The home of television at Channel Nine, Willoughby, could soon be the home for a lot more people after the network's owners submitted final plans for the $200 million redevelopment that will have 450 apartments, including one 12-storey tower.
That is significantly less than the original scheme which was met with loud objections from the Willoughby council and a range of neighbourhood action groups.
In the preferred project report, submitted on Friday to the NSW Department of Planning and Infrastructure for assessment, the 2.9 hectares of land will have 450 apartments, being 210 less than the original scheme, and only one high-rise tower.
This came after several community action groups held rallies, town hall-style meetings and numerous pamphlet drops disputing the size of the development.
Bob Taffel, of the Willoughby South Progress Association, said the new plans were still far too big for local infrastructure to cope with and far too high "not to be a blot on the local landscape".
Scott Soutar, the TCN station manager, said the final plans have had significant modifications.