Cycleways in Kyeemagh and Brighton le Sands. M6 cycleway.

A DA was submitted to Bayside Council in 2017 to move Kogarah Golf Course on the Cooks River opposite the airport to a new site on the playing fields south of the M5 in Banksia, and redevelop the existing golf course for housing.

This would have affected the Cooks River to Brighton cycle route.

Several bicycle groups plus Bicycle NSW submitted objections to the DA, as the bicycle route is an important one and not enough detail was given on temporary routes during construction, or possible long term rerouting via the Cooks River foreshore. A new foot bridge across Muddy Ck at Cooks River could provide a direct route to Botany Bay.

IWBC made a submission to Bayside Council.


Update late 2022:the development of the golf course has been put on hold. Meanwhile the M6 motorway has been constructed and a new off-road cycleway is being built (see p 12)from Bestic St in the north to Chuter St in the south, including a bridge over Presidents Av. This should be a very big improvement on existing on-road routes through Brighton Le Sands and Monterey. Bayside Council has also released its Bicycle Strategy, which includes some useful bike routes through Kyeemagh, including a possible bridge over Muddy Creek near the Cooks River end.


Landscape plan for M6 , see chapters 4 and 9.

Bayside Bike Plan

Further developments.

State Govt now in 2023 proposing a large logistics facility on the Kogarah golf course site. It looks very imposing, not to say ugly, but they have specified a 20 m reservation next to the River for a possible bike path. Bicycle NSW has written an excellent submission on the matter.

June 2024: the path from Bestic St has now reached Presidents Av and the foot bridge is being constructed.