Does the project have planning approval?
A State Significant Development Application was lodged with the NSW Department of Planning and Environment in December 2015. While still subject to approval, Mirvac has commenced preparing for construction now so that we can give the local community as much notice as possible prior to the commencement of any works.
When is the development commencing?
We are targeting a commencement date of early November 2016 for Building 1 and January 2017 for Building 2, with site establishment commencing in October 2016 and December 2016 respectively.
What will the site look like?
The site comprises 3 new buildings with a mix of office, retail, childcare and community uses to be developed on the current car parks at ATP. The buildings will be of varying height of 9, 7 and 4 storeys.
Will there be more people parking on the streets?
All workers and visitors during the construction stage will be encouraged to utilise public transport as part of their induction process. Once in operation, Mirvac in consultation with its tenants will prepare a Workplace Travel Plan which will delve into the modal shifts of the occupants and strategies to encourage smarter ways of travel.
Are there any environmental issues on the site? If so, how will it be dealt with?
Mirvac has assessed that there are contaminants on site, which is becoming more commonly seen with re-development opportunities particularly close to the CBD. Mirvac are well experienced with this and have engaged expert consultants and independent suite auditors to ensure the correct methodologies are being implemented at all times. Safety is a key indicator for Mirvac and this will be at the forefront of any works undertaken on site.
Who will be the new office tenants?
The Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) is the anchor tenant and the only tenant currently committed to office space within the new development.
When will CBA move in?
Buildings 1&3 are due to be complete in late 2019 and Building 2 in late 2020.
What about the overall park facilities, lighting, Oval etc?
There will be significant upgrades to the Public Domain within ATP, to regenerate the precinct, making it more accessible to the wider community. Mirvac will endeavour to maintain access to many of these facilities during construction such as the Vice Chancellor’s Oval and Tennis Courts however there will be periodic outages to enable the upgrade works to these facilities.
Will there be any more retail added to the site?
There is an inclusion of approximately 3,000 m2 of retail amenity to be incorporated within the park including uses such as food and beverage, services, supermarket and gym/health. There is also expected to be child childcare facilities and a multi-purpose community space which will be located within Building 3.
Will there be road closures?
There will be a requirement at certain times for road closures within ATP however Mirvac will ensure there is constant access to and from all buildings at all times. If there is a requirement for further closures, Mirvac will ensure to notify all affected residents and business.
With the extra workers on site, how with this effect our access to cafes and other retail outlets?
With the increased population of site workers it is believed this will increase the demand for greater variety and opportunities within the locality. It is not expected that any of the construction work will result in access to any existing cafes being restricted.
What are the hours of work? And how many days per week?
In line with council guidelines, Mirvac have proposed the hours of operation for construction to be;
Monday - Friday 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am – 3:30 pm
What about the local pub?
The Alexandria Hotel site is not part of our development. It has been purchased by the Merivale business, owned by Justin Hemmes.
Who can I contact?
Kim Elliott is the Communications contact for the project. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org