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Review of the Planning Act

The State Government is undertaking a review of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act.  This marks a renewed attempt by the Government to make amendments to the Act when in 2012/13 an extensive review and consultation process was undertaken. This included a Green Paper in 2012, a White Paper in 2013 followed by a Planning .. read more

Archaeological Sites Amendments to the LEP

Proposed amendments to archaeological sites considered at Council meeting Council’s proposal to amend the listing of archaeological sites identified in Mosman Local Environmental Plan 2012 (the LEP) was considered at the Council Meeting held on 3 May 2016. This proposal seeks to include more specific site and property information in the LEP in relation to .. read more

On June 9th, 2016, posted in: Heritage, LEP2012, Planning Proposals, Uncategorized by Tags: ,

Middle Head – Planning Information Day and Future Plans

Planning Information Day at Middle Head on Sunday 22 May On Sunday 22 May, the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) and the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust (Harbour Trust) hosted a Planning Information Day on the future of Middle Head. Mosman Planning attended an information session and also had the opportunity to take some photos .. read more

Council’s Submission on proposed ‘Australia Habitat and Taronga Wildlife Retreat’

Council has sent a submission to the Department of Planning and Environment indicating that it does not support the proposed ‘Australia Habitat and Taronga Wildlife Retreat.’  A State Significant Development Application for a proposed new habitat and eco-tourist facility at Taronga Zoo was on exhibition recently. Submissions closed on Monday 23 May 2016. Council has now .. read more

Heritage Amendments to Mosman LEP 2012

At the Council Meeting on 3 May 2016, Council resolved to make some amendments to Mosman Local Environmental Plan (LEP) 2012 in respect of Mosman’s heritage: To correct an error in the heritage listing of Item I291 ‘Group of Shops’ by removing this listing from 37 Spofforth Street, Mosman, and applying this listing to the .. read more

On May 11th, 2016, posted in: Heritage, Planning News, Planning Proposals by Tags: , ,

Mosman Planning Agreements Policy

At the Council Meeting on 3 May 2016, Council adopted the Mosman Planning Agreements Policy . This policy sets out the process for entering into a Planning Agreement with Council under section 93F of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, to ensure transparency, probity, certainty of roles and process. It applies to any and all requests .. read more

On May 11th, 2016, posted in: Planning controls, Planning News by

NSW Planning reforms will return in mid-2016

NSW Planning reforms will be brought back by the State Government for public comment and a bill brought to State Parliament from mid-2016 In 2016, the Government intends to amend the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (the EP&A Act), with a focus on the following areas: Community engagement:  establishing a new part of the Act that consolidates community .. read more

Exhibition – State Significant Development – Taronga Zoo

The development of a new Australian habitat exhibit and eco-tourist facility to be known as the ‘Australia Habitat and Taronga Wildlife Retreat’ is now on public exhibition. The proposal involves the removal of landscaping and construction of accommodation (58 rooms and 4 suites), kitchen and dining facilities with building extensions of between two to four storeys. The .. read more

On April 11th, 2016, posted in: Taronga Zoo by

Mosman Civic Centre Site

Council has investigated options to provide improved community and civic facilities on the Mosman Civic Centre site over recent years. This has included: Civic Centre Feasibility Study, 2011-2013, by CHROFI (part of Spit Junction Masterplan) Peer Review of Civic Centre Development Options, 2013, by CHROFI Civic Centre Needs Analysis, 2014, by HBO+EMTB Council Vision for .. read more

On April 8th, 2016, posted in: Civic Centre by

Emergence of the “Sharing Economy” – Inquiry into Airbnb

BACKGROUND In recent years, the growth of  key web and app-based sharing platforms such as Airbnb and Uber have emerged as the two key examples of a new “sharing economy” in which people can rent out houses, rooms, beds, cars, parking spaces and other assets directly from each other, co-ordinated by the internet. While the emergence of the sharing economy has .. read more