Author: Gibran Khouri

Archaeological Sites Amendments to the LEP

Jun 9, 2016 by Gibran Khouri

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 existing archaeological sites to provide certainty for landowners and Council.

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Exhibition – State Significant Development – Taronga Zoo

Apr 11, 2016 by Gibran Khouri

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 proposal is on exhibition until 23 May 2016.

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Emergence of the “Sharing Economy” – Inquiry into Airbnb

Mar 2, 2016 by Gibran Khouri

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 benefited consumers and provided individuals with easy new ways to make money, these new unregulated services introduce new challenges.

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Mosman Design Awards Winners Announced

Mar 9, 2015 by Gibran Khouri

The 2015 Mosman Design Awards showcased some of the best examples of residential development and architectural excellence in Mosman. This year we received 16 nominations from many talented architects responding to questions of sustainability during design and construction.

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