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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

Resilient Sydney – How can Sydney respond to challenges?

Last Tuesday one of our planners attended a resilient cities conference. The conference featured talks from Beck Dawson, Chief Resilience Officer of 100 Resilient Cities and Rod Simpson, Environment Commissioner of the Greater Sydney Commission. Resilient Sydney Beck Dawson explored Resilient Sydney, a strategy to manage Sydney’s capacity to respond and adapt to physical, social .. read more

On October 26th, 2018, posted in: Greater Sydney Commission, Urban Planning by

Exemptions for Minor Works to Heritage Properties

Exemptions for Minor Works to Heritage Properties Heritage properties and properties in heritage conservation areas often require maintenance and repairs. Typically consent for works to such properties requires a development application (DA) to be lodged with Council. However, an exemption may be issued if the works being carried out minor and would not adversely affect .. read more

On October 17th, 2018, posted in: Uncategorized by

EOIs open for Greater Sydney Citizens’ Panel

The Greater Sydney Commission is seeking expressions of interest (EOIs) from members of the community who wish to work with the Commission as part of a Citizens’ Panel to develop measures for tracking progress of the Greater Sydney Region Plan, A Metropolis of Three Cities. In March 2018 the Greater Sydney Commission released the final .. read more

On October 9th, 2018, posted in: Uncategorized by

Population projections inform planning in Mosman

Projections of future population are essential in strategic planning, informing land use planning and the provision of infrastructure and services required to meet future needs. Population projections provided by the NSW Department of Planning and Environment are based on assumptions that take into account trends for births, deaths and migration. These can change due to .. read more

On September 27th, 2018, posted in: Planning News by

Urban Planning Archives: Edwards Beach Shark Net

As part of the work associated with the current renovations to Council’s civic centre, the Urban Planning team have been sorting through old documents. Amongst the numerous interesting documents that popped up was a photographic survey documenting the Edwards Beach Shark Net and its demolition. Originally constructed in 1935 the Edwards Beach Shark Net was .. read more

On September 17th, 2018, posted in: Heritage by

Mosman is on track to meet its housing target

Recently the SMH (12 August, 2018) ran a story about where Sydney’s building approvals are overshooting their housing targets. In the list of 33 metropolitan councils Mosman was last on the table. Under the Greater Sydney Commission’s North District Plan five year housing supply targets are identified for the period 2016-2021. Mosman’s target is 300 .. read more

On August 21st, 2018, posted in: Greater Sydney Commission, Planning News by Tags: ,

New Development Application Form and Guide

From 10 August 2018 Mosman Council has a new Development Application Form. The form is an interactive PDF that allows people to type details directly into the form. The form is to be used for Development Applications, Review Applications and Modification Applications and replaces the three separate forms that were previously used for these application types. A new .. read more

On August 20th, 2018, posted in: Planning News by

Is Mosman denser than we think? A look into Mosman’s population density

Mosman Council’s Urban Planning team have been busy crunching numbers to better understand the population density of Mosman. Population density is a common measurement used by planners and geographers to understand how and where populations are distributed. It is used by urban planners to analyse the demand for services, utilities, infrastructure and housing in an .. read more

On August 7th, 2018, posted in: Data, Planning News by