Planning controls

Mosman’s New Local Planning Panel

On Thursday 1 March 2018 the NSW Government enacted changes to the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 that were passed by Parliament in November 2017. As a result of the changes the Mosman Development Assessment Panel (MDAP) will be replaced by the new Mosman Local Planning Panel (MLPP). The first meeting of the MLPP .. read more

On March 19th, 2018, posted in: New Planning System, Planning controls, Planning News by

Council’s Submission on a proposed State policy for the Environment

Mosman Council’s Urban Planning team recently submitted feedback to the NSW Department of Planning and Environment regarding a proposed Environment State Environmental Planning Policy (SEPP). The Department has released an Explanation of Intended Effect for the proposed Environment SEPP, which explains that it seeks to consolidate, centralise and update seven existing planning policies, to remove .. read more

On February 22nd, 2018, posted in: Planning controls, Planning News by

Meeting about planning changes

A community information session on NSW Government-mandated changes to independent planning panels will be held at Council Chambers, Mosman Civic Centre, on Wednesday 7 February 2018 at 6:30pm. These changes will affect the operation of Mosman Council’s successful Mosman Development Assessment Panel (MDAP) which makes decision on the outcomes of development applications. The changes are .. read more

On February 2nd, 2018, posted in: Planning controls, Planning News by

State policies on exhibition

The Urban Planning team at Mosman Council undertakes a range of projects, including consideration of policies and strategies proposed by the State Government and how these may affect current and future generations in Mosman, and the wider community. The NSW Department of Planning and Environment has a number of draft policies and reforms on public .. read more

On February 2nd, 2018, posted in: Planning controls, Planning News by

EP&A Act changes to commence 1 March 2018

The NSW Government has announced that the changes to the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 – passed by Parliament in November last year – will commence on Thursday 1 March 2018. Alison Frame, Deputy Secretary, Planning Policy, Strategy & Governance for the NSW Department of Planning and Environment, advised in a recent news update: .. read more

On January 25th, 2018, posted in: New Planning System, Planning controls, Planning News by

Codes SEPP – Housing Code Changes

On 22 September 2017, amendments were made to the NSW Government’s new simplified Housing Code to clarify the provisions for gross floor area and landscaped area – reverting these provisions to those that applied under the previous General Housing Code. A two-year transitional period for the previous General Housing Code has also been introduced. The Housing .. read more

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

Education and Child Care SEPP

On 1 September 2017, the NSW Government’s new State Environmental Planning Policy (Educational Establishments and Child Care Facilities) 2017 commenced. The SEPP aims to make it easier for child-care providers, schools, TAFEs and universities to build new and improve existing facilities throughout NSW, by streamlining approval processes and applying standard design quality principles and controls to land, overriding local zoning .. read more

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

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

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: ,