Category: Local Planning

On Exhibition: Draft Mosman Local Housing Strategy

Aug 17, 2020 by Kelly Lynch

At the Council Meeting held on 4 August 2020, Council considered a report on the need to prepare a draft local housing strategy for Mosman to provide a locally relevant response to meeting the growing demand for housing in Greater Sydney. Forecasts are that Greater Sydney’s population will increase from 4.7 million (in 2016) to 6.4 million people by 2036, with an additional 725,000 dwellings required to meet demand. Government advice is that while the impact of COVID-19 on NSW’s population and economy remains unclear, it is committed to a long-term vision for the housing market.

Requirement to prepare a local housing strategy

All NSW councils are required to prepare a local strategy that meets criteria set out in the NSW Government’s Greater Sydney Region Plan and district plans, outlining:

  • How housing growth is to be managed,
  • The right locations for additional housing supply,
  • Opportunities for alignment with investment in regional and district infrastructure, and
  • Delivery of housing supply targets.

If required, councils are then to submit updated local environmental plans (LEPs) to the NSW Government within three years of the finalisation of district plans, that is, by March 2021, or within two years for nominated accelerated councils (i.e. high growth areas). An updated LEP may, for example, identify land to be rezoned to provide for additional housing opportunities.

Housing Supply Targets

The Greater Sydney Commission has set housing supply targets for all Districts across Greater Sydney to accommodate future population growth. Mosman is located within the North District, along with Hornsby, Hunter’s Hill, Ku-ring-gai, Lane Cove, North Sydney, Northern Beaches, Ryde and Willoughby local government areas.

The North District’s housing supply target of 92,000 additional dwellings over 20 years is modest compared to many parts of Greater Sydney. Additional housing supply is anticipated to largely occur in areas close to employment centres, railway stations and in planned precincts with significant infrastructure investment, such as around Macquarie Park, Hornsby and St Leonards. Mosman is not an area earmarked by the NSW Government as being subject to a high level of growth and change, reflecting the geography, infrastructure capacity and constraints of the area.

On Exhibition: Draft Mosman Local Housing Strategy

The draft Mosman Local Housing Strategy sets out a clear plan for housing in Mosman over the next 20 years to meet anticipated demand. It considers the housing needs of Mosman’s current and future population, the right locations for additional housing to meet anticipated demand, and the delivery of housing supply targets. The draft Strategy is on public exhibition from 17 August until 27 September 2020. Enquiries to Council’s Urban Planning team on 9978 4058.

Mosman’s Archaeological Sites: Public Exhibition

Nov 18, 2015 by Kelly Lynch

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 since changed, necessitating a review of sites and their inclusion in the LEP.

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Public Exhibition: Heritage Item I291

Sep 9, 2015 by Kelly Lynch

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. This property has been listed as a heritage item since 2001. However, it is now evident that there is an error in this heritage listing, and that the address should be that of the adjoining property 37A Spofforth Street (Lot 3, Sec B, DP 2365 and Lot 1 DP 937493).

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Civic Centre Update

Sep 2, 2015 by Kelly Lynch

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.

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Mosman Civic Centre Vision: Update

May 22, 2015 by Kelly Lynch

During February-March 2015, Council sought community feedback on its vision to build new civic and community facilities on the Civic Centre site at Spit Junction to meet the needs of the Mosman community. A range of opinions were voiced concerning the need for new facilities, the scale of development, the impact that development would have on local residents and businesses (such as from traffic), and how development would be funded.

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