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Biodiversity Reforms and new Vegetation SEPP

The NSW Government has recently introduced a new suite of  Land Management and Biodiversity Conservation reforms which create a framework for the regulation of native vegetation clearing in NSW. A component of the reforms is a new State Environmental Planning Policy (Vegetation in Non-Rural Areas) 2017 applying throughout metropolitan Sydney from 25 August 2017. The SEPP has repealed tree .. read more

On October 10th, 2017, posted in: Planning controls, Planning News, Uncategorized by

EP&A Regulation Review

The NSW Department of Planning and Environment has commenced a review of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000 (the Regulation), and is welcoming feedback on a Review Issues Paper until 24 November 2017. This Regulation supports the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (the Act) which provides the overarching framework for the NSW planning system, .. read more

On October 10th, 2017, posted in: Planning controls, Planning News by

Public exhibition – Archaeological sites

Council is proposing to amend Mosman Local Environmental Plan 2012 to delete the listing of three archaeological heritage items – A484, A485 and A488 – based on a heritage review of the sites. The items are a former tram terminus in Avenue Road, and former quarries in Avenue Road, and between Harnett Avenue and Royalist .. read more

On August 31st, 2017, posted in: Heritage by

Future of Short Term Letting in NSW – why you need to have your say before October 31

Since late 2015 the number of short term holiday rentals listed in Mosman (such as Stayz and Airbnb) increased from 200 to over 430. Council continues to receive enquiries from Mosman residents and property owners on this issue, with concerns about amenity impacts as well as questions about permissibility. What is happening right now? The Department .. read more

Planning panels legislation

Last week the NSW Parliament passed legislation that would amend the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act to remove the role of Councillors from determining development applications, among other things, under Part 4 of the Act. These functions will be required to be undertaken by an independent panel of experts called a local planning panel. In .. read more

On August 18th, 2017, posted in: New Planning System, Planning News by Tags: ,

2016 Census Data Released

What happened to the Census data you provided last year? In late June, the Australian Bureau of Statistics released their first batch of data from the 2016 Census. The ABS will release further data from the census throughout the second half of 2017. Why is the Census Important? The data gathered in the Census is .. read more

Housing Capacity Model

Why do we need to establish our housing capacity? Council staff recently did some research to work out what capacity exists within our existing planning controls for additional dwellings. The Greater Sydney Commission has a five year housing supply forecast for Mosman of 300 dwellings by mid-2021. By working out how much housing capacity exists .. read more

On July 10th, 2017, posted in: Greater Sydney Commission by Tags: ,

Recent Submissions on State Government Policy

What has happened so far? The State Government are currently undertaking a range of reforms to the planning system. Read submissions on draft planning changes Council Submissions have been forwarded to the Department of Planning and Environment/Greater Sydney Commission on a range of issues. You can view the submissions via the links in the list .. read more

Apply now for Heritage Assistance Fund

Apply now for the Heritage Assistance  Fund Heritage Fund applications for the 2016/17 financial year are still open. Council can offer small dollar for dollar grants of up to $3000 per Heritage Item and up to $1000 for properties located within a Heritage Conservation Area under the Mosman Local Environmental Plan 2012. If you are .. read more

On April 7th, 2017, posted in: Heritage by Tags:

Proposed planning changes for schools and child care centres

The State government has proposed changes to the planning framework affecting schools and child care centres. A draft State Environmental Planning Policy has been prepared and is currently on exhibition for public comment until April 7. Mosman residents are being encouraged to have their say on draft changes which will give government and non-government schools .. read more