Evan Matthews

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

New Development Application Form and Guide

From 10 August 2018 Mosman Council has a new Development Application Form. The form is an interactive PDF that allows people to type details directly into the form. The form is to be used for Development Applications, Review Applications and Modification Applications and replaces the three separate forms that were previously used for these application types. A new .. read more

On August 20th, 2018, posted in: Planning News by

Is Mosman denser than we think? A look into Mosman’s population density

Mosman Council’s Urban Planning team have been busy crunching numbers to better understand the population density of Mosman. Population density is a common measurement used by planners and geographers to understand how and where populations are distributed. It is used by urban planners to analyse the demand for services, utilities, infrastructure and housing in an .. read more

On August 7th, 2018, posted in: Data, Planning News by

Beaches Link and Western Harbour Tunnel – Project Update

 Recently released NSW Government reports on the Beaches Link and Western Harbour tunnel reveal new information on the projects including details on the proposed design and construction of the tunnels, air quality and emission controls and the forecasted schedule for the works. Project Details The Beaches Link Tunnel is slated to be an 11km tunnel .. read more

On July 27th, 2018, posted in: Planning News by

Mosman Heritage Fund – 20th Anniversary

Established in 1998, Mosman Heritage Fund is celebrating its 20th year. Over the last two decades it has funded works including roof restoration, brick tuck pointing, fencing replacement and facade restoration, including the above example of a property located on Spencer Road within the Holt Estate Heritage Conservation Area that has been transformed by the .. read more

On July 18th, 2018, posted in: Architecture, Heritage by

Local Character Symposium – how can we enhance local character?

Last Wednesday the NSW Department of Planning and Environment held a well attended Local Character Symposium that explored local character in the state. The full day of programming included an address by the Minister for Planning the Hon. Anthony Roberts, a keynote speech by urban planner and designer Peter Bishop, and a range of panel .. read more

On June 6th, 2018, posted in: Architecture, Placemaking, Planning News by

Mosman’s New Local Planning Panel

On Thursday 1 March 2018 the NSW Government enacted changes to the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 that were passed by Parliament in November 2017. As a result of the changes the Mosman Development Assessment Panel (MDAP) will be replaced by the new Mosman Local Planning Panel (MLPP). The first meeting of the MLPP .. read more

On March 19th, 2018, posted in: New Planning System, Planning controls, Planning News by

Council’s Submission on a proposed State policy for the Environment

Mosman Council’s Urban Planning team recently submitted feedback to the NSW Department of Planning and Environment regarding a proposed Environment State Environmental Planning Policy (SEPP). The Department has released an Explanation of Intended Effect for the proposed Environment SEPP, which explains that it seeks to consolidate, centralise and update seven existing planning policies, to remove .. read more

On February 22nd, 2018, posted in: Planning controls, Planning News by