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.
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.
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
All Willoughby residents can now donate their empty bottles and cans to support Artarmon Parklands Community Garden. This is a great initiative supported by the Artarmon Progress Association.
For more information see HERE
Updated: Sunday 20 September 2020.
Ian Arnott, WCC Development Planning Manager provided an update on:
- ARTARMON LOCAL CENTRE STRATEGY
- INDUSTRIAL LAND STRATEGY
- INTEGRATED TRANSPORT STRATEGY
The slide presentation can be downloaded HERE
Our Mayor and local Councillors were invited to attend and were given an opportunity to address your questions.
Council has just released a new plan for improvements to the public domain in the Artarmon Local Centre. The upgrade will include : an upgrade to the park adjacent to the railway line around the entry to the station, including a new toilet/amenities block, a terraced seating area, new shared paths and paving, new street furniture and new plantings and street tree, construction of traffic calming devices on both sides of the railway line in Elizabeth Street, Hampden Road, Francis Road, Broughton Road and Jersey Road, widened footpaths along Hampden Rd with outdoor dining opportunities and installation of a new signalised intersection at Broughton Road and Hampden Road replacing the existing crossing.
Update 28th August 2020 – A copy of the Willoughby City Council’s Webinar on their plans for the Artarmon Local centre can be viewed HERE
Updated 2nd September 2020 -The APA submission to Willoughby City Council can be found HERE
Council resolved to support the Local Centres Strategy on 9 Dec 2019 with a reduction in height on the Hampden Rd section between Jersey and Francis Roads from the recommended 8-10 storeys to 4-5 storeys. A further briefing was provided to Councillors to fully inform them of the implications of the resolution passed at the meeting. Staff are enacting the Council resolution. The final Local Centres Strategy is HERE
Recent rain and high use by the community has highlighted several areas where water is ponding. Additional drainage work in these areas will be undertaken over the next 6 weeks with an anticipated completion date of 14 August, weather permitting.