Work starts on new open space around future M6

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Residents in Sydney’s south will soon be able to enjoy new and upgraded sport and recreational facilities, after work began today on open space near the future M6 Stage 1.

Minister for Transport and Roads Andrew Constance said the revitalisation project will support around 200 jobs and signals the start of work along the planned road corridor that’s been reserved since the 1950s.

“The improvements include new playing fields, open space and more car parking so our local sporting teams can keep their seasons running while the M6 Stage 1 is delivered,” Mr Constance said.

“The M6 Stage 1 is expected to create around 5,300 jobs, help motorists bypass up to 23 sets of traffic lights and take up to 2,000 heavy vehicles a day off surface roads when the four kilometre tunnel opens by the end of 2025.”

Member for Miranda Eleni Petinos said the upgrades are part of the $2.6 billion ‘missing link’ between President Avenue at Kogarah and the recently opened WestConnex M8 at Arncliffe.

“With this community infrastructure set to be complete by the end of 2021, we’re bringing southern motorists one step closer to enjoying quicker travel times to the city with Stage 1 of the M6,” Ms Petinos said.

The NSW Government is investing around $28 million into upgrades at Ador Park and McCarthy Reserve at Rockdale, and Brighton Memorial Playing Fields at Brighton-Le-Sands.

Member for Oatley Mark Coure said “the announcement will ensure local communities don’t miss out on valuable open space and sporting facilities while work is carried out.”

The improvements to Ador Park Precinct and McCarthy Reserve include:

  • An upgraded full-sized synthetic field and a new mid-sized grass field.
  • A new skate park, play area, BBQ area and amenities building.

At Brighton Memorial Playing Fields, there will be:

  • An upgraded full size synthetic field and a new mid-sized grass field.
  • A new play area, memorial, lawn area, amenities building and lighting.
  • Increased car parking capacity with safety improved on Sybil Lane.

The improvements also include a new shared path, a pedestrian bridge over Muddy Creek, upgrades to West Botany Street Bridge and larger car parks at both sites.

The NSW Government has awarded the tender for the community recreation facilities to Ertech.