Infrastructure Improvements

Roads Program

As part of our commitment to improving local infrastructure, we are pleased to announce asphalt resurfacing works that are programed as part of Council’s Road Resurfacing program. These works will commence in 2019 following completion of the Tender process to engage a contractor.

Residents will receive notification prior to works commencing and Council is working hard to deliver improved, quality roadways for our residents with minimal disruption. Below is a draft schedule of roads to be included in the 2018/19 & 2019/20 road rehabilitation works:

Street

Segment Name

Suburb

Archer Street

Majors Bay Road to Lancelot Street

Concord

Archer Street

Lancelot Street to Noble Street

Concord

Archer Street

Noble Street to Anderson Road

Concord

Archer Street

Anderson Road to Frederick Street

Concord

Archer Street

Frederick Street to Mortlake Street

Concord

Bangalla Road

Queen Street to Concord Road

Concord West

Beronga Street

George Street to Queen Street

North Strathfield

Bishop Street

Elphinstone Street to Kendall Street

Cabarita

Burton Street

Burwood Road to Loftus Street

Concord

Denison Street

Mortlake Street to William Street

Concord

Denison Street

William Street to Kitchener Avenue

Concord

East Street

Lyons Road West to Henry Street

Five Dock

Elphinstone Street

Cabarita Road to Moore Street

Cabarita

Elphinstone Street

Moore Street to Stamford Avenue

Cabarita

Elphinstone Street

Stamford Avenue to Bishop Street

Cabarita

Harrison Avenue

End Of Culdsac to Concord Road

Concord West

Kitchener Avenue

Cabarita Road to Albion Street

Concord

Kitchener Avenue

Albion Street to Denison Street

Concord

Lavender Street

Queens Road to Parramatta Road

Five Dock

Lemnos Street

End Of Street to George Street

North Strathfield

Moore Street

Elphinstone Street to Cabarita Road

Cabarita

Norman Street

Majors Bay Road to Rickard Street

Concord

Park Avenue

St Georges Crescent to Renwick Street

Drummoyne

Park Avenue

 Renwick Street to Victoria Road

Drummoyne

Second Avenue

Park Road to Great North Road

Five Dock

Sutton Street

Barnstaple Road to Second Avenue

Five Dock

Tenterfield Street

Waratah Street to Beronga Street

North Strathfield

Tenterfield Street

Beronga Street to Gracemere Street

North Strathfield

Watkin Street

Brays Road to Barton Street

Concord

Watkin Street

Barton Street to Tennyson Road

Concord

Watkin Street

Tennyson Road to Braddon Street

Concord

Allen Street

Boundary to George Street

North Strathfield

Braddon Street

Rickard Street to Turner Avenue

Concord

Braddon Street

Turner Avenue to Kingston Avenue

Concord

Currawang Lane

Currawang Street to Hospital Road

Concord West

Drake Street

Brays Road to Barton Street

Concord

Elliott Street

Allen Street to End Of Street

North Strathfield

Florey Place

Tyler Crescent to End

Abbotsford

Ingham Avenue

Lyons Road to Barnstaple Road

Five Dock

Kings Road

Cross Street to Harris Road

Five Dock

Mackenzie Street

Hillier Street to Yaralla Street

Concord West

Mary Street

Millar Street to Janet Street

Drummoyne

McGrath Avenue

Kerin Avenue to Udall Avenue

Five Dock

Moreton Street

Burwood Road to End Of Street

Concord

Quandong Street

Mepunga Street to Quandong Place

Concord West

Quandong Street

Quandong Place to Nirranda Street

Concord West

Quandong Street

Nirranda Street to Wilga Street

Concord West

Quandong Street

Wilga Street to Myall Street

Concord West

Quandong Street

Myall Street to The Drive

Concord West

Railway Lane

George Street to Railway Street

North Strathfield

Sibbick Street

Hampden Road to Edenholme Road

Russell Lea

the Drive

Concord Road to Barunga Street

Concord West

the Drive

Barunga Street to Nullawarra Avenue

Concord West

Trafalgar Parade

Victory Place to Majors Bay Road

Concord

Tyler Crescent

Hampden Road to Curtin Avenue

Abbotsford

Tyler Crescent

Curtin Avenue to Andersons Way

Abbotsford

Tyler Crescent

Andersons Way to Curtin Avenue

Abbotsford

Wiggins Place

End Of Street to Brays Road

Concord

Wordsworth Avenue

Flavelle Street to Patterson Street

Concord

Augusta Street (Concord)

