Planning Reforms

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

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

Overview of all Planning Reforms on Exhibition

The State Government are currently undertaking a range of reforms to the planning system. Some key elements of the current reform program include: Delivery of a new metropolitan strategy and district plan through the Greater Sydney Commission Proposed standard DCP format for all Councils across NSW Proposed 5 year housing target for Mosman of 300 dwellings Proposed .. read more

NSW Planning Reforms – Draft Amendments now on Exhibition

Background to Review of EP&A Act  In 2012/13, the State Government underwent an extensive review of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (EP&A Act). This included a Green Paper in 2012, a White Paper in 2013 followed by a Planning Bill 2013 – Exposure Draft presented to Parliament. The Bill failed to become legislation .. read more

Draft North District Plan on Exhibition

The Greater Sydney Commission (GSC) is a new agency created by the State Government. The GSC are responsible for implementing the State’s metropolitan plan, A Plan for Growing Sydney and developing District Plans for Sydney’s six districts. Mosman is located within the North district. A draft North District Plan, developed by the GSC, is now on .. read more

Draft Plans on Exhibition – Late October Update

A number of draft plans are on exhibition or about to go on exhibition. These plans have potential impacts on Mosman. Draft Mosman Section 94A Development Contributions Plan 2016 – Exhibition period closes Friday 21 October 2016 Future of Middle Head – Early Feedback and Future Consultation – A draft management plan for Middle Head is currently being prepared by the .. read more

Draft Changes to Housing Code on Exhibition. Have your Say

Today, the Department of Planning and Environment announced draft changes to the Housing Code. This will be on Exhibition until August 12 2016. Mosman Planning will be reviewing the material and will provide feedback in due course. Click Here for more information

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

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

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