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New Development Application Form and Guide

From 10 August 2018 Mosman Council has a new Development Application Form. The form is an interactive PDF that allows people to type details directly into the form. The form is to be used for Development Applications, Review Applications and Modification Applications and replaces the three separate forms that were previously used for these application types. A new .. read more

On August 20th, 2018, posted in: Planning News by

Is Mosman denser than we think? A look into Mosman’s population density

Mosman Council’s Urban Planning team have been busy crunching numbers to better understand the population density of Mosman. Population density is a common measurement used by planners and geographers to understand how and where populations are distributed. It is used by urban planners to analyse the demand for services, utilities, infrastructure and housing in an .. read more

On August 7th, 2018, posted in: Data, Planning News by

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