Majors Bay Road to Rickard Street

Concord

Barnstaple Lane

Rodd Road to Barnstaple Road

Five Dock

Brays Road

The Bend to Elphinstone Street

Concord

Cabarita Road

Waine Street to Cabarita Park

Cabarita

Cairns Avenue

Barnstaple Road to Duchess Avenue

Rodd Point

Churchill Crescent

Wellbank Street to Flavelle Street

Concord

Duchess Avenue

Barnstaple Road to Noble Street

Rodd Point

Duchess Avenue

First Avenue to Henley Marine Drive

Rodd Point

Duke Avenue (Rodd Point)

First Avenue to Henley Marine Drive

Rodd Point

First Avenue - Shoulders

(Shoulders) Change Of Seal to Great North Road

Five Dock

Flavelle Street

Gipps Street to Wordsworth Road

Concord

Flavelle Street

Wordsworth Road to Patterson Street

Concord

Flavelle Street

Patterson Street to Pitt Street

Concord

Flavelle Street

Shackel Avenue to Fairview Street

Concord

Grenville Avenue

Dorking Road to Cabarita Road

Cabarita

Iandra Street

Concord Road to Barunga Street

Concord West

Iandra Street

Barunga Street to Nullawarra Avenue

Concord West

Ingham Avenue

Barnstaple Road to First Avenue

Five Dock

Ingham Avenue

First Avenue to Fairlight Street

Five Dock

Park Road

Barnstaple Road to First Avenue

Five Dock

Park Road

First Avenue to Fairlight Street

Five Dock

Robert Avenue

Start to Barnstaple Road

Russell Lea

 

Drainage Program

Emptying the Trash Rack from a Gross Pollutant Trap (GPT)

Emptying the Trash Rack from a Gross Pollutant Trap (GPT)

Flood studies

Planned flood studies for the Exile Bay and Williams St Catchments are expected to generate flood risk management studies and plans that include substantial drainage upgrade programs.
 

Works completed or underway in the current Financial Year

Intersection of Wellbank St & Ian Pde, Concord: Replacement of a very aged 'Tonkin' drain under this intersection was completed during the 2017 July school holidays. This timing was chosen to reduce traffic impact. Planning is proceeding for the rehabilitation of the same Tonkin up stream to Bent St.

Intersection of Kendal St & Bishop St, Cabarita: An upgrade to bypass blocked drainage at the intersection has been designed and onsite works are due to commence in September 2017. These works should eliminate ponding.

Polding St Bowman St: Investigation of a proposed upgrade to drainage between these streets is proceeding.

Queens Rd Five Dock: Design by consultants of a proposed drainage upgrade to reduce frequent surface flow on pedestrians is proceeding.

Drainage relining program: This program will continue with installation of lines on Cavell Avenue, Rhodes, Nicholas Ave to Broughton St Concord, Great North Road Five Dock and between Therry Lane and Brett Park. These works are due for completion by mid-September 2017.

Drainage works: Minor work at The Esplanade, Drummoyne, Minnesota Ave, Five Dock and Tripod St, Concord is either underway or about to commence.

Footpath Works

Shared Footpath - Queen Elizabeth Park, Concord
Shared Footpath - Queen Elizabeth Park, Concord

Footpath Program

The City of Canada Bay endeavours to maintain existing footpaths at a reasonable level of service. Council allocates $200,000 per year for the undertaking of these works. Community feedback on our footpaths is an invaluable source of information for the continued maintenance and improvement of our communal asset. In the interest of sustainability and good health, Council promotes walking as a transport means and positive recreational activity.
 

Accessible bus stop program

Council has upgraded and installed new accessible bus shelters to encourage and facilitate the community use of public transport. The targeted outcomes are to reduce the community's reliance on private car usage for transport, decrease road congestion, increase parking availability and reduce fossil fuel consumption and production of greenhouse gases.

Council has a program of works to improve pedestrian accessibility to bus stops within our local government area.
 

