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Prior to 1970 the official name of the suburbwas Brighton-le-Sands [see numerous Gazetteers for Sydney or New South Wales ]. Brighton-Le-Sands is located 13 kilometres south-west of the Sydney central business district, on the western shore of Botany Bay. Brighton-Le-Sands is in the local government area of the Bayside Council and is part of the St George area. Lady Robinsons Beach and Cook Park run along the eastern border of Brighton-Le-Sands, on Botany Bay. The beach is also commonly referred to as Brighton Beach. Brighton-Le-Sands features a mixture of low density houses, medium density flats, high rise apartments, retail, cafés and restaurants. The Grand Parade runs along the foreshore and intersects with Bay Street, at the commercial centre. The higher density developments are located along these streets.

The area between the Cooks River and Georges River was originally known as Seven Mile Beach. It was changed to Lady Robinsons Beach in 1874 [Reference?] to honour Governor Sir Hercules Robinson’s wife. Cook Park, established about 1882, is a strip of reserve land 100 feet [about 30 metres] inland from the high water mark of the sea [SMH]. The park is named after Samuel Cook who advocated it as a public pleasure area. The name Seven Mile Beach was last used in the Sydney Morning Herald on 28 February 1879, while the first use of the name Lady Robinson's Beach by the same newspaper was on 1 June 1877. New Brighton was the name given to his new housing estate by tramway pioneer Thomas Saywell, who had plans to emulate the famous seaside resort Brighton in England. Land acquisitions began in the 1840s but no significant development of Brighton-le-Sands occurred until the railway opened to Hurstville, via Rockdale in 1884. In 1885 Thomas Saywell constructed a tramway from Rockdale to Lady Robinson Beach, along Bay Street. He was given a 30-year lease on the line. Thomas Saywell also financed and built the public swimming baths, a substantial picnic area called the Shady Nook Recreational Park [1898-1918] [SMH], a race course and the Brighton Hotel, on the current Novotel site. The developments were a huge success. To avoid confusion with the English Brighton, the district became known as Brighton-Le-Sands. From 1900, the tramway was electrified. The tramway passed into government ownership in 1914. The line was closed in September 1949 [SMH], as the Sydney tramway system was slowly wound down. A bus route replaced the tram route (see Sydney Bus Timetables). Brighton Baths attracted a large number of Sydney’s weekend holidaymakers. The racecourse was operating from about 1897 to 1911 [SMH]. The baths were also popular with punters who could cool off after a stressful day at the races.