Monthly Archives: October 2020

Wednesday 4th November 2020, 7:45pm-9pm. Artarmon Community Hall, 139 Artarmon Road, Artarmon. A COVID Safe Plan has been prepared and procedures will be implemented at the meeting. Please wear a mask.

Mayor Gail Giles-Gidney will provide updates on local projects including the Artarmon Bowling Club/Parklands Pavilion design. Please send your questions for the Mayor to the APA secretary (contact details con be found HERE)

AGM invitations have also been sent to our Ward Councillors.

The Artarmon Progress Association strongly objects to the revised plans for the Royal North Shore Hospital site and is concerned about the impact on the immediate and broader community.

The Ministry of Health building, together with the Herbert Street Precinct, removes more than 22 percent of campus land proposed for much needed ambulatory care and clinical support services. With a growing community and ageing population, the NSW Government should be expanding clinical and medical facilities, not reducing them.

The APA submission can be seen HERE.

The council has new information regarding the proposal that can be seen HERE. The preferred design option is the “Artarmon Pavilion – Concept Design 2”. It can be viewed HERE.

Update October 19, 2020. The APA recently met with Council to discuss Council’s changed community consultation schedule and ways to work more collaboratively in future. Key outcomes included:

Consultation: APA (and WSPA) have been invited to provide feedback to Council on the concept design by 9 November. Please send your feedback to the APA secretary (see HERE for contact details) by Monday 2 November 2020 The next community-wide consultation on the concept design will occur in November 2020 as part of the Development Application public exhibition (supporting documentation and the Environmental Impact Statement will be provided). Council has confirmed it will then seek further feedback from the community on the detailed design which will incorporate proposed building materials, heritage and sustainability considerations.

Communication between the APA & Council: Council will brief the APA on the top 10 projects relevant to Artarmon at the start of each financial year to increase community knowledge of upcoming projects and permit community input in the early stages of concept and design. Council advised of a proposed Interactive Project Page to facilitate community access to updates on major projects (implementation likely in 2021/22).

Update October 9, 2020 – The August community consultation appears to have been bypassed. The council has new information regarding the proposal that can be seen HERE. The preferred design option is the “Artarmon Pavilion – Concept Design 2”. It can be viewed HERE.

Information on the Willoughby City Council Website can be found HERE and HERE.

The Artarmon Progress Associations most recent submission to WCC can be found HERE

Update July 25, 2020 – Concept designs were received from the Architect in June and presented to Councillors. The concept designs are currently under review . The next community consultation phase will commence in August followed by a briefing to Councillors. Following consultation, Council will commission detailed designs of the building. The DA is anticipated to be lodged in November 2020 and statutory consultation with the public will occur in accord with the Willoughby Community Participation Plan. This will include a mail out to neighbouring residents, the APA and Ward Councillors and will also include individuals who have previously made representation on this matter. An on-site notification sign, as well as advice on Council’s website, will also be provided.

The Artarmon Progress Association has had a long involvement with Artarmon Station accessibility and continues to advocate for improvements.

Update October 19, 2020 – See the most recent submission from the Artarmon Progress Association to the NSW State Government HERE

Previous submissions can be found HERE and HERE and HERE.

The history of Artarmon Station and be found HERE and HERE.

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