Related Documents

Traffic Management

Speed Monitoring Scheme

In response to the community’s road safety concerns on speeding, the City of Canada Bay has researched and purchased a number of Speed Radar Displays (SRDs) as part of a  revamped Speed Reduction campaign. SRDs have been installed at various locations throughout the LGA. These SRDs measure the speed of approaching vehicles and display a variety of corresponding messages. One particular message a ‘Smiley Face’ appeals to motorists and is delivering game changing results in the process.

These installations have captured the attention of the community and generated constructive discussions about speeding, and through this technology Council is able to create a safer community.

Russell Lea School Traffic and Parking Management

As part of the construction of a new larger school, various changes to traffic and parking management are being implemented to safely accommodate pick-up and drop-off movements whilst balancing this against the needs of the surrounding residential area. These changes are being implemented by the Department of Education and include:

  • Lithgow Street changed to one-way northbound between Whittall Street and Potter Street.
  • Whittall Street changed to one-way eastbound between Speed Avenue and Lithgow Street.
  • ‘No Left Turn 8am-9:30am, 2:30pm-4pm School Days’ restrictions in Speed Avenue at its intersection with Whittall Street.
  • Various changes to parking restrictions.

To reinforce existing one-way restrictions in McCulloch Street, Council will be implementing new traffic islands and additional linemarking at its intersection with Barnstaple Road.

Once these changes have been undertaken and new traffic and parking behaviours established, a review will be undertaken to determine if any further works are required in the area.

Representation

Council continues to make representation to the State Government to address the traffic and transport implications within our LGA with regards to State Government  projects including; WestConnex, Parramatta Road Urban Transformation, Light Rail, Metro West, buses, heavy rail and ferries.

Bus Stop

DDA Compliant Bus Stop
DDA Compliant Bus Stop

Bus Stops

Council is upgrading bus shelters and supporting infrastructure across the City to encourage the use of public transport, thereby, helping to manage traffic congestion and parking demand. The new designs provide a ramp for easy embarking and disembarking, tactile ground surface indicators to assist the blind or vision impaired to identify the bus stop and boarding point, allocated space for wheelchair users and standard wheelchair height.

Council's upgraded bus shelters will achieve the Public Transport Disability Access Standard, where practical.

Playground Works

Sibbick Reserve Playground
Sibbick Reserve Playground

Current projects

Program Update
Corby Avenue Reserve, Concord 
Playground Upgrade

As part of our commitment to improving our local parks, we are undertaking over $40 000 in upgrades to the Corby Avenue Reserve playground. Construction is scheduled to commence early May and last approximately two weeks, weather and site conditions dependent.

The proposed works include removing existing play equipment, installing new play equipment including a double swing set, small treehouse-themed play unit, a spinner, a koala rocker, and new playground mulch. We undertook consultation in 2017 and the community feedback has informed this design.  

The playground will be closed during the upgrades, with the closest available playgrounds nearby located at Queen Elizabeth Park, Bayview Park and Edwards Park.  

We apologise for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience during the works and should you require any additional information, please contact us via email council@canadabay.nsw.gov.au or call 9911 6555.

The design can be viewed in Related Items, below.

 

Nield Park, Rodd Point
Playground Upgrade

 

Playground upgrade works were completed in late 2017 and the playground is currently open to public. The design can be viewed in Related Items, below.

Rothwell Park, Concord 
New Playground

 

The pre-existing playground at Rothwell Park was removed due to the construction of a new amenities building at the western side of the park.  

A community consultation was held in early 2017 regarding the proposal of a new playground that was to be located at southern entry of Rothwell Park.  

The proposed location was not supported by the majority of respondents and Council resolved to investigate an alternative location for the new playground.

Community consultation will be undertaken again once a new proposal for the playground is prepared. 

Russell Park, Drummoyne 
Playground Upgrade

Playground upgrade works were completed in late 2017 and the playground is currently open to public.

Design details can be viewed in Related Items below.

Sibbick Street Reserve Playground, Russell Lea 
Playground Upgrade

Playground upgrade works were completed in August 2017 and the playground is currently open to public.  

Timbrell Park Playground/ Livvi's Place, Five Dock 
Playground Upgrade

Livvi's Place in Timbrell Park is now open to the public. 

