Monthly Archives: December 2020

Update May 24, 2021. The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment has written to Transport for NSW stating further assessments are required. To view the letter go to: https://majorprojects.planningportal.nsw.gov.au/prweb/PRRestService/mp/01/getContent?AttachRef=SSI-8862%2120210514T043630.746%20GMT

A Parliamentary Committee is currently examining the Western Harbour Tunnel and Beaches Link project and its impact on the community and the environment. For more info and to lodge a submission go to: https://www.parliament.nsw.gov.au/committees/inquiries/Pages/inquiry-details.aspx?pk=2767#tab-otherdocuments

March 1, 2021. After consultation with the community the Artarmon Progress Association submission to NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment has been uploaded and can be viewed HERE.

January 23, 2021. The Beaches Link/Gore Hill Freeway Environment Impact Study – is open for public exhibition and comment, closing on 1st March 2021.

December 14, 2020. This is now open for public exhibition and comment, closing on 1st March 2021. If you would like to contribute to the APA’s submission please send feedback to the APA secretary. (see the About Us page) For more information see HERE

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. 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 submission to the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment can be seen HERE.

Update July 8, 2021. The link to the Help Save Royal North Shore Hospital Facebook site can be found HERE. If you would like to register your opposition to the current plans for the Royal North Shore Hospital Precinct the link to the ePetition can be found HERE.

May 5, 2021. The NSW government has a webpage about the project that can be seen HERE. Their FAQ page can be viewed HERE.

April 24, 2021. Following APA’s Public Information Meeting in March, concerned residents established a working group to raise community awareness about the NSW Government’s proposed plans. The group had its first meeting this week. If you would like to get involved please contact our Secretary

April 14, 2020. A copy of Dr Coopers presentation can be viewed HERE.

March 12, 2021. The APA held a Public Information Meeting with guest speaker Dr Bruce Cooper, Chairman of the Royal North Shore Hospital medical staff council. Bruce outlined the NSW Government’s proposed plans for the Royal North Shore Hospital site and raised the concerns of the RNSH medical community. If approval is given to sell parts of the RNSH campus to developers, the long term viability of the hospital could be adversely affected. 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. Property & Development NSW have prepared plans for the RNSH site which include a residential tower, primary school and commercial offices.

December 14, 2020. The APA recently participated in a webinar to update the community on the Herbert Street Precinct project (Royal North Shore Hospital). Points of interest: the tower height has been reduced to 45 storeys (from 60 storeys); apartments will be for rent, not for sale; the proposed pedestrian route from the station to the hospital, including new Herbert Street overpass, appears to be uncovered;there is limited green space. WCC has indicated it will identify the following issues in its response to the NSW Government: a positive approach to the treatment of heritage buildings; concern about the scale and height of new buildings; education facility inclusion and reliance on Gore Hill Oval for open space needs.

The APA submission can be seen HERE. The RNSH Masterplan factsheet can be viewed HERE

October 12, 2020. 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.

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