this year, following a Tender and appointment of contractor process.  

What will the works involve?

The proposed works includes:

  • Installation of 14 Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) throughout the park
  • Lighting installation along the path from Edgewood Estate to Memorial Avenue to support the CCTV
  • Asphalt resurfacing along Memorial Drive and reconstruction of the current parking bays
  • A new picnic shelter on the old playground site to be completed after the wharf upgrade works
  • Upgrading existing picnic shelters and accessibility improvements where practicable Review and upgrade park signage 


Closed. Consultation was undertaken from Wednesday, 18 July to Friday, 3 August, 2018.

The outcomes of the consultation period will be available later in 2018.

A concept design of the proposed shelter upgrades can be found in the section below, for your information.  

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Town Centre Care Factor Survey - CLOSED

Tell us what your ideal town centre looks like for a chance to win!

The City of Canada Bay is conducting a town centre care factor survey to find out what is most important to you in your ideal town centre. Your inputs will help guide investment in changes that make our town centres great places to live, work and play.

The survey asks you what is most important to you in your ideal town centre - it is like a 'place census' of your local government area. It asks you ‘what is most important to you in your ideal town centre?’ The aim is to capture your values, not what you would change in your local centre. The survey collects some basic demographic information, then asks you to select the top three attributes that are most important to you in making town centres enjoyable places to visit.

The survey will only take about five minutes and is open from 6 July - 19 August 2018.

At the end of the care factor survey you can share your ideas and get the chance to win one of five $100 vouchers from a selected local retailer.

To complete the survey, click here.

Naming of Foreshore Park, Rhodes - CLOSED

What is it about?

The open space adjacent to The Connection in Rhodes is known as Foreshore Park. The City of Canada Bay is responsible for determining place names and is seeking your participation in naming this park.

Foreshore Park was recently upgraded with a new playground, tree planting, furniture and water stations. 


To participate in the naming process:

  • Support the name 'Foreshore Park' or nominate an alternate name by emailing your submission to council@canadabay.nsw.gov.au or post it to Manager, Place Management, City of Canada Bay,  Locked Bag 1470, Drummoyne NSW 1470.
  • Submissions must be received by Friday, 27 April 2018

Next steps

Council will consider all names nominated and make a recommendation to the NSW Geographical Names Board in May 2018. The final park name signage will be installed by June 2018.

Foreshore Park is built on land reclaimed from Homebush Bay and therefore would not meet criteria for dual naming with an Aboriginal place name. 

For more information, please contact Council's Place Management Team on 9911 6555.

Lysaght Park Consultation - CLOSED

What is it about?

City of Canada Bay is very fortunate to have a highly active community and facilities to enable sports participation. As our population continues to grow, so do the many children and adults who wish to participate in organised and passive recreation.  

Our community enjoys a rich recreational lifestyle with over 130 open spaces including 72 parks and reserves, comprising of 303.4 hectares (15.3%) of the total local government area. Only 21 of these 72 parks and reserves are active reserves for field sports. Of these 21 active reserves, 19 already and/or shortly will have lighting installed to support winter weeknight training.  

There are limited opportunities for new open space areas to be created and as a result, we need to investigate opportunities to manage our current fields better. A significant challenge for our local clubs is accessing fields for weeknight training. City of Canada Bay’s Local Planning Strategy (2010) and Recreation and Facilities Strategy (2013) both identified the increasing demand for outdoor sports field space due to current and forecasted population growth. This is consistent with SSROC’s Review of Sporting Fields Management in the Southern Sydney Region (2008).  

Therefore to meet the growing demand for sports participation, we need to consider installing lighting poles and extending hours of use at Council’s other existing playing fields, including Lysaght Park.  

What will the works involve?

Based on recommendations of the City of Canada Bay Recreation and Facilities Strategy and an internal review of supply and demand, Council proposes the installation of sports field lighting and extending weekend usage from Saturdays 8 am – 1pm to Saturdays and Sundays games from 8am – 6pm at Lysaght Park to meet the current and forecasted community demand of our community.

The installation of lights is not intended to impact the community, but provide health and wellbeing benefits for all our community members. The existing off-leash dog provisions will remain the same.  


Closed. Community Consultation was undertaken from 1 to 28 May. The outcomes of the consultation period will be available later in 2018.

See Related Items below for additional information. 

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