In recent days, the NSW Government has announced a number of changes to NSW planning legislation in response to COVID-19 and the need for social distancing. Many of these changes are the result of Orders issued by the Minister for Planning and Public Spaces, the Hon. Rob Stokes, under newly created section 10.17 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979. Changes will remain in place until the COVID-19 pandemic is over, or the advice of NSW Health changes.
Council’s Urban Planning team is trialing working remotely this week, using Zoom to conduct our regular team meetings, as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic.
At this time when we are all concerned for each other’s safety and health, Council has redesigned the delivery of our duty planning service to ensure equitable access for the community.
The Mosman Local Strategic Planning Statement (LSPS) has been made by Council under section 3.9(1) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (EP&A Act), following receipt of a letter of support from the Greater Sydney Commission. Read More
The Urban Planning Team pushed through the rain on Saturday to hold community drop in sessions at Reid Park and Sirius Cove reserve. The sessions were well attended by members of the public who braved the elements to get involved. Issues discussed were varied including off-leash dog walking, kayak and dinghy storage, vegetation management, new ideas for park furniture and much more.
The draft LSPS generated considerable community feedback when it was publicly exhibited during June-August this year. The report considered by Council last Tuesday night provided a detailed summary of feedback received, noting that overall feedback was positive with support expressed for the vision, planning priorities and actions outlined.
Council will consider a report at its upcoming Council Meeting on 3 December 2019 on public exhibition of the draft Mosman Local Strategic Planning Statement (LSPS), feedback received and proposed changes to the draft document as a result.
Have your say: Review of Australia’s environment protection and biodiversity conservation legislation
The Federal Government has commenced a review of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (the Act). The Act requires an independent review to be undertaken at least once every 10 years.
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: