Evan Matthews

Mosman Heritage Fund updated and Military Road to be targeted in promotion campaign

Heritage Fund Council Report  Mosman Council recently resolved to adopt changes to the Mosman Heritage Fund. The changes seek to utilise the fund to improve the historic character of the Military Road Heritage Conservation Area (HCA). The Heritage Fund is a Council operated initiative that provides dollar for dollar grants for property owners undertaking works .. read more

On May 17th, 2019, posted in: Heritage, Planning News by

Mosman Design Awards 2019 – Winners Announced

The much-anticipated awards night for the Mosman Design Awards was held at the Mosman Art Gallery on Monday evening with the winning nominations revealed and awards presented. The event was attended by the Mayor Councillor Carolyn Corrigan, many of Mosman’s Councillors, and the architects and owners who submitted nominations for the Awards. The evening was .. read more

On May 1st, 2019, posted in: Mosman Design Awards, Urban Planning by

Celebrating World Heritage Day

Today is the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) World Heritage Day. Established in 1982, World Heritage Day is recognised by UNESCO as a day to celebrate and promote cultural heritage, and an opportunity to raise awareness about its diversity, its relevance and the importance of conservation. The theme for this year’s world heritage .. read more

On April 18th, 2019, posted in: Heritage by

Mosman Design Awards – Peoples’ Choice voting open now!

We are excited to announce that Peoples’ Choice voting for the Mosman Design Awards is open and you can get involved! Nominations for the Mosman Design Awards 2019 closed last week, with 18 impressive nominations submitted. The nominations include a wide range of projects such as new houses, renovations to existing houses and even the .. read more

On March 22nd, 2019, posted in: Architecture, Mosman Design Awards by

Mosman Design Awards 2019 – Nominate Now

Nominations for the 2019 Mosman Design Awards are now open. Council is inviting nominations from architects, builders and home owners who have completed high quality designs in Mosman during the last 2 years. The awards, which were established in 2007, are held every two years to celebrate outstanding contributions to Mosman’s built environment. The awards .. read more

2018 in review – Mosman urban planning

As 2018 nears an end it is interesting to contemplate the year that was. We have compiled a best of 2018, recounting urban planning news in Mosman this year. Local Planning The successful Mosman Development Assessment Panel was replaced by the Mosman Local Planning Panel (MLPP) due to changes to the Environmental Planning and Assessment .. read more

On December 11th, 2018, posted in: Uncategorized by

Council secures extension to Housing Code exclusion

Council has secured a further three year exclusion from the Housing Code of the State Environmental Planning Policy (Exempt and Complying Development Codes) 2008 for Mosman’s foreshore slopes. The exclusion applies to properties within Mosman’s Scenic Protection Area, that is land below the 60m contour, and comes following extensive campaigning by Council of the NSW Government. .. read more

On November 27th, 2018, posted in: Planning controls, Planning News, Scenic Protection Area by

Resilient Sydney – How can Sydney respond to challenges?

Last Tuesday one of our planners attended a resilient cities conference. The conference featured talks from Beck Dawson, Chief Resilience Officer of 100 Resilient Cities and Rod Simpson, Environment Commissioner of the Greater Sydney Commission. Resilient Sydney Beck Dawson explored Resilient Sydney, a strategy to manage Sydney’s capacity to respond and adapt to physical, social .. read more

On October 26th, 2018, posted in: Greater Sydney Commission, Urban Planning by

Exemptions for Minor Works to Heritage Properties

Exemptions for Minor Works to Heritage Properties Heritage properties and properties in heritage conservation areas often require maintenance and repairs. Typically consent for works to such properties requires a development application (DA) to be lodged with Council. However, an exemption may be issued if the works being carried out minor and would not adversely affect .. read more

On October 17th, 2018, posted in: Uncategorized by

Urban Planning Archives: Edwards Beach Shark Net

As part of the work associated with the current renovations to Council’s civic centre, the Urban Planning team have been sorting through old documents. Amongst the numerous interesting documents that popped up was a photographic survey documenting the Edwards Beach Shark Net and its demolition. Originally constructed in 1935 the Edwards Beach Shark Net was .. read more

On September 17th, 2018, posted in: Heritage by