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Duty Planning

Council provides a duty planning service to assist customers with their planning enquiries.   In any one day our duty planner answers questions over the phone, via email and in person about matters such as constructing a new deck, renovating a heritage listed house, setting up a café, building a block of units and reviewing a .. read more

On June 20th, 2018, posted in: Uncategorized by

DCP Amendments and New Contributions Plan adopted

Amendments to Mosman Development Control Plans (DCPs) and a new Contributions Plan have been adopted by Council at its meeting on 5 June 2018. Amended Mosman DCPs Development Control Plans (DCPs) are plans adopted by Council to support the Mosman Local Environmental Plan 2012 and provide more detailed planning and design guidelines. The DCPs apply .. read more

Protecting Mosman’s character is high on Council’s agenda

When Council met last Tuesday it resolved to resist attempts by the State Government to standardise local area character by urging the Minister for Planning to exclude Mosman from the provisions of the new Medium Density Code, and to make permanent our current exclusion from the Housing Code. What does this mean? Land in Mosman .. read more

On June 13th, 2018, posted in: Complying development, Scenic Protection Area 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

Medium Density Code

From 6 July 2018, one and two storey dual occupancies, manor houses and multi dwelling housing (terraces) will be able to be carried out as complying development on certain land throughout NSW under the NSW Government’s new Low Rise Medium Density Housing Code (the Medium Density Code). As complying development, approval can be obtained from .. read more

On May 31st, 2018, posted in: Planning controls by

Proposed DCP and Contributions Plan Amendments: Public Exhibition

Proposed amendments to Mosman’s Development Control Plans and Contributions Plan are on public exhibition from 19 April to 17 May 2018. Proposed Amendments to Mosman Development Control Plans (DCPs) Council is proposing to amend Mosman Development Control Plans (DCPs) to make a series of housekeeping amendments and to update heritage rankings provisions.  The DCPs provide .. read more

On April 19th, 2018, posted in: Uncategorized by

Greater Sydney Region Plan and North District Plan Published

The Greater Sydney Commission has released the finalised Greater Sydney Region Plan and North District Plan. The Region Plan, titled “A Metropolis of Three Cities”, establishes an overarching 30 year vision for land use planning in Sydney. The plan breaks the Sydney Region down into three cities – the Western Parkland City, the Central River .. read more

On April 19th, 2018, posted in: Greater Sydney Commission by

Greater Sydney Commission comes to Mosman

Yesterday Mosman Council hosted a visit by representatives of the Greater Sydney Commission. Sarah Hill (CEO), Deborah Dearing (North District Commissioner), Greg Woodhams (Executive Director) and Sylvia Smith (Director) met with Council’s General Manager and planners. The purpose of the visit was to hear from the Commission about their plans for implementing the North District .. read more

On April 13th, 2018, posted in: Greater Sydney Commission by

Placemaking and Cityshaping – thought provoking ideas

Last week Active Living NSW held the 2018 FitNSW conference titled Placemakers and Cityshapers: the pathway to active and healthy communities. This was an incredibly well-attended conference with health professionals, planners, designers, architects and transport professionals from local government, State government and the private sector listening to ways collaboration and innovation can create more walkable .. read more

On March 20th, 2018, posted in: 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