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Beaches Link and Western Harbour Tunnel – Project Update

 Recently released NSW Government reports on the Beaches Link and Western Harbour tunnel reveal new information on the projects including details on the proposed design and construction of the tunnels, air quality and emission controls and the forecasted schedule for the works. Project Details The Beaches Link Tunnel is slated to be an 11km tunnel .. read more

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

Mosman Heritage Fund – 20th Anniversary

Established in 1998, Mosman Heritage Fund is celebrating its 20th year. Over the last two decades it has funded works including roof restoration, brick tuck pointing, fencing replacement and facade restoration, including the above example of a property located on Spencer Road within the Holt Estate Heritage Conservation Area that has been transformed by the .. read more

On July 18th, 2018, posted in: Architecture, Heritage by

Mosman granted 12-month reprieve from Medium Density Code

Mosman Council has been successful in its bid to halt the introduction of the State Government’s Low Rise Medium Density Housing Code, which commenced throughout many areas of NSW on 6 July 2018. The Code would have permitted one and two storey dual occupancies, terrace housing and manor houses (blocks of three or four flats) .. read more

On July 10th, 2018, posted in: Complying development, Planning News by

Developing local planning narratives

Last Thursday, urban planners from councils across Sydney attended a workshop run jointly by the NSW Department of Planning and Environment and the Greater Sydney Commission on preparing local strategic planning statements, to help implement the new Greater Sydney Region Plan, A Metropolis of Three Cities, and district plans. A local strategic planning statement is .. read more

On July 9th, 2018, posted in: Greater Sydney Commission, Planning News by

Connecting local planning with bigger picture strategies

How will metropolitan and district strategic plans be implemented at the local level? This is a question currently being addressed by local councils, the Greater Sydney Commission and the NSW Department of Planning and Environment through a series of working group meetings across Sydney over the next few months. The release of the Metropolitan Plan .. read more

On June 29th, 2018, posted in: Greater Sydney Commission, Planning News by

Duty Planning

Council provides a duty planning service to assist customers with their planning enquiries.   In any one day our duty planner answers questions over the phone, via email and in person about matters such as constructing a new deck, renovating a heritage listed house, setting up a café, building a block of units and reviewing a .. read more

On June 20th, 2018, posted in: Uncategorized by

DCP Amendments and New Contributions Plan adopted

Amendments to Mosman Development Control Plans (DCPs) and a new Contributions Plan have been adopted by Council at its meeting on 5 June 2018. Amended Mosman DCPs Development Control Plans (DCPs) are plans adopted by Council to support the Mosman Local Environmental Plan 2012 and provide more detailed planning and design guidelines. The DCPs apply .. read more

Protecting Mosman’s character is high on Council’s agenda

When Council met last Tuesday it resolved to resist attempts by the State Government to standardise local area character by urging the Minister for Planning to exclude Mosman from the provisions of the new Medium Density Code, and to make permanent our current exclusion from the Housing Code. What does this mean? Land in Mosman .. read more

On June 13th, 2018, posted in: Complying development, Scenic Protection Area by

Local Character Symposium – how can we enhance local character?

Last Wednesday the NSW Department of Planning and Environment held a well attended Local Character Symposium that explored local character in the state. The full day of programming included an address by the Minister for Planning the Hon. Anthony Roberts, a keynote speech by urban planner and designer Peter Bishop, and a range of panel .. read more

On June 6th, 2018, posted in: Architecture, Placemaking, Planning News by

Medium Density Code

From 6 July 2018, one and two storey dual occupancies, manor houses and multi dwelling housing (terraces) will be able to be carried out as complying development on certain land throughout NSW under the NSW Government’s new Low Rise Medium Density Housing Code (the Medium Density Code). As complying development, approval can be obtained from .. read more

On May 31st, 2018, posted in: Planning controls by