Construction Vibration Guide for Homeowners

Those who attended the last ARAG meeting will be aware we discussed the “Construction Vibration Guide for Homeowners”, which promises that:

“For residents and homeowners facing imminent large-scale construction, it provides detailed outlines on how to prepare for construction, how to document it, what to do if the home develops damage traceable to the construction, how to recognise damage, how to pursue a claim for repair reimbursement, relevant ground vibration standards, the impact pile-driving equipment that needs to be used to minimise cosmetic or structural damage to homes, the correct vibration monitoring equipment, and more. “

A copy of the guide may be found here.

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WestConnex Inquiry

The NSW Upper House is holding an inquiry into the “impact of the WestConnex Project”.

The committee will examine a range of issues including the cost of the project, its governance structures, the compulsory acquisition of properties as part of the development, and the project’s relationship with other road projects in Sydney.

Committee Chair Fred Nile said:

‘The NSW Government has invested significant funds in the WestConnex project. This inquiry will investigate the adequacy of the WestConnex business case and the project’s costs, particularly whether this project represents a good investment for New South Wales taxpayers “

Submissions to the inquiry are open until 31 August 2018. You can make a submission here.

You are encouraged to tell the inquiry how the WestConnex project has affected you. Submissions detailing your own personal experiences are informative, relevant and potentially very compelling evidence.

The full terms of reference are here.

 

ARAG meeting, 8 August

Our next meeting will be

  • 7pm, Wednesday, 8 August
  • Alexandria Town Hall, 73 Garden St, Alexandria

We will be discussing:

  • Tanya Plibersek’s WestConnex meeting:
  • The Metro Quarter and the shadows to fall on Alexandria:
  • Ashmore Estate:
    • DA amendment to increase height limits
    • Pile driving impacts on our suburb and our house

WestConnex Forum – tonight

As raised at last night’s ARAG Meeting, the Labor Party is holding a WestConnex forum at 6pm tonight (12 July) at Alexandria Town Hall – Matt Thistlethwaite and Tanya Plibersek will be there to hear you have your say.

 

 

ARAG June Meeting: High-rise towers first, metro rail to follow

It’s been announced that three new high rise towers of up to 30 storeys will be built over the site of the future Waterloo Metro Station, at the corner of Henderson and Botany Road.

The towers should be occupied by 2022, about two years prior to the planned opening of Waterloo Metro Station.

ARAG’s June meeting will be:

7pm, Wednesday 13 June
Alexandria Town Hall,
73 Garden St, Alexandria

Come along and find out the many ways this development will affect Alexandria.

At the meeting you will hear from: Urban Growth, who are overseeing the project; Councillor Philip Thalis; and other interested parties and stakeholders.

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Waterloo Quarter Towers briefing tomorrow

The government has announced 700 apartments to be built (starting basically, now) over the future site of the Waterloo Metro station (scheduled for 2024).

There will be a ‘community briefing’ tomorrow (Saturday):

Saturday 2nd June 2018, 11am-2pm
Redfern Town Hall, 73 Pitt Street, Redfern

For more information, see the UrbanGrowth website.

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Extra traffic study briefing – Thursday

By popular demand, there will be an extra community drop-in session to discuss the proposed changes to Alexandria streets.

The drop-in session will be:

  • 5:30pm to 7pm,¬† Thursday May 24 at
  • Alexandria Town Hall

The proposal includes several full and partial road closures, single-lane slow points, extra traffic signals and continuous footpath treatments (*).

Thursday is your last best chance to have your questions answered.

Comments on the plan close 1 June.

For more information, or to have your say, visit sydneyyoursay.

(*) continuous footpath treatment means a shared space where pedestrians have right of way over cars. Instead of being a road that pedestrians are allowed to cross, it is a footpath that cars are allowed to cross.

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