This week, the NSW Government announced that it will further delay implementing the Medium Density Code in 46 council areas across NSW, including Mosman, until 1 July 2020.
Mosman’s draft Local Strategic Planning Statement (LSPS) – on public exhibition for a six week period from 27 June to 7 August 2019 – has attracted a tremendous response from the Mosman community and others with:
Last Wednesday 80 members of the Mosman community gathered at Council to discuss local strategic planning issues and find out more about how local planning initiatives fit within the broader State context. The meeting was initiated by the Mayor in response to the current exhibition of the draft local strategic planning statement, or LSPS for short.
Council is holding a public meeting in the Council Chambers at 6.30 pm on Wednesday 24 July to present the key points on Mosman’s draft Local Strategic Planning Statement.
The draft Mosman Local Strategic Planning Statement (LSPS) public exhibition is now available online, and we welcome your feedback.
Mosman Mayor Carolyn Corrigan has sought an urgent meeting with the Minister for Planning and Public Spaces, the Hon Rob Stokes, MP, and local member, Felicity Wilson, to address Council’s concerns about the Low Rise Medium Density Housing Code (the Medium Density Code) which – unless a change in legislation is made – will apply in Mosman from 1 July 2019.
Heritage Fund Council Report
Mosman Council recently resolved to adopt changes to the Mosman Heritage Fund. The changes seek to utilise the fund to improve the historic character of the Military Road Heritage Conservation Area (HCA).
There has been much written about the so called ‘missing middle” as part of a solution to Sydney’s housing problem. Last year the State Government introduced a new code to allow certain types of medium density housing like terrace housing and dual occupancies, to be approved by private certifiers within 20 days if they comply with predetermined controls.Mosman, like the majority of Sydney metropolitan councils, received a 12 month deferral of the commencement of the code. This is due to expire on 1 July 2019. The State Government has remained silent on any plans for the affected councils past that date and has not responded to Council’s request for a permanent exclusion from the code.