Monthly Archives: July 2020
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
Update May 12, 2021. – All site trucks are required to enter and exit via Willoughby Road however many are using Artarmon Road. WCC has advised that: Ranger Team Leaders have identified this location as a priority and will monitor the site more frequently. Multiple infringements have been handed out. The APA has contacted Mirvac about the regular disruption on Artarmon Road for road users, including one lane only road passage, and has asked that disruption be contained as far as practicable, and work scheduled for quieter times.
Update April 24, 2021.– See the Sydney Morning Herald article by Megan Gorrey HERE for more information. It contains an interesting video of how the TV tower will be removed.
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 April 24,2021. Elizabeth Street work at Wilkes Plaza – Construction of one side of the raised wombat crossing has been delayed due to unexpected sewerage & telecommunication services located underground and weather. Once complete, hopefully in the next 1-2 weeks, work will commence on the other half of the road (to complete the wombat crossing).
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
Update June 24, 2021. – The Chatswood to St Leonards Bicycle Route via the Pacific Highway Share path draft plans are available HERE. After feedback from the community the Artarmon Progress Association has submitted a response generally supporting the plans. The submission can be seen HERE.
The Chatswood to St Leonards Bicycle Route via Artarmon Local Centre plans can be seen HERE. The section of the bicycle route through the Artarmon business centre is now part of the Artarmon Local Centre Public Domain Master Plan.
May 24, 2021. – Chatswood to St Leonards via Pacific Highway Share Path Draft Detailed Design Plans – Webinar Tuesday 25th May 2021. Chatswood to St Leonards Bicycle Route Improvement Draft Detailed Design Plans – Webinar Thursday 27th May 2021.
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.
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. 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