Planning controls

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 The SEPP has repealed tree ..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

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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

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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: ,

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 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