ABOUT OUR PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT

OUR DESIGN

If you have any questions  please call Luke Berry or Wallace Bruderlin on 02 9409 7200.

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ARTISTS IMPRESSION

CURRENT & PROPOSED

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CONSTRUCTION Q&A

As with any development in urban or residential areas, there will be some disruption whilst the site is under construction. Thirdi Group has over 10 years of experience in working with communities in dense areas and have a range of strategies/measures ready to implement during construction to minimise disruption to the community if we are successful with our application.

During our past community events, we captured a large number of questions about this and have outlined them below for you to review. If you have any questions about these questions, please contact Wallace Bruderlin on 02 9409 7200

CONSTRUCTION Q&A

What are the proposed hours of construction?

Thirdi have proposed to further restrict our hours of work, beyond those typically imposed by council. We have done this in response to community feedback regarding the construction process and this will serve to reduce the impact of construction works for the community.

Our proposed work hours for the site are as follows:
Monday to Friday: 7am to 5pm
Saturdays: 8am to 1pm
Sundays and Public Holidays: No Construction activity

Additional Voluntary Proposed Restrictions
Demolition and Excavation Works
Monday to Friday: 8am to 5pm only
Saturdays: No Demolition or Excavation Works
Sundays and Public Holidays: No Construction activities.

These additional restrictions have been proposed to minimise construction impacts on the surrounding community, particularly during the higher impact stages of demolition and excavation.

CONSTRUCTION Q&A

If I have an issue during construction, how do I report this or talk to someone about it?

During construction we will be issuing a regular newsletter which will provide the community with key information relevant to the upcoming construction works.

Both Thirdi and the builder, will have a 24hr contact available for the project which will be displayed on the sites entrance. We will also be establishing a community construction committee which will comprise of Thirdi, the builder and interested members of the community.

We will propose this committee meet monthly to discuss upcoming works and also address any concerns or issues the community are experiencing.

Wallace Bruderlin is the lead project manager of this site and can be reached on 02 9409 7200 if you have any questions.

CONSTRUCTION Q&A

How will Thirdi manage the excavation and protect cliff stability and neighbouring properties?

We will be conducting dilapidations for all immediate neighbours and property will also extend all dilapidation surveys to others at reasonable request.

We have engaged the same Geotechnical Engineer as council has engaged for the rectification and stabilisation of the below cliff in Kurraba reserve. This was done to ensure quality, independent and transparent management of the adjacent cliff and its stability. We note, council have now rectified the below Kurraba Reserve cliff face and we will be working with the project team and council to ensure our proposed excavation does not compromise the cliff stability.

Throughout construction we will be employing reduced impact construction techniques, such as rock sawing instead of hammering. This will reduce vibration and reduce potential impacts to neighbouring properties. We will also utilise vibration monitoring and survey control points to monitor movement throughout the entire demolition, excavation and structure phases of construction.

CONSTRUCTION Q&A

How will construction noise be managed?

The emission of noise from the construction site will be managed in accordance with the EPA Noise Control Guideline for Construction and Demolition Activities.

A construction noise and vibration management plan (CNVP), will be prepared as part of the construction certificate approval process. The CNVP will be prepared with council and include measures to monitor and maintain the construction noise management levels (NMLs) as set out in Noise Impact Assessment report by Acoustic Logic that accompanies this project application.

Noise levels at the site boundaries will continually be monitored using noise monitors, logged and rectification measures initiated if required.

Other control measures:

  1. Reduced hours of work to reduce noise impact. Particularly during times when people will most likely be home. I.e. Saturdays.
  2. Construction techniques employed such as rock sawing instead of hammering, will serve to reduce noise produced during excavation.
  3. Acoustic barriers will be established around the perimeter of the site to attenuate noise emitted from the site.
  4. Sealing neighbouring windows: Thirdi Group has committed to retrofitting adhesive window seals to the existing windows of adjacent neighbouring buildings overlooking the site, at the request of the owners. This will seal the existing windows and significantly reduce the impact of construction noise on these properties.


