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.
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 provided comments on the Willoughby City Council Chatswood to St Leonards Bicycle Route Improvement Plan. The APA has sought and incorporated input in this submission from its members and also encouraged members to make their own submissions.
Update July 25, 2020 – Community consultation on the bicycle route from Chatswood to St Leonards via the Artarmon Local Centre recently closed. The concept design for bike facilities through the Artarmon Local Centre on Hampden Road between Brand Street and Jersey Road was excised from the Plan and will be consulted on separately as part of the public domain improvements in the Artarmon Local Centre. (see post dated 9 August 2020) Other bike routes via the rail corridor and adjoining the Pacific Highway will be consulted on separately.
More information can be found HERE
The Artarmon Progress Association (APA) submission is HERE
Update 26 May 2020 – The APA submission regarding the design and location of the electrical power substation for the Sydney Metro can be found HERE.
The Artarmon Progress Association submission can be found HERE.
The submission regarding the location of underground cabling for this project can be found HERE.
The Artarmon Progress Association has expressed its strong objection to the Willoughby City Council on the Development Application proposed for 84 Hampton Road Artarmon.
In the submission the APA expresses it strong objection to further saturation of Artarmon with such facilities and requests that this application be refused.
The full submission is HERE.
The Artarmon Progress Association (APA) has provided comments on the Willoughby City Council Draft Integrated Transport Strategy 2036. The APA has sought and incorporated input in this submission from its members and also encouraged members to make their own submissions.
The APA agrees with the strategies that have been identified and this submission focuses on the measures and initiatives associated with each Strategic Direction.
More information can be found HERE
The full submission is HERE