Russell Offices R9 Redevelopment Project


Building 9 at Russell Offices (R9) will be demolished to make way for a 150-space controlled reserved carpark for Defence personnel. This decision forms part of Defence's long-term redevelopment strategy for the Russell precinct.

The R9 Project contract has been awarded to Demolition Environmental Civil Contractors. The project is forecasted to be completed in the first half of 2024. 

Russell Offices R9 Redevelopment sitemap and images (PDF, 1.3 MB)

Community information

Defence understands this is a sensitive project and will continue to consult with the occupants of surrounding buildings at regular intervals.

Past events

  • Tuesday 8 February 2024 - a virtual information session was held to discuss the project with the community and the contractor.

    R9 Demolition presentation (PDF, 2.71 MB)

  • Wednesday 17 August 2022 - an information session was held on to discuss the project with the community and the contractor.

    R9 Redevelopment - Townhall handout (PDF, 2.85 MB)

  • July 2022 - a meeting was held with Russell Hill Childcare Centre representatives to address concerns raised by parents including noise, sleep times, dust levels, debris, asbestos, and emergency exit points.

Hazardous materials

Weekly environmental site inspections are carried out to confirm the environmental controls are being implemented and to identify any current or upcoming issues. 

The following measures are in place to ensure the community is not exposed to hazardous material:

  • asbestos testing and safety measures
  • perimeter fencing
  • air monitoring
  • high power water misting used for dust suppression.

R9 Redevelopment - Hazardous materials plan (PDF, 1.39 MB)

Noise management

The demolition works are now complete with the remaining phases anticipated to emit a maximum of 80dB.

The following noise minimisation measures will remain in place until completion of the project:

  • noise and vibration minimising attachments used with heavy machinery where possible
  • noise monitoring and reporting equipment.

Traffic and parking

The proposed construction activities will not impact existing public transport services or emergency vehicle access. No road closures are anticipated.

Construction vehicle movements to and from the site will be managed under appropriate traffic control measures to ensure construction vehicle access is accommodated while maintaining the safety of all road users.

Phase 2, infill of the excavation site, will have the highest volume of trucks. Heavy vehicles will not be on the main road during peak traffic times in the morning and evening. Notice of when high numbers of trucks are expected will be provided during phase 2.

Project details

The R9 Project construction hours are Monday to Friday 7 am - 5 pm and Saturday 7 am - 2 pm. Lunch breaks will be scheduled to coincide with the childcare centre toddler nap time of 12 pm - 2 pm.

Project stages and upcoming works:

R9 Redevelopment timeline (PDF, 422.05 KB)