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Rockdale

Rockdale Town Centre

Profile
Rockdale Town Centre
Public Transport and Parking
Local Businesses
History
Civic Pride
What's Happening in Rockdale
Community Facilities
Council Services in the Town Centre
Your Thoughts on Rockdale


Profile

Rockdale is identified as the primary administrative, commercial, retail and civic centre of the Rockdale City Local Government Area.

Centred on the Princes Highway and Rockdale railway transport hub, all localities have direct access to the heart of Rockdale City.

Council has a comprehensive Community Profile based on the latest census.


Rockdale Town Centre

Rockdale Town Centre Map


Public Transport and Parking

Trains: Sydney Trains
Buses: Sydney Buses
Parking:
Parking in Rockdale
Work has commenced on the construction of 24 extra free and untimed car parking spaces at Rockdale Station, including three new accessible parking spaces. After the work is complete, the Geeves Lane car park will have a total of around 150 spaces for customers driving to the station before catching the train.

Cycling and Walking: On-the-go map


Local Businesses

Rockdale has a wide range of general retail and service stores:

- Library
- Banks
- Physiotherapists
- Restaurants
- Travel Agent
- Fashion
- Accountant
- Pawnbrokers
- Picture Framers
- Fitness Centres
- Furniture Retail
- Adventure Store
- Motor Spares

- Post Office
- Doctors
- Supermarket
- Cafés
- Florist
- Bridal
- Chiropractors
- Shoe Stores
- Medical Centres
- Tax Agents
- Locksmiths
- Video

- Chemists
- Dentist
- Hair and Beauty
- Jewellers
- Cake Shops
- Babies Wear
- Social Clubs
- Discount Stores
- Funeral Directors
- Tile Suppliers
- Phone Stores

- Newsagent
- Optometrist
- Solicitors
- Fruit and Vegetables
- Takeaway Food
- Real Estate Agents
- Beds and Bedding
- Photocopy Services
- Dry Cleaners
- Electrical Appliances
- Employment Services
- Car Sales


History

The traditional owners of what became the City of Rockdale include the Cadigal, the Gwegal and the Bidjigal tribes. Known as 'Water People', these tribes inhabited the area for thousands of years before white settlers arrived.

Development of the area dates from the early 1800s, and was first known by Europeans as Frog Hollow, then White Gum Flat and West Botany. Finally the name Rockdale was suggested by pioneer and tollgate keeper, Mary Ann Geeves because of the rocky landscape surrounding the area, and was officially adopted in 1887.

Residential development began with the opening of the railway in 1884 and until 1949, an electric tramway operated between Rockdale station and Brighton Le Sands. Significant development occurred in the 1930s, especially around the railway station. Growth continued in the post-war years and in more recent year’s growth has occurred largely due to an increase in high density housing.

Historic Rockdale  Historic Rockdale

Historical Photos and Articles

Rockdale City Historical Film Footage

 

 


Civic Pride

Allan Wight of Guardian FuneralsAfter a successful career in the finance industry, former IT consultant and trouble shooter Allan Wight's move into the funeral industry was not entirely by accident. It was his roles in aged care at Home Care Services of NSW and chaplaincy work at the Sir Thomas Mitchell Nursing Home that encouraged him into
his present role as funeral director.

Allan is based in Rockdale with a company that has been part of Rockdale's funeral industry since 1948. The company owns and operates funeral homes, cemeteries and crematoria around Australia and New Zealand.

Both his parents were ministers with The Salvation Army at Bexley for 40 years, and Alan is actively involved with the Salvo’s Red Shield Appeal.

Allen contributes to the Rockdale business community through his involvement with the Rockdale City Chamber of Commerce and Toastmasters.


What's Happening in Rockdale

Improvements

Exhibition of Proposed Planning Controls to Rockdale Town Centre
Council would like to hear your views on proposed changes to amend the Rockdale Local Environmental Plan (LEP) 2011 and the Rockdale Development Control Plan (DCP). The changes encourage redevelopment consistent with the adopted Masterplan.

Rockdale Town Centre Masterplan
The Rockdale Town Centre Masterplan sets out the vision and strategic direction for the future of the Town Centre.

Rockdale Town Hall
Web page under construction

Events

Living Laneways
An important part of the Rockdale Town Centre Masterplan Implementation Plan includes a series of activation events and art installations.

Please visit Council's Events page for activities in the wider City.

Library Events

Traffic


Community Facilities

Rockdale Town Hall and LibraryRockdale Library
Opening hours

Rockdale Meeting Room

Public Toilets

 

 

 

 


Council Services in the Town Centre

Item

Frequency

Cleaning

Manual Sweeping

Daily

Street Sweeping

Daily

Street Litter Bin Collection

Daily Mornings (7 days per week)

Drain Cleaning

Inspected Annually
Works as required

Dumped Rubbish Collection

As Required

Graffiti

Report here now

Tree and Garden Maintenance

Weed Spraying

As Required

Tree Trimming

Inspected Annually
Works as required

Garden Beds General Maintenance

Weekly

*subject to availability of resources on any given day

Laneway in Rockdale


Your Thoughts on Rockdale

If you would like to provide feedback on your local area, please feel free to contact the Rockdale City Council Town Centre Manager on 9562 1758 or email rcc@rockdale.nsw.gov.au or use our Facebook page or Twitter @RockdaleCityNSW.

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