The flying fox is currently closed due to the split synthetic surface over the departure mound which may cause trip hazards. This issue is under investigation and repair works are expected to commence soon.

The electronic control of the accessible carousel is currently out of order. A full upgrade of the computer control system is being prepared and a new system is expected to be installed in two months. 

Five Dock Skate Park 
Five Dock Skate Bowl Maintenance

Repair and repainting works of the skate bowl are now complete.

Rhodes Park Playground 
Playground Upgrade

In collaboration with Inner West Neighbour Aid (IWNA), the City of Canada Bay has developed designs for a natural play environment and an innovative 'Five Senses Therapeutic Garden' as part of the upgrade works.

The community garden will offer local residents the opportunity to become involved in food growing and other activities.

Design of the sensory garden and playground is now being finalised and documented. Construction works are expected to be completed in the 18/19 financial year. 

Related Items

Parks and Reserves

St Lukes North
St Lukes North

Powells Creek Reserve

City of Canada Bay Council sought tenders for the installation of new top soil, turf and irrigation for the playing field at Powells Creek Reserve, Concord West in April 2017. The tender was awarded to Turf Drain Pty Ltd in May 2017.

Powells Creek Reserve Sports Field No.2 is an active sports field used for cricket in summer and soccer in winter. The sports field renewal will provide tangible benefits to the local community, sporting groups and schools, enabling an increase in team sport participation and promoting positive mental and physical health benefits for our community.
 

Rhodes Foreshore Park

In 2016 Council developed a plan for the upgrade of Rhodes Foreshore Park, Shoreline Drive (opposite Mary Street and south of The Connection, Rhodes Community Precinct).

Construction works started in August 2017 and are expected to be completed by January 2018. During construction, the park will be closed but the foreshore shared pathway will remain open.

We appreciate your patience during the construction period. For any questions regarding this project please contact the Rhodes Place Manager, Saskia Vromans on 9911 6555. Please see related information below, for design and concept details.
 

St Lukes Park

As a result of the WestConnex project, there has been a lot of work in the St Lukes and Cintra Park area. Early in 2016 Council developed a masterplan to ensure that the community benefit from the WestConnex work is maximised. 

All of the projects referred to on the masterplan have received funding from Council, State and Federal government grants, AFL NSW, Drummoyne Power, Concord Giants AFL and Inner West Little Athletics.

The sports field lighting projects and St Lukes North amenities building tenders have closed. The successful tenderers were REES Electrical Pty Ltd for the lighting works and Sullivans for the amenities building works. 

The amenities building works have commenced and are expected to be completed at various times throughout this project; refer to list below. The lighting project works were completed in May 2017. The remaining projects all commenced in the first quarter of 2017 with the majority of the projects programmed to finish before the end of this calendar year. See table below for a list of the projects included in the masterplan and their progress:

Sports Field Description of works Project update
St Lukes North New amenities building External shell complete. Tenders for the fit out to go out in late 2017 for an expected completion timeframe of March 2018
St Lukes Oval Sports field lighting upgrade Completed
St Lukes Oval Amenities building upgrade Small works have been completed but further works to be completed pending Grant Funding application
St Lukes No 1 Accessible path and parking Completed
St Lukes No 1 Sports field lighting upgrade Completed
St Lukes No 2 Amenities building upgrade Completed
Whole park Upgrade and extension of path from Crane St Car Park to Gipps St  To be constructed by Sydney Water as part of the Cintra Park Canal Creek naturalisation works
Whole park Planting of additional trees To be planted by WestConnex

See below for details of the masterplan.
 

Rothwell Park Amenities

Council received $500,000 from the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development under their Community Development Grants Programme. The amenities building was completed and officially opened in July 2017.
 

Wangal Reserve

The Plan of Management (PoM) for Wangal Reserve and Punt Park was reported to Council at the 1 November 2016 meeting and was on exhibition between November and December 2016. Based on review of all submissions, the POM has been finalised and a report will be submitted to Council later this year.

The plan will provide a framework to enhance and manage these areas over the long-term and ensure they remain attractive destinations for residents and visitors. It will also help Council to prioritise and guide improvements that were suggested by the community during consultation for the Breakfast Point Community Enhancement Plan.

