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Mosman Heritage Fund updated and Military Road to be targeted in promotion campaign

Heritage Fund Council Report  Mosman Council recently resolved to adopt changes to the Mosman Heritage Fund. The changes seek to utilise the fund to improve the historic character of the Military Road Heritage Conservation Area (HCA). The Heritage Fund is a Council operated initiative that provides dollar for dollar grants for property owners undertaking works .. read more

On May 17th, 2019, posted in: Heritage, Planning News by

The Not So “Missing Middle”

There has been much written about the so called ‘missing middle” as part of a solution to Sydney’s housing problem. Last year the State Government introduced a new code to allow certain types of medium density housing like terrace housing and dual occupancies, to be approved by private certifiers within 20 days if they comply .. read more

On May 9th, 2019, posted in: Uncategorized by

Mosman Design Awards 2019 – Winners Announced

The much-anticipated awards night for the Mosman Design Awards was held at the Mosman Art Gallery on Monday evening with the winning nominations revealed and awards presented. The event was attended by the Mayor Councillor Carolyn Corrigan, many of Mosman’s Councillors, and the architects and owners who submitted nominations for the Awards. The evening was .. read more

On May 1st, 2019, posted in: Mosman Design Awards, Urban Planning by

Celebrating World Heritage Day

Today is the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) World Heritage Day. Established in 1982, World Heritage Day is recognised by UNESCO as a day to celebrate and promote cultural heritage, and an opportunity to raise awareness about its diversity, its relevance and the importance of conservation. The theme for this year’s world heritage .. read more

On April 18th, 2019, posted in: Heritage by

Mosman Design Awards – Peoples’ Choice voting open now!

We are excited to announce that Peoples’ Choice voting for the Mosman Design Awards is open and you can get involved! Nominations for the Mosman Design Awards 2019 closed last week, with 18 impressive nominations submitted. The nominations include a wide range of projects such as new houses, renovations to existing houses and even the .. read more

On March 22nd, 2019, posted in: Architecture, Mosman Design Awards by

Mosman Design Awards 2019 – Nominate Now

Nominations for the 2019 Mosman Design Awards are now open. Council is inviting nominations from architects, builders and home owners who have completed high quality designs in Mosman during the last 2 years. The awards, which were established in 2007, are held every two years to celebrate outstanding contributions to Mosman’s built environment. The awards .. read more

2018 in review – Mosman urban planning

As 2018 nears an end it is interesting to contemplate the year that was. We have compiled a best of 2018, recounting urban planning news in Mosman this year. Local Planning The successful Mosman Development Assessment Panel was replaced by the Mosman Local Planning Panel (MLPP) due to changes to the Environmental Planning and Assessment .. read more

On December 11th, 2018, posted in: Uncategorized by

Council secures extension to Housing Code exclusion

Council has secured a further three year exclusion from the Housing Code of the State Environmental Planning Policy (Exempt and Complying Development Codes) 2008 for Mosman’s foreshore slopes. The exclusion applies to properties within Mosman’s Scenic Protection Area, that is land below the 60m contour, and comes following extensive campaigning by Council of the NSW Government. .. read more

On November 27th, 2018, posted in: Planning controls, Planning News, Scenic Protection Area by

Net zero buildings

Did you know that in Greater Sydney, the largest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions is energy use in buildings? Greenhouse gas emissions by source (2015-16) Source: Greater Sydney Commission, 2017, Exploring Net Zero Emissions for Greater Sydney, report prepared by Kinesis for the Greater Sydney Commission Learning about how we plan for a net-zero emissions future .. read more

On November 7th, 2018, posted in: Uncategorized by

Environmentalism – how are we travelling one generation on?

Last night I had the opportunity to attend the annual environmental law lecture at Macquarie University. It was delivered by Senator Mehreen Faruqi on Environmentalism: Rekindling the Flame. Addressing a largely young audience with high levels of enthusiasm about the potential for change, Mehreen inspired these young university students and academics to do what they .. read more

On October 31st, 2018, posted in: Environment by