Channel 9 Site Redevelopment

Update September 20, 2021 – Stage 2 DA – Mirvac has just lodged an application to modify the basement design of the approved Stage 2 DA for the site to allow for the required 21 visitor parking spaces. Mirvac has advised the proposed design changes relate to works below ground level only and will not alter the approved design of the ground plane or above-ground built form of the project.

September 10, 2021 – Communication from Mirvac regarding out-of-hours work required to install and connect a new Sydney Water Watermain along Artarmon Road (between Willoughby Road and Scott Street). The installation of the watermain is to connect the new development to the Sydney Water network and also improve reliability and supply to the neighboring area. The works are scheduled to commence from early September. Any disruption to water supply is expected to occur overnight in February and affected residents will be notified.

Due to the location of the approved works and their proximity to a major arterial road and critical intersection, these works need to be performed out-of-hours to ensure RMS compliance. At times there will be changed traffic conditions while works are being undertaken, including two-way contra-flow with localised traffic controllers while works take place along Artarmon Road. While works take place at the Artarmon Road/Willoughby Road intersection, there will be one lane flow of traffic with traffic controllers on Willoughby Road with a detour/resident-access-only to Artarmon Road between Willoughby Road and Edward Street.

In recognition of the anticipated impact to adjacent residents Mirvac will be communicating with residents through two letterbox drops about the works and an online Information Session on Tuesday 31st August.

August 13 2021. – Removal of the Channel 9 TV Tower is progressing. For the first stages of removal see this YouTube footage.

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.

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

More information can be seen HERE and HERE

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.