Key aspects of the plan and an associated Landscape Masterplan will include:

  • New and additional landscaping, with a focus on local indigenous plant species
  • Enhancement of the existing facilities within the Reserve, including opportunities to improve children’s play spaces by utilising the site's natural elements
  • Improved access and future connections along the foreshore.
     

Sportsfield lighting projects

In it's 2016/2017 budget, Council has allocated funding for the improved usability of our sporting fields in order to meet the needs of our increasingly active community. The table below illustrates the sports fields that will have lighting upgrades in the current financial year.

Sports Field Description of works Project update
Cintra Park Installation of sports field floodlighting Completed
Ron Routley Reserve Installation of sports field floodlighting Completed
Five Dock Park Installation of sports field floodlighting Design complete. This item went to community consultation in March 2017for construction in 2017/18 financial year.
Rothwell Park Installation of sports field floodlighting Design complete. This item went to community consultation in March 2017for construction in 2017/18 financial year.
Jessie Stewart Reserve Installation of sports field floodlighting Design complete. This item went to community consultation in March 2017for construction in 2017/18 financial year.
Majors Bay Reserve Installation of sports field floodlighting Completed
Lysaght Park Installation of sports field floodlighting In design phase. Community consultation to occur in late 2017.

 

Related Information

Five Dock Revitalisation - Streetscape Upgrade Works

Five Dock revitalisation
Five Dock revitalisation

Five Dock - Streetscape Upgrade

The City of Canada Bay is committed to improving and maintaining our town centres and villages. Vibrant town centres contribute to the social and economic wellbeing of our communities and we are supporting our community and local businesses by planning for Stage Two (Queens Road to Henry Street) of the Five Dock streetscape upgrade. Stage One works along Great North Road between Lyons Road and Henry Street concluded in mid-2017.  

In 2015, Council undertook community consultation on the Five Dock Streetscape Concept Plan. Over the past year, Council has reviewed and undertaken amendments to the original concept plan.  

The revised Stage Two concept plan outcomes include:

  • Planting of street trees and shrubs
  • Installation of high quality pavements and street furnishings
  • Improvements to the drainage system.  

The revised concept plan is on public exhibition from Saturday, 1 September to Friday, 28 September 2018.

For more information about these works, please visit our Five Dock Revitalisation - streetscape upgrade main page.
 

Related Items

The Connection - Rhodes Community Precinct Project

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The Connection, Rhodes

The Connection, Rhodes

The City of Canada Bay has delivered a modern, multi-purpose community precinct - The Connection, Rhodes - that provides services and programs for the growing and changing needs of the population. 

The Connection caters for a wide range of events and purposes: from small group classes in The Meeting Space and workshops on the latest digital technology in The Learning Space to celebrations for 300+ guests in The Event Space and digital art exhibitions in The Digital Gallery.

Located at 30 Shoreline Drive, Rhodes, the precinct officially opened in January 2017. For more information about the facility, please visit The Connection, Rhodes website
 

Project history

The community precinct site was originally identified as the location for a community centre in the Renewing Rhodes Development Control Plan (2001), this was re-enforced by the Rhodes West Master Plan (2010). This land is located on the foreshore and is framed by Shoreline Drive and Gauthorpe Street.

The 2001 development control plan allowed for a 550m² building. The revised Rhodes West Master plan (2009) allowed for over double this size to accommodate the needs of the additional population. The Community Facilities Resourcing Strategy (2012) further reinforced the need for a multipurpose community precinct. Consultations as part of the development of the Rhodes Peninsula Place Plan and Rhodes Peninsula Arts Plan further reinforced the needs and aspirations of the growing population of Rhodes. The community has identified a vision for The Connection as a community hub - a place for people to meet, gather and get involved in a range of activities. Residents see it as an opportunity to combine some of the key things that people in the Peninsula like – walking, the waterside experience, places for people to meet and socialise, cafés and restaurants.
 

What was delivered?

The overall design delivers a vibrant precinct offering a variety of activities across the day and a space that is sustainable socially, environmentally and financially. The Connection provides spaces for the whole community to undertake a range of activities, incorporating ecological sustainable design principles and a mix of community and income generating uses to assist operating costs, assisting in ensuring the Precinct is financially sustainable.

