Rockdale Ilinden Soccer Club granted license to 2030 for Brighton Memorial Playing Fields

Artist's impression of the upgraded Brighton Memorial Playing Fields at Brighton-Le-Sands.

Artist's impression of the upgraded Brighton Memorial Playing Fields at Brighton-Le-Sands.

Bayside Council has resolved to grant a licence to 2030 to Rockdale Ilinden Soccer Club over the synthetic football facilities which are under construction within Brighton Memorial Playing Fields.

This is subject to further public notification - if required - by the Local Government Act 1993.

The resolution occurred during the April 14 council meeting, following interested resident Oliver Mickovski speaking for the recommendation.

"We were relocated from the old Riverine precinct as part of the Cooks Cove development, where we moved over to Bicentennial East. At Bicentennial East we had a 21-year lease and with the F6/M6 freeway about to move in there we were relocated again to Memorial Park," Mr Mickovski said.

"All we're asking for on that basis is the terms of the lease to remain as they are, which is basically 10 years remaining to get us through to the year 2030."

The notice of motion was brought by Councillors Ed McDougall and Ron Bezic.

Council resolved that the licence agreement would be based on the same terms as the existing Bicentennial Park East agreement, that it would be non exclusive, and that the toilets would be made available for use by the club.

The license would also address management practices that would aid in mitigating parking issues on game days and training nights.

Councillor James Macdonald said he understood that if the state government knocked-back the 10-year proposal, the club would have "nothing", which is why council initially proposed a five-year licence.

Mr Mickovski said he understood it would take more time to pass through the various levels of government, but he was confident it was "the fairest thing" to "extend the lease back to what the original terms were".