Today is the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) World Heritage Day. Established in 1982, World Heritage Day is recognised by UNESCO as a day to celebrate and promote cultural heritage, and an opportunity to raise awareness about its diversity, its relevance and the importance of conservation.
We are excited to announce that Peoples’ Choice voting for the Mosman Design Awards is open and you can get involved!
Council has secured a further three year exclusion from the Housing Code of the State Environmental Planning Policy (Exempt and Complying Development Codes) 2008 for Mosman’s foreshore slopes.
Last night I had the opportunity to attend the annual environmental law lecture at Macquarie University. It was delivered by Senator Mehreen Faruqi on Environmentalism: Rekindling the Flame. Addressing a largely young audience with high levels of enthusiasm about the potential for change, Mehreen inspired these young university students and academics to do what they can to influence decision-makers on environmental matters that they are passionate about.
Last Tuesday one of our planners attended a resilient cities conference. The conference featured talks from Beck Dawson, Chief Resilience Officer of 100 Resilient Cities and Rod Simpson, Environment Commissioner of the Greater Sydney Commission.
Exemptions for Minor Works to Heritage Properties
Heritage properties and properties in heritage conservation areas often require maintenance and repairs. Typically consent for works to such properties requires a development application (DA) to be lodged with Council. However, an exemption may be issued if the works being carried out minor and would not adversely affect the significance of the heritage item or conservation area. This means a development application may not be required for approval of the works.
The Greater Sydney Commission is seeking expressions of interest (EOIs) from members of the community who wish to work with the Commission as part of a Citizens’ Panel to develop measures for tracking progress of the Greater Sydney Region Plan, A Metropolis of Three Cities.