The Connection includes:

  • Restaurant and café on the waterfront, The Learning Space (a City of Canada Bay Libraries service), creative suites, digital gallery, Council facility management space, public toilets and both active and passive flexible community spaces, allowing for activities such as topic talks, student study spaces and interactive displays
  • Multipurpose auditorium hall, available for hire including kitchen and an outdoor terrace
  • Variety of meeting spaces and rooms for hire, including storage, toilets and outdoor areas; places to develop community programs, activities and entertainment
  • External spaces for the whole community including, innovative waterplay, green ‘rooms’ and high quality outdoor spaces
  • Large scale public artwork by Brook Andrew, connecting internal and external spaces
  • Reconfigured car parking on Shoreline Drive, bicycle parking, seating, trees, bubbler, and public toilets.
     

Assessment of the Application 

The development application was assessed by an independent planning consultant and determined by the Joint Regional Planning Panel (JRPP) established by the State Government. The JRPP provides independent, merit based decision making on regional development. 
 

Why this location? 

This location was identified during the NSW State Government’s master planning process for the urban renewal of the Peninsula in 1999. This site is located centrally and is adjacent to open space areas. 
 

How was the project funded? 

Funding of $21 million was allocated to the Community Precinct project. The project is funded through section 94 funds and Voluntary Planning Agreements that Council has negotiated with Rhodes developers. It is a legal agreement which authorises developer contributions for a variety of public benefit. Additional uplift development was allowed to create improved community amenity including more open space like ‘central park’, as well as improved community infrastructure like the Community Precinct, ‘town square’ and footpaths and cycleways.

Construction

The works were undertaken by our contractor, Kane Constructions and construction is now complete, with the restaurant, Bare Witness, having opened in May 2017.
 

Project timeframe 

These time-frames were subject to consultation, development approval, and tendering processes. 

Project timeframe
Research & Community Consultation regarding community needs - 2011-2013 (and ongoing)
Calls for expression of interest for resident participation in Community Precinct Advisory Group - March/April 2013
Project brief developed - April/May 2013
Expression of interest and design competition for Consultants - June/July 2013
Four Concept Plans developed and community feedback sought - September/October 2013
Preferred Concept chosen - December 2013 
Design plans developed - 2014 
Development Application submission - July 2014 
Resident notification period - July/August 2014 
Independent Assessment by Joint Regional Planning Panel - 2014 
Tendering for project - 2015 
Construction commences - August 2015 
Project completion - 2016 

For more information call 02 9911 6277 or email theconnection@canadabay.nsw.gov.au

Sign up for the @rhodes e-updates on Council’s website by clicking on the quicklink to the right.

Water for Our Community

Water for Our Community

Did you know that in October 2015 Council officially opened the Cintra Watershed? The Cintra Watershed is the water treatment plant delivered as part of the award winning stormwater harvesting - Water for our Community project.

During 2016 we harvested over 250,000,000L of stormwater for irrigation. The stormwater is taken from a stormwater canal beside Concord Oval, filtered, disinfected and then pumped via 4.9km of underground pipeline to 15 playing fields and our two golf courses (220 hectares of open space).

The figures are in and our two golf courses at Massey Park and Barnwell Park have reduced their drinking water consumption by a massive 84 per cent compared to the same time last year.

Our playing fields are in the best condition they have been in years. Locations such as Edwards Park have seen increased usage, which is a huge benefit to our community and local sporting clubs. The grounds are soft and provide a better playing surface to prevent injuries. We have secured a sustainable source of water to irrigate our open spaces making us resilient to drought. By keeping our fields well irrigated we are also reducing the ambient temperature of these sites.

The Water for Our Community project has been made possible thanks to a $1.89 million dollar grant from the Australian Government's National Urban Water and Desalination Plan, funding from the NSW Government's Climate Fund as well as Council funding.

For more information visit: Water Security for the City of Canada Bay.

WestConnex - a State Government project

WestConnex is the biggest transport project in Australia and a crucial part of the State Government’s integrated transport solution including public transport and road infrastructure to keep Sydney moving. The project, which is expected to cost $14.9 billion in total, will provide relief to the hundreds of thousands of road users struggling in traffic congestion every day and has the potential to significantly reduce regional traffic congestion on our local roads.

