Artarmon Parklands Pavilion

Project type: Construction 

Contractor name: Structus      

Consultant name: SJB Architects

Delivering an exciting project for the Artarmon community and beyond.

Construction on the Artarmon Parklands Pavilion has commenced.

An adaptive reuse of the former Artarmon Bowling Clubhouse, the pavilion is designed based on the principles of community, sustainability, and recognition of the site’s heritage. The structure will be fully accessible, and will feature a range of energy efficient technologies, including solar panels and rainwater harvesting.

The pavilion will incorporate a community room, kitchen, all-weather community pavilion, and new public bathrooms. Landscaped terraces and ramps will connect the pavilion with the adjoining playground and passive recreation spaces.

Clear signage at key locations where access routes have been impacted will provide alternate routes to assist with access to the community garden and upper and lower playgrounds while the works are being undertaken.

Once finished, the pavilion will complete the parklands precinct to create a place for all to relax, exercise, and connect.

As construction progresses, we’ll keep you updated on the progress, including any important milestones and updates.

Follow our social media channels and visit our website regularly to stay informed and engaged with the development of this exciting new community space.

We can’t wait to welcome you to the Artarmon Parkland Pavilion and to see this wonderful addition to our community come to life.


 Date  Update
March 2024

Onsite activities this month include; Structural works to the existing frame, brick work and detailed excavation for passing bays within the drive and pedestrian ramps either side of Burra Road cul-de-sac.

In order to meet the DA conditions for the Artarmon Parklands Pavilion, Council was required to submit a landscape plan as part the construction certificate application. This DA condition specified that plant species including hydrangeas, camellias, azaleas and roses, used in the bowling club era be included, to reflect the past formal landscaping around the former clubhouse and bowling greens. The landscaping plan also includes the regeneration of the adjacent areas north-east, east and south-east of the pavilion. This work will be undertaken by Council’s Bushland team and will include native plantings such as Xanthorrhoea, Midyim berry, lilly pilly, Prostanthera ovalifolia, Dianella sp. that were an important food source to the indigenous people.

A copy of the landscape plan approved as part of the construction certificate, and the planting pallete, illustrating the plant species included in the plan can be found in the related documents area of this page.

February 2024 Onsite activities this month include; construction of half footpath from Cooney Rd to 1A Burra Road, detailed earth works surrounding building, drainage and in ground services, transplanting of local plants and removal of sandstone logs for use at later date.
January 2024

Builder has resumed works following Christmas shutdown.

Onsite activities this month include erection of temporary works including scaffolding, additional sediment controls and tree protections with continued earth works and metal roof stripping occurring onsite.

December 2023

Building demolition will continue to Christmas shutdown period as well as preparing site for Christmas shutdown period.

This will involve site clean up with removal of construction waste to recycling yards and securing of site fences and sediment controls.

November 2023

Demolition works have begun with wall and metal roof stripping to be separated before taken to recycling yard.

Mobile plant will be onsite for ground works to begin.

Team will also be working to secure the site for Christmas shut down from 22 December 2023 to 8 January 2024.

October 2023

Construction activity is to increase in November. Some of the pedestrian access routes in and around the site will be impacted.

Clear signage will be provided at these locations, identifying alternate routes to assist with access to the community garden and upper and lower playgrounds.

September 2023

Council received the Construction Certificate approval on 13 September 2023. We will update with the commencement date and work schedule soon! 

August 2023

Application for a construction certificate was submitted on 7 August 2023. Council is required to work with a private Principal Certifying Authority since the Pavilion project is a Council run project.

Delays in obtaining a construction certificate, as outlined in a previous update, have affected the commencement of construction.

June 2023

The construction documentation has been updated to comply with changes to the Building Code of Australia which came into effect on 1 May 2023. This documentation is undergoing certification in order to enable the issue of a construction certificate.  The builder has completed the site establishment and is ready to progress works as soon as these matters are finalised.

May 2023

Certification and construction documentation has been amended. The formal submission of the construction certificate (CC) is anticipated in two weeks. The builder has completed the site establishment and is ready to progress works as soon as these matters are resolved and we do not anticipate a delay to the completion date.  

We will continue to keep the community updated on the progress of the project.

April 2023

The Artarmon Pavilion project is experiencing delays due to additional certification requirements.

In the wake of natural disasters in recent years, there has been increased scrutiny from insurers of waterproofing and fire safety requirements. These increased requirements have resulted in additional certification requests and affected the time frames for issuing of the Construction Certificate.

February 2023

Site fencing was established in late February 2023 and construction has commenced. Work is scheduled to be completed by November 2024, weather permitting.

Indicative timeline

November 2022

Construction Certificate application.

December 2022

Site establishment - temporary fencing to construction area. Community access to playground and Community Garden will be maintained.

February 2023

Construction phase commenced.

November 2024

Estimated completion. 



Artarmon Pavilion Perspectives and Floor Plan - February 2022(PDF, 3MB)


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