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Brighton Memorial Playing Fields now open

Member for Oatley, Mark Coure, is pleased to announce the official opening of the brand new community facilities at the Brighton Memorial Playing Fields today.

These new facilities include an all abilities playground and war memorial, as well as playing fields and are the first community infrastructure projects delivered by Transport for NSW for the south west Sydney region, as part of the M6 Stage 1 project.

Mr Coure said Transport for NSW has now handed the completed facilities over to Bayside Council and that the Brighton Memorial Playing Fields will provide a significant boost to community recreational infrastructure and open space.

“The M6 is not only providing a vital piece of infrastructure that will increase the connectivity of commuters across our transport network, but it is also providing tangible benefits for local residents and their families,” Mr Coure said.

“We thank local residents for their patience and we are pleased to provide infrastructure for the community that will revitalise the area as we continue to build tomorrow’s Sydney.” A new war memorial at the site features a striking silhouette statue, remembrance wall and recognition of the contribution of servicemen and servicewomen to Australia’s defence forces.

Other features include architecturally designed amenities, a full-size FIFA accredited synthetic football field, a smaller natural turf playing field, an all abilities playground, new car park and substantial landscaping.

Transport for NSW is also transforming McCarthy Reserve and the Ador Park Precinct in Rockdale with new playing fields, a large all abilities playground and skate park, which will also be handed over to Council later this year.

The M6 Stage 1 will deliver a 4km twin tunnel that connects the completed M8 to the Bayside area. Once completed, motorists will be able to bypass up to 23 sets of traffic lights and it will remove over 2,000 trucks per day from surface roads across the region.

In addition, the M6 Stage 1 will deliver new shared cycle and pedestrian pathways for the community that connect to the Sydney CBD and a new pedestrian bridge across President Avenue.

For more information on the M6 Stage 1, go to