WestConnex will widen and extend the M4 and M5 and join them together to form a 33 kilometre continuous motorway of mainly tunnel and surface roads with connections to the city, airport and port.

WestConnex Stage 1 (M4 Widening and M4 East) from Parramatta to Haberfield will have the biggest impact on our community. The widened M4 Motorway from Church Street, Parramatta to Homebush Bay Drive, Homebush, was completed in July 2017. The extension of the M4 via tunnels from Homebush to the City West Link/Parramatta Road at Haberfield is due to be completed in early to mid-2019. The extension has the potential to ease the bottleneck at the end of the M4, saving travel time for motorists and removing cars from our local streets.

While the City of Canada Bay is supportive of the project, we want to ensure there is minimal impact on our community and are working with the WestConnex team to ensure our community is kept updated and the needs of our residents are considered during the important planning and early construction phase. We encourage our community to stay up-to-date with progress of the WestConnex project by signing up for email updates from the WestConnex Delivery Authority and visiting the WestConnex website.

While there are general benefits when measured community wide, some sections of our community may be adversely impacted by the project. These impacts mostly relate to noise, potential air pollution and reduction in amenity. As a result, Council provided feedback to the Environmental Impact Statement at the planning stage of the project which can be viewed  here and has continued to work with WestConnex during the construction phase to assist in minimising THE impacts of the works and to get the best outcomes for the community.

Further information

For anyone wanting to discuss aspects of the project, call the WestConnex community number on 1300 660 248.

Parramatta Road Urban Transformation Strategy

New Parramatta Road
New Parramatta Road

THE CITY OF CANADA BAY WORKED CLOSELY WITH URBANGROWTH NSW IN LEAD UP TO THE RELEASE OF THE PARRAMATTA ROAD URBAN TRANSFORMATION STRATEGY  IN NOVEMBER 2016.

The Strategy identified eight precincts to accommodate a diversity of land uses and densities, supported by a range of active and public transport. The vision is to transform Parramatta Road into a high quality multi-use corridor with improved transport choices, better amenity and balanced growth of housing and jobs.

Three renewal areas are identified within the City of Canada Bay LGA, including Homebush, Burwood and Kings Bay Precincts. These precincts cross the local government boundaries of Canada Bay, Burwood and Strathfield, are expected to provide an additional 17,000 dwellings to house approximately 36,100 people and provide up to 19,600 new jobs.

The Strategy has been provided with statutory weight through a S117 Ministerial Direction.

The three Councils are working in collaboration on the preparation of detailed traffic and transport and urban design plans, as required by the Strategy. The detailed plans will inform the development of planning controls to facilitate the rezoning and development of land.  Council does not support site specific planning proposals being submitted prior to the finalisation of the planning controls.

More information:

Parramatta Road Urban Transformation Strategy

Other projects in Canada Bay

Kendall Bay remediation works

Residents can visit the Kendall Bay remediation website for further information.

Related information

Essential services and utilities - Ausgrid, Sydney Water, Telstra, Jemena, Optus, RMS

Essential services

From time to time, utility providers require access to our roads and public areas so that they can access their assets. These works can sometimes cause disruptions to traffic flow and pedestrians.

When these works are being carried out, contractors engaged by utility companies are required to have clear and visible signage, advising which provider is overseeing the works.

Below, you'll find links and contact details to the main service and utility providers.

 

Utility providers

AUSGRID

https://www.ausgrid.com.au/ 
Emergencies: 13 13 88
Enquiries: 13 13 65

SYDNEY WATER

http://www.sydneywater.com.au/SW/index.htm 
From NSW 13 20 92
Interstate 1300 143 734
Overseas +61 1300 143 734
8.30 to 5.30, Monday to Friday.

TELSTRA

https://www.telstra.com.au/

JEMENA

http://jemena.com.au/

Electricity: 
1300 131 871 
Locked Bag 7000, Mount Waverley VIC 3149

Gas: 
1300 137 078 
PO Box 1220, North Sydney NSW 2059

OPTUS

http://www.optus.com.au/

RMS

http://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/ 
General enquiries: 13 22 13
7am-7pm, Monday to Friday