Spit Junction may soon be referred to as ‘Lease Junction’ as the number of shop vacancies and for lease signs increase.
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.
Council has resolved to prepare and exhibit a Draft Section 94A Development Contributions Plan 2011, which would apply to all areas in Mosman and would replace the current Mosoman development contributions plans.
JBA Planning has been appointed to undertake the Masterplan for Spit Junction and feasibility study for the civic centre site. Work commences on the project in the first week in November. The consultant team includes:
On 20 October Mosman Councillors did a bus tour of Mosman with commentary from the Urban Planning team. The purpose of the tour was to look at carports and garages in their setting ie. within the context of the site and its associated house, and within the streetscape.