Since late 2015 the number of short term holiday rentals listed in Mosman (such as Stayz and Airbnb) increased from 200 to over 430. Council continues to receive enquiries from Mosman residents and property owners on this issue, with concerns about amenity impacts as well as questions about permissibility.
What happened to the Census data you provided last year?
In late June, the Australian Bureau of Statistics released their first batch of data from the 2016 Census. The ABS will release further data from the census throughout the second half of 2017.
Why do we need to establish our housing capacity?
Council staff recently did some research to work out what capacity exists within our existing planning controls for additional dwellings.
The State government has proposed changes to the planning framework affecting schools and child care centres. A draft State Environmental Planning Policy has been prepared and is currently on exhibition for public comment until April 7.
Background to Review of EP&A Act
In 2012/13, the State Government underwent an extensive review of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (EP&A Act). This included a Green Paper in 2012, a White Paper in 2013 followed by a Planning Bill 2013 – Exposure Draft presented to Parliament. The Bill failed to become legislation partly due to sustained community objection to a number of reforms, including the proposed introduction of what was called “code assessable development”.
The Greater Sydney Commission (GSC) is a new agency created by the State Government. The GSC are responsible for implementing the State’s metropolitan plan, A Plan for Growing Sydney and developing District Plans for Sydney’s six districts.