As part of our commitment to providing passive recreation opportunities to our growing community, we are proposing a $3.2 million upgrade to Charles Heath Reserve located on Queens Road in Five Dock, proudly funded by NSW Government. Located next to Five Dock Leisure Centre, the proposed upgrade will include a regional children’s playground, outdoor exercise station, public domain works such as barbecue facilities and picnic seating, landscaping improvements and works to the existing adjacent Five Dock Leisure Centre to build a café and new amenities to support these passive recreational facilities.

In June 2020, we asked the community for feedback on the draft masterplan for the space and for ideas as to the types of play and fitness equipment which could be installed. Feedback has been used to develop a detailed design of the space, which can be viewed below.

Notable changes following the first round of community consultation include:

  • Inclusion of accessible picnic tables with shelters.
  • Play spaces include multiple types of play including sand, nature and climbing play. The playground will also feature different forms of accessible play equipment.
  • Additional trees to be planted in landscaped areas.

What do you think of the design?

You are now invited to review the detailed design and provide any final feedback before construction commences in late 2021. Review the design below or click here to view as a pdf.

How to provide feedback

Complete the feedback form below. Alternatively, you can provide feedback via the following methods:

  • By email: parksupgrade@canadabay.nsw.gov.au
  • By phone: 9911 6559
  • By mail: Attention: Major Projects Team, City of Canada Bay Council,
  • Locked Bag 1470, Drummoyne NSW 1470.

Feedback closes at 5pm, Monday 26 July.

Detailed design

Click on each element to find out what it is. If you prefer, you can view the plan as a pdf here.

Charles Heath Reserve Masterplan

Feedback form

Sketches of the completed space

Consultation round 1 - closed

Masterplan walk through

This consultation is now closed. Thank you to everyone who contributed ideas and feedback.

We have drafted a masterplan for the space and are seeking feedback on what we have included, and would also like specific input from the community on what children’s playground equipment and outdoor fitness equipment we should install. The community’s feedback will be used to develop the detailed designs. We will share these designs and seek further feedback before construction begins in 2021.

Due to social distancing measures during the COVID-19 response, we are unable to host drop-in information sessions, however we have a number of options available for providing feedback:

  • Via the feedback forms on this page
  • By post: Attention Major Projects team, City of Canada Bay Council, Locked Bag 1470, Drummoyne NSW 1470
  • By email: parksupgrade@canadabay.nsw.gov.au
  • By phone: 9911 6357 – please note this phone line is only for submitting feedback
  • Want to ask a question? Please call the Project Manager James Sullivan at 9911 6559

Artist's impressions