As you may be aware, the former Acoustics Laboratory building at 126 Greville Street, Chatswood West, was previously used as a commercial office premises associated with the National Acoustic Laboratory. It is our understanding that although there have been several proposals put forward to Council regarding the site’s future use, it continues to remain vacant.
The Church of Scientology Australia (CSA) is now proposing to reactive the site and reuse the vacant building for its regional headquarters, which would include administrative, educational, and related Church activities. The CSA has prepared an initial design concept to adaptively reuse the building so as CSA can establish a suitable education and training facility.
CSA states that it is strongly committed to achieving a sustainable development outcome by:
Utilising the existing building structure
- Using materials associated with the existing building
- Maintaining the existing landscape
- Protecting the surrounding environment
- Promoting public transport access to the site
- Continuing local resident access to the site’s grounds and the surrounding Bushland Reserve.
As the planning concept and design evolves in the coming weeks, CSA have asked Urbis to independently invite feedback from the surrounding community and interested stakeholders to inform Development Application (DA) plans.
As part of this consultation process, CSA have asked us to offer your group a briefing on the proposed development concept and consultation process and to receive initial feedback.
Please do not hesitate to contact me on 8233 9968 or via return email to discuss the proposal and to organise a possible briefing time and date.
Michael Grosvenor, Urbis Consultation Team