Note:
 The windows treated with this offer will still be fully operable.

CONSTRUCTION Q&A

How will construction dust be managed?

Dust from the works is to be dampened and contained within the site, as a minimum standard in accordance with OH&S and Workcover requirements.

Particular attention will be paid to the prevention of dust migration to adjacent properties and footpaths, by providing shade cloths and plywood sheeting to fences and hoardings. In addition, all demolition and hardstand areas will be hosed down on an ongoing basis to prevent dust to be carried past the hoardings.

The latest dust mitigation technologies be employed for the work and will include a site perimeter water spray system during the excavation works, which will dampen the dust on excavation surfaces. Localised water hosing will also be applied at the face of the excavation works and specialised misting cannons will be employed to control dust at the point of excavation.

Other control measures:

  1. Air monitoring to detect dust levels above allowable control which will trigger further controls.
  2. Regular road cleaning.
  3. Sealing of neighbour’s windows.

Thirdi Group are committed to retrofitting adhesive window seals to the existing windows of adjacent neighbouring buildings overlooking the site at the request of the owners, to help seal the existing windows and prevent the impact of dust on these properties.

Note: That the windows treated with this offer will still be fully operable.

CONSTRUCTION Q&A

How will Thirdi manage Truck Movements during construction?

In order to reduce the impact of construction traffic, Thirdi will be employing the following control measures:

  • Reduced sized trucks will be used in order to assist with traffic flow on Kurraba Road. A maximum truck size of an 8.8m medium rigid truck will be used.
  • Thirdi have investigated the option of using a barge from Kurraba Reserve to manage construction materials and reduce truck movement on Kurraba Road. This option was investigated in a meeting with the Council, Kurraba Residents Steering Committee and the Thirdi development team and it was agreed that material handling through the reserve was not an option due to the physical and environmental constraints associated with this option.
  • Truck movements will also be conducted outside of peak congestion periods. i.e. after morning peak times and cease prior to evening peak times.


Note:
no truck movements on weekends during demolition and excavation.

At peak we anticipate up to 5 trucks per hour servicing the site. At no point will trucks be queuing in the area. Trucks will be managed and called in by a designated traffic controller who will work to reduce congestion in the area.

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How will the site be set up to minimise construction impacts?

The site will be set up in line with council requirements and statutory regulation. The site will be set up to include the following key elements:

  • Site perimeter fencing and hoarding to ensure site security and protection of pedestrians

 

Please note: Above example of typical site hoardings.

  • Site amenities including first aid shed, site office, ablution facilities, lunch sheds and tool storage.
  • Site security facilities
  • Temporary driveways, road crossovers and
  • Temporary work zone to allow deliveries and truck movements while maintaining traffic flows along Kurraba Road
  • 24/7 emergency vehicle access along Kurraba Road
  • Hoisting equipment and crane
  • Scaffolding, platforms, barriers, handrails,
  • Waste sorting areas
  • First Aid facilities,

 

 

CONSTRUCTION Q&A

How will the projects work zone be managed?

We will be applying for a temporary work zone to facilitate the works which will be positioned directly out the front of the development on Kurraba Road opposite Hodgsons Lookout Park, at approximately 20m in length.

This work zone will have no further impact on current parking availability, due to the removal of existing sites residents’ cars which are currently parking in this position. (Approximately 17+ cars rely on this street parking from the current buildings).

See below indicative site establishment plan:


Please note:
This file is available for download, in the download section of this website.

This will ensure that construction vehicles such as delivery and demolition trucks have a clear space to park without blocking the street and the flow of traffic, including emergency services access at all times. The proposed zone will be returned to a public use parking zone outside of work zones i.e. at night times when residents require the parking.

Traffic control will be employed to manage the work zone to ensure traffic flows are maintained and construction impact is reduced as much as possible.

CONSTRUCTION Q&A

How will contractor parking be managed?

All workers are to utilise Thirdi proposed shuttle bus, catch public transport and car pool with other workers to and from the site.

The proposed contractor shuttle bus would include an off-site carpark for tradesmen to park their vehicles, following this they can catch the shuttle bus from either the car park or nearby public transport to arrive on site. This will significantly decrease the amount of congestion within Kurraba Point during construction and reduce the amount of on street parking used by construction workers. This requirement will be included in all contracting documents for the project and will be enforced by both Thirdi and the builder.

A secure tool storage will be provided on site at all times and workers will be required to drop off tools outside peak ours. Tool drop off periods will also be incorporated at off-peak times, where tradesmen will be able to leave and store tools and equipment on site in secured storage areas.

CONSTRUCTION Q&A

How long will construction be?

If approved by council, we estimate the following construction timeframes:

  • Demolition & Excavation: 4 – 6 Months
  • Structure: 7 – 9 months
  • All other works: 9 months
  • Total estimated project Duration: 20 Months


Please Note:
The various phases of work will be conducted concurrently with some overlap. These durations will be heavily impacted and subject to change due to restrictions imposed around truck movements, hours of works, final design, work zone & Construction Traffic Management Plan approval.

Please refer to project timeline within this website for latest project milestone timings.

CONSTRUCTION Q&A

How many construction workers will be on site?

Please call Thirdi Group on 02 9409 7200 if you have further questions about this answer.

The number of workers on site will vary throughout the different construction stages.

As construction work is in stages (demolition, retention, structure etc), there is not usually a large number of separate trades on site at once.

At peak times of construction, in any of the stages, it is estimated that between maximum of 20-30 tradesmen on site.

Thirdi Group’s project delivery team will be on site regularly to ensure our building partners are delivering the site safely and as per the guidelines we have agreed with council.

CONSTRUCTION Q&A

How will hazardous materials be managed?

Prior to the contractor being appointed, a detailed investigation of the existing site will be carried out to further investigate any contamination in the soil and identify hazardous materials in the existing buildings.

Example image of contractors removing asbestos. This is not a picture from the Kurraba Point site.

A HAZMAT survey will be conducted by a qualified expert hygienist and samples will be taken and analysed. Following this, a report will be produced and contain recommendations for the removal procedures of any identified materials.

The contractor will be responsible for the control and decontamination of hazardous substances. The management of any hazardous materials encountered on site will be undertaken in accordance with statutory requirements. All removal of hazardous materials will be done so by specialised and licensed contractors.

Hazardous materials will be continually monitored and reassessed throughout construction to ensure any hazardous materials are controlled and removed in a safe manner and in accordance with the respective legislation. Dust control measure and air monitoring will be continually in use during demolition and excavation phases which will be used to trigger additional control measures should hazardous materials be detected.

CONSTRUCTION Q&A

Will the large fig tree on site adjacent to Kurraba Road remain?

YES.

The large Hills Weeping Fig adjacent to Kurraba reserve and Kurraba road will be retained and protected as required by the project’s arborist for the duration of construction.

During construction, the projects arborist will regularly monitor the trees, the protection controls and the overall health of the retained trees.

Existing neighbouring trees, such as those in Kurraba reserve, will also be retained and protected.

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Project Timeline & Key Dates

Please see below the estimated timeline of our proposed development. Our development application is currently sitting with North Sydney Council and we are waiting to hold a meeting with their design and review panel.

Please note this timeline is a guide only and may change without notice. If you want to be kept up to date with changes, please send us your details and we will inform you if any key dates change

July 2019

DA Submission

Revised Development Application Submitted to North Sydney Council

July / August 2019

Public Exhibitions & Consultation

During this period, Thirdi Group will be liasing with council and the community through a series of information and consultation forums. Through the consultation process in our original DA we have obtained valuable council and community feedback and we wish to use this opportunity to demonstrate how this feedback has been integrated into the revised DA

August / September 2019

Council Design Review Panel Process

During this period the developer & design team will continue to work with North Sydney Council to finalise our proposal before the council will review for approval

October 2019 to Early 2020

DA Assesmeent Process / Potential Approval

During this period the developer & design team will continue to work with North Sydney Council to finalise the over all proposal. Should Council be satisfied at the end of this process, an approval could be issued for the application.

Second half 2020

Demolition & Excavation - 4 months

During this period the developer & design team will continue to work with North Sydney Council to finalise our proposal before the council will review for approval

Q1 & Q2 2021

Structure

During this period the developer & design team will continue to work with North Sydney Council to finalise our proposal before the council will review for approval

Q1 2022

Completion

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THE PEOPLE BEHIND OUR PROJECT

Over the coming months a number of Thirdi Group’s team and their design consultants (SJB & Dangar Barin Smith) will be visiting the site location and working with the neighbours and community during the development application process.

If you see these faces, please feel free to approach them and ask your questions. If you would like to find out more about our team or contact them, please read below for all contact details.

Architect

Adam Haddow
Principal director at SJB, Adam Haddow is an architect and urban designer. A Churchill Fellow, Adam investigated alternatives to conventional models of urban design. The sabbatical resulted in a research project entitled ‘Shall We Dense’ an examination into the state of modern density living in Australia. Adam’s diverse experience and creative expertise is recognised by numerous architectural accolades, including international awards for Casba, winner of the 2015 World Architecture Festival for mixed-use completed buildings; and Cleveland Rooftop winner of the 2018 Architizer A+ Award, residential apartment. In 2014, he was creative director of the Australian National Architecture Conference.
Principal director at SJB, Adam Haddow is an architect and urban designer. A Churchill Fellow, Adam investigated alternatives to conventional models of urban design. The sabbatical resulted in a research project entitled ‘Shall We Dense’ an examination into the state of modern density living in Australia. Adam’s diverse experience and creative expertise is recognised by numerous architectural accolades, including international awards for Casba, winner of the 2015 World Architecture Festival for mixed-use completed buildings; and Cleveland Rooftop winner of the 2018 Architizer A+ Award, residential apartment. In 2014, he was creative director of the Australian National Architecture Conference.
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Landscape Designer

William Dangar
William Dangar is one of Australia’s pre-eminent landscape designers. With a career spanning 25 years and over 1000 gardens, William has designed and built some of the country’s most iconic residential landscapes. In addition to his design practice, he’s also creative director of Robert Plumb www.robertplumb.com.au, a distinctive Australian design and construction brand synonymous with quality craftsmanship. With a background in horticulture William has developed a reputation for his refined design aesthetic, no-nonsense manner, and highly creative approach to problem solving. His intense focus on quality materials, clear communication, robust construction, and elegant design solutions has laid the foundations and establishes Dangar Barin Smith as Sydney’s premier high-end landscape design practice As a firm Dangar Barin Smith usually don’t get involved in Development projects, however due to the architectural integrity of the design by SJB and also as development client committed to high quality outcomes.
William Dangar is one of Australia’s pre-eminent landscape designers. With a career spanning 25 years and over 1000 gardens, William has designed and built some of the country’s most iconic residential landscapes. In addition to his design practice, he’s also creative director of Robert Plumb www.robertplumb.com.au, a distinctive Australian design and construction brand synonymous with quality craftsmanship. With a background in horticulture William has developed a reputation for his refined design aesthetic, no-nonsense manner, and highly creative approach to problem solving. His intense focus on quality materials, clear communication, robust construction, and elegant design solutions has laid the foundations and establishes Dangar Barin Smith as Sydney’s premier high-end landscape design practice As a firm Dangar Barin Smith usually don’t get involved in Development projects, however due to the architectural integrity of the design by SJB and also as development client committed to high quality outcomes.
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