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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

Government plans to allow medium density housing without Council approval

The State government released a Discussion Paper late last year on a proposal to expand the types of development that could be done without development consent. This development, known as complying development, would include dual occupancies and medium density housing which the Department of Planning and Environment defines as manor homes and townhouses. Manor homes .. read more

On February 25th, 2016, posted in: Planning News by

Draft Mosman Planning Agreements Policy

The public exhibition of the draft Mosman Planning Agreements Policy has now closed. The draft Mosman Planning Agreements Policy sets out the process for entering into a Planning Agreement with Council under section 93F of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (the Act), to ensure transparency, probity, certainty of roles and process. A Planning Agreement .. read more

On February 10th, 2016, posted in: Uncategorized by

What’s Happening in Urban Planning? June 2016

The June edition of “What’s on in Urban Planning” is out, providing an update on the latest occurring in Mosman against a backdrop of major State Government reforms and infrastructure projects. Find out more about Urban Planning in Mosman in the June 2016 edition of our newsletter: What’s Happening in Urban Planning?  June 2016

On February 9th, 2016, posted in: Planning News by

Bushland Sites Rezoning – Public Exhibition

Council is proposing to amend the Mosman Local Environmental Plan 2012 (the LEP) to rezone 16 bushland sites from RE1 – Public Recreation to E2 – Environmental Conservation. The sites proposed to be rezoned were part of a thorough review and assessment of bushland sites in Mosman that was undertaken between January 2014 and May .. read more

Mosman’s Archaeological Sites: Public Exhibition

Former tram infrastructure, wharves, quarries and other relics of early European settlement in Mosman during the 1800s and early 1900s are protected by heritage provisions in Mosman Local Environmental Plan 2012 (the LEP). There are currently 16 archaeological sites listed in the LEP, based on research undertaken during the mid-1990s. Requirements for heritage listing have .. read more

On November 18th, 2015, posted in: Heritage, Planning Proposals by

Protecting Mosman’s foreshore slopes

The potential change in the planning landscape for residential development on our foreshore slopes continues to loom large on the horizon. The deadline of 30 November 2015 is fast approaching and there is still no news from the State government about any future change. Here’s a quick summary of what this is about: The current .. read more

On September 29th, 2015, posted in: Planning News by

Urban Planning Committee Established

On 4 August 2015 Council resolved to establish the Urban Planning Committee, and on 8 September 2015 Council adopted a Charter to guide the activities of this Committee. The Urban Planning Committee will provide advice to Council about significant planning matters in Mosman. These matters are: Drafting a guidance document for Mosman which articulates the .. read more

On September 22nd, 2015, posted in: Planning News by

Public Exhibition: Heritage Item I291

An amendment to Mosman Local Environmental Plan 2012 (MLEP 2012) is proposed to correct an error in the heritage listing of Item I291 ‘Group of Shops’. Currently, 37 Spofforth Street (Lot 2, Sec B, DP 2365) is identified in MLEP 2012 as a heritage item – Item I291 ‘Group of Shops’ of local heritage significance. .. read more

On September 9th, 2015, posted in: Heritage, Planning Proposals by

Civic Centre Update

Architectural consultants Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp (FJMT) have been appointed to undertake the next stage of work investigating redevelopment of the Mosman Civic Centre Site to provide improved civic and community facilities. As you may recall, a Needs Analysis undertaken last year established the need for improved civic and community facilities on the Site to meet .. read more

On September 2nd, 2015, posted in: Civic Centre by