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Exhibition – Vision for Mosman Civic Centre Site

  Council’s vision for the future of the Mosman Civic Centre site is on exhibition now until 18 March 2015. We’d like to know what you think… The vision is to build new community facilities on the site, such as a contemporary high quality library, purpose-built art gallery, multi-purpose community spaces for youth and seniors, customer friendly .. read more

On February 4th, 2015, posted in: Civic Centre, Planning News by

2014 – Looking backwards and forwards

2014 saw planning take a back seat at the State level after the Government’s planning reforms stalled in the Upper House. At council we turned our attention to concentrating on local issues. Needless to say there were still changes happening at the State level that needed a local response to such as the much maligned .. read more

On December 23rd, 2014, posted in: Planning News, Uncategorized by

Update on Mosman Civic Centre Needs Analyis

The Needs Analysis for Mosman’s Civic Centre has been completed. A report (EP/63) was presented to Council on 2 December discussing the Needs Analysis and the next steps in the process. At that meeting Council resolved to place on public exhibition concepts for Mosman’s Civic Centre site that: Provide improved facilities for the Mosman community, .. read more

On December 16th, 2014, posted in: Current Projects, Planning News by Tags: , ,

Mosman LEP and Residential DCP Amended

On 12 December 2014, amendments to Mosman LEP 2012 and Residential DCP came into effect. These include: New and amended objectives for the R2 Low Density Residential zone, clause 4.3 Height of buildings and clause 4.4 Floor space ratio in the LEP; and New local clauses 4.3A and 6.6 in the LEP for maximum wall .. read more

On December 12th, 2014, posted in: Planning controls, Planning News, Planning Proposals by

Photographic Survey for Lower Boyle St Conservation Area

A photographic survey for the Lower Boyle Street Heritage Conservation Area (HCA) has been completed. This survey includes photographs of all properties within the HCA (see below map) which includes part of Lower Boyle St, part of Harnett Park and two heritage items facing Mosman Bay – the Mosman Amateur Sailing Club and the Mosman Rowers Club. .. read more

On December 1st, 2014, posted in: Heritage, Planning News by Tags: ,

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: