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Design Awards beneficial for Architects and owners!

Nominations are currently open for the 2015 Mosman Design Awards and Council encourages architects and owners to nominate for these prestigious awards. The Awards, which started in 2007, recognise and celebrate outstanding contributions to Mosman’s built environment. They continue to provide opportunities for architects, builders and owners to exhibit achievements. Further benefits of nominating include .. read more

On November 27th, 2014, posted in: Architecture, Mosman Design Awards by Tags: ,

10/50 Rule Review

Since 1 August this year new legislation has been in place that allows property owners to remove trees and vegetation from around their homes without consent to protect them from bushfire risk. Known as the 10/50 Rule this entitlement has resulted in the loss of many significant trees in Mosman. Of the more than 100 .. read more

On November 13th, 2014, posted in: Uncategorized by Tags:

Harry Seidler’s Iconic Mosman House

Many of us are familiar with Parriwi Road in Mosman but how many of us know about The Igloo House? This house (pictured above), known more formally as the George Williamson House, was designed by famous Architect Harry Seidler in 1951. The house which is located on the eastern side of Parriwi Rd is known .. read more

On November 13th, 2014, posted in: Architecture, Heritage by Tags: , 2 Comment

Proposed changes to SEPP 65 – Design Quality of Residential Flat Development

The State government has announced draft changes to SEPP 65 and the associated guidelines known as the Residential Flat Design Code. The draft documents are currently on exhibition for public comment until 31 October 2014. SEPP 65 applies to residential flat buildings of three or more storeys that would contain at least four or more .. read more

On October 10th, 2014, posted in: Planning News by

The latest planning decisions by Council

At its meeting on 2 September Council made decisions on two planning matters – Planning Agreements, and an important amendment to Mosman Local Environmental Plan (LEP) 2012. Planning Agreements: A Planning Agreement is a voluntary arrangement between Council and (usually) a developer, under which the Council obtains a contribution for a public purpose. A public .. read more

On September 15th, 2014, posted in: LEP2012, Planning Proposals by Tags:

What will be Council’s future needs for facilities at its Spit Junction site?

In June 2014, architectural consultants HBO+EMTB were engaged by Council to undertake an analysis of Council’s needs for its site at Spit Junction. As part of this project, the consultants are considering: the existing and future demand for community facilities and services at the site; whether the current building stock on the site can adequately .. read more

New ePlanning tools released

The NSW Department of Planning and Environment has recently released a number of new ePlanning tools designed to make the planning system easier to navigate and understand. The new ePlanning tools include the following: Planning Viewer The Planning Viewer shows the planning rules that apply to properties in NSW where a standard Local Environmental Plan .. read more

On August 26th, 2014, posted in: Planning News by Tags:

Update on the Spit Junction Masterplan – June 2014

The Spit Junction Masterplan was reported to the Council Meeting on 3 June 2014. The report (EP/18) addressed concerns raised by Councillors, considered the public submissions received, and made some recommendations about the future direction of the Masterplan. At the meeting, Council did not adopt the recommendations in the report and instead resolved that: 1. .. read more

Public Exhibition of LEP and DCP Amendments

Mosman’s planning controls will be strengthened with changes proposed to Mosman Local Environmental Plan 2012 and Mosman Residential Development Control Plan 2012. For over 20 years, planning controls establishing a maximum wall height, maximum number of storeys and minimum landscaped area for residential development have applied in Mosman. These controls are fundamental in achieving the .. read more

On June 12th, 2014, posted in: Planning controls, Uncategorized by

Photographic Survey completed for Glover & Nathan’s Estates Conservation Area

A Photographic Survey for the Glover and Nathan’s Estates Heritage Conservation Area (HCA) has been completed. This survey includes photographs of all properties within the HCA (see below map) which includes parts of Belmont Rd, Glover St, Cabramatta Rd, Bardwell Rd and part of Cowles Rd in the western part of the Mosman LGA. The photographic survey provides .. read more

On June 12th, 2014, posted in: Heritage, Planning News by Tags: , ,