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
Our Mayor and local Councillors were invited to attend and were given an opportunity to address your questions.
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.
Update January 23, 2021 – Work has commenced on this site with current land clearing and demolition taking place
The Artarmon Progress Association (APA) is concerned over traffic management and congestion during the construction phase and implications for traffic flow on Artarmon Road once the project is complete.
Update January 23rd, 2021. Wilkes Ave upgrade is underway – starting with the construction of a raised pedestrian crossing on Elizabeth Street (approx. 3 months of work) followed by streetscape improvements to Wilkes Avenue plaza including installation of new street furniture and decorative lighting (approx. 2 months of work).
The Artarmon Progress Association (APA) submission can be found HERE
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 can be seen 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
Update December 2, 2020 – The Artarmon Progress Association along with other local progress associations have written to the Minister for Planning and Public Spaces to reiterate concerns regarding some aspects of the Western Harbour Tunnel (WHT) and Warringah Freeway Upgrade (WFU). The letter can be seen HERE.
March 21, 2020 – The Artarmon Progress Association (APA) has provided comments on the Western Harbour Tunnel (WHT) – Warringah Freeway (WY) Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).
Given APA’s remit is to promote the welfare, physical and intellectual advancement of the suburb of Artarmon our submission is focused mainly on the Artarmon community.
The APA advised members of the WHT-WY EIS public consultation and exhibition period. Members were also invited to send their views to the APA to inform its submission.
In this submission the APA shares its concerns regarding the proposed WHT and WY projects and offers some suggestions as to how to address some of these concerns and maximize the benefits of the project to the community.
The APA would be happy to work with Transport for NSW to further develop each of the items proposed in this submission.
The comments submitted are HERE.