Spit Junction plays a retail, civic and service role for the local community. There are a number of other centres in the surrounding area that provide similar facilities and compete with Spit Junction, which means many local residents are choosing to shop, eat or visit outside of the Junction.
The Masterplan for Spit Junction will be looking at the potential redevelopment of the Council buildings in Spit Junction, including the existing library building. This will create an exciting opportunity for the development of new library facilities.
Mosman Council is the largest property owner in Spit Junction. As part of the Masterplan a separate feasibility study is being undertaken to determine the future of the sites owned by the Council.
In 2005 Council resolved to prepare a new comprehensive local environmental plan (LEP) and development control plans (DCPs) for Mosman. An LEP is the principal legal document for determining land use and controlling development at the local level, using land use zones, development standards and other planning provisions. A DCP is a planning document that supplements provisions in an LEP by way of more detailed planning and design guidelines.
A report on submissions received during the public exhibition of the Spit Reserves Draft Plan of Management was considered by Council on 6 November 2011. Seventeen submissions were received, covering several issues including the kayak storage area, the Pearl Bay houseboats and the amenities building.