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B-Line Mosman: The Latest

Works are underway at a number of locations throughout Mosman to facilitate the NSW Government’s new B-Line rapid bus service between the Northern Beaches and the Sydney CBD. At Spit Junction, the old cinema has been demolished, the western end of Clifford Street has been closed, and an indented bus bay off Spit Road and pedestrian plaza is now .. read more

On October 10th, 2017, posted in: B-Line, Planning News by

Codes SEPP – Housing Code Changes

On 22 September 2017, amendments were made to the NSW Government’s new simplified Housing Code to clarify the provisions for gross floor area and landscaped area – reverting these provisions to those that applied under the previous General Housing Code. A two-year transitional period for the previous General Housing Code has also been introduced. The Housing .. read more

On October 10th, 2017, posted in: Planning controls, Planning News by

Education and Child Care SEPP

On 1 September 2017, the NSW Government’s new State Environmental Planning Policy (Educational Establishments and Child Care Facilities) 2017 commenced. The SEPP aims to make it easier for child-care providers, schools, TAFEs and universities to build new and improve existing facilities throughout NSW, by streamlining approval processes and applying standard design quality principles and controls to land, overriding local zoning .. read more

On October 10th, 2017, posted in: Planning controls, Planning News by

Biodiversity Reforms and new Vegetation SEPP

The NSW Government has recently introduced a new suite of  Land Management and Biodiversity Conservation reforms which create a framework for the regulation of native vegetation clearing in NSW. A component of the reforms is a new State Environmental Planning Policy (Vegetation in Non-Rural Areas) 2017 applying throughout metropolitan Sydney from 25 August 2017. The SEPP has repealed tree .. read more

On October 10th, 2017, posted in: Planning controls, Planning News, Uncategorized by

EP&A Regulation Review

The NSW Department of Planning and Environment has commenced a review of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000 (the Regulation), and is welcoming feedback on a Review Issues Paper until 24 November 2017. This Regulation supports the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (the Act) which provides the overarching framework for the NSW planning system, .. read more

On October 10th, 2017, posted in: Planning controls, Planning News by

Public exhibition – Archaeological sites

Council is proposing to amend Mosman Local Environmental Plan 2012 to delete the listing of three archaeological heritage items – A484, A485 and A488 – based on a heritage review of the sites. The items are a former tram terminus in Avenue Road, and former quarries in Avenue Road, and between Harnett Avenue and Royalist .. read more

On August 31st, 2017, posted in: Heritage by

Future of Short Term Letting in NSW – why you need to have your say before October 31

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 is happening right now? The Department .. read more

Planning panels legislation

Last week the NSW Parliament passed legislation that would amend the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act to remove the role of Councillors from determining development applications, among other things, under Part 4 of the Act. These functions will be required to be undertaken by an independent panel of experts called a local planning panel. In .. read more

On August 18th, 2017, posted in: New Planning System, Planning News by Tags: ,

2016 Census Data Released

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 is the Census Important? The data gathered in the Census is .. read more

Housing Capacity Model

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 Greater Sydney Commission has a five year housing supply forecast for Mosman of 300 dwellings by mid-2021. By working out how much housing capacity exists .. read more

On July 10th, 2017, posted in: Greater Sydney Commission by Tags: ,