Gibran Khouri

Archaeological Sites Amendments to the LEP

Proposed amendments to archaeological sites considered at Council meeting Council’s proposal to amend the listing of archaeological sites identified in Mosman Local Environmental Plan 2012 (the LEP) was considered at the Council Meeting held on 3 May 2016. This proposal seeks to include more specific site and property information in the LEP in relation to .. read more

On June 9th, 2016, posted in: Heritage, LEP2012, Planning Proposals, Uncategorized by Tags: ,

Middle Head – Planning Information Day and Future Plans

Planning Information Day at Middle Head on Sunday 22 May On Sunday 22 May, the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) and the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust (Harbour Trust) hosted a Planning Information Day on the future of Middle Head. Mosman Planning attended an information session and also had the opportunity to take some photos .. read more

Council’s Submission on proposed ‘Australia Habitat and Taronga Wildlife Retreat’

Council has sent a submission to the Department of Planning and Environment indicating that it does not support the proposed ‘Australia Habitat and Taronga Wildlife Retreat.’  A State Significant Development Application for a proposed new habitat and eco-tourist facility at Taronga Zoo was on exhibition recently. Submissions closed on Monday 23 May 2016. Council has now .. read more

NSW Planning reforms will return in mid-2016

NSW Planning reforms will be brought back by the State Government for public comment and a bill brought to State Parliament from mid-2016 In 2016, the Government intends to amend the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (the EP&A Act), with a focus on the following areas: Community engagement:  establishing a new part of the Act that consolidates community .. read more

Exhibition – State Significant Development – Taronga Zoo

The development of a new Australian habitat exhibit and eco-tourist facility to be known as the ‘Australia Habitat and Taronga Wildlife Retreat’ is now on public exhibition. The proposal involves the removal of landscaping and construction of accommodation (58 rooms and 4 suites), kitchen and dining facilities with building extensions of between two to four storeys. The .. read more

On April 11th, 2016, posted in: Taronga Zoo by

Emergence of the “Sharing Economy” – Inquiry into Airbnb

BACKGROUND In recent years, the growth of  key web and app-based sharing platforms such as Airbnb and Uber have emerged as the two key examples of a new “sharing economy” in which people can rent out houses, rooms, beds, cars, parking spaces and other assets directly from each other, co-ordinated by the internet. While the emergence of the sharing economy has .. read more