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Help get this factory hulk TORN DOWN and the ridge reclaimed

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The Trust is planning to readapt the hulk with $11.4M of added Federal funds for car parking.


Stop the SYDNEY HARBOUR FEDERATION TRUST  further compounding the site  into a dead and  empty useless site looking for a purpose.


There is no justification for extra car parking but every justification for open space and recreational facilities.


The Trust have been given over $80M but they have NO funds for a small craft pontoon. No kayaker, no sailor, no boatee can pull up to the site. No barista could stay in business.


STOP this massive waste of public money. 

Help kickstart a park for recreation and get the factory TORN DOWN.


PLEASE DONATE - SEND COMMENTS to :

consulttrust@harbourtrust.gov.au 

and

loretta@friendofplatypus.org.au

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Torpedo Factory Design Concept on Exhibition


The Trust's plans can be viewed  HERE.


The Trust's description of the concept is a little misleading.

It could be better described as a trumped up car park. It involves removing high metal wall sheets, a few metal roof panels and giving you a few of the sky through metal trusses rusting in marine air with seagulls likely pooping on you. It's NOT open space. Plants will be added to disguise that the factory is mainly for car parking. Views of the water will only be seen by standing at the front of the brick wall.  Some commercial business spaces will be in the lower  level. 


The community calls for the factory to be TORN DOWN and the ridge reclaimed for grassland and tree canopy, and recognition given to the original inhabitants of the land, the  Cammeraygal people  


Have Your Say and send in your comments to: 

info@friendsofplatypus.org.au


Friends of Platypus will add them to the responses and forward on to the Trust at: 

consulttrust@harbourtrust.gov.au

Torpedo factory Design Concept - NOW closes 12 April 2019

  

Friends of Platypus’ Submission on the Torpedo Factory Design Concept at SubBase Platypus, 

Submitted on 24 March 2019


  1. Retention of the building is inconsistent with the needs for more green space in North Sydney given its ever-increasing population density of residents, workers, students and visitors.
  2. Retention of the building is inconsistent with the Objects of the Trust Act 2001s6.
  3. Petition of over 617 signatories to previous plans for the site called for the complete removal of the hulk, the RANTME building (Torpedo factory).
  4. The overwhelming feedback we have received from the community is that they want a true harbourside recreational park, not an industrial / commercial / business park
  5. The RANTME building is inconsistent with current building regulations 
  6. The RANTME building presents as the ugliest large building facing the harbour foreshore, and is devoid of any architectural, historical or cultural merit.
  7. North Sydney Council has previously resolved that the site should not be used for car parking.
  8. The cost of retention / renovation / maintenance is understood to exceed the cost of removal of the RANTME building.
  9. Construction of public toilets adjacent to neighbouring residences again demonstrates a total disregard for the interests of the local community.

AND

10. No other options have been given.

There has been only one plan presented with no options such as, with the removal of this hulk, despite over 14 years of management by the Trust.

Full document sent to the Trust. (docx)

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WHATS HAPPENING

PROGRESS

28 March 2019

The CEO of the Trust, Mary Darwell interviewed on ABC 702

Event Details

28 March 2019

The CEO of the Trust, Mary Darwell interviewed on ABC 702

Ms Darwell tried to defend the Trust's approach at this site of making it a commercial business park and denying public access. The community have wanted the Factory removed from 2007 but have been ignored by the Trust.  They have gone on with the ONE plan from 2003. 

25 March 2019

North Sydney Council Meeting re Torpedo Factory

Event Details

25 March 2019

North Sydney Council Meeting re Torpedo Factory

Friends of Platypus spoke to reinforce the need to make the site fully accessible to the public to satisfy the term of the Trust Act and look after the recreational needs of residents. Council voted to retain a the 2018 motion  for maximum access and not for the Torpedo Factory to be given over for car-parking. YEH!

25 March 2019

Friend of Platypus, Russell Debney was interviewed on ABC 702 Breakfast by Wendy and Robbie.

Event Details

25 March 2019

Friend of Platypus, Russell Debney was interviewed on ABC 702 Breakfast by Wendy and Robbie.

Russell is an excellent spokesperson for Friends of Platypus and highlighted the key issues. 

Listen HERE from 2.51.50 (2hrs.51min) into the program.

The Trust were not available  but were interviewed 27 March.