New Planning System

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

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

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

NSW Planning reforms – An update

The new planning system is now on hold until next year (2014). After two and a half years of public consultation the Planning Bill 2013 (Planning Bill) and Planning Administration Bill 2013 (Planning Administration Bill) were introduced into the NSW Parliament in mid-October 2013. The Bills passed the Lower House on Wednesday 30 October 2013 and .. read more

On December 10th, 2013, posted in: New Planning System, Planning News by Tags: ,

Government announces changes to Planning reforms

On Thursday 19 September 2013 the Minister for Planning and Infrastructure announced changes to the proposed planning reforms after listening to concerns from the community and local councils. Brad Hazzard, Minister for Planning & Infrastructure Amongst the changes the State Government is now implementing are: • Allowing councils to modify the State-wide codes to better .. read more

On September 20th, 2013, posted in: New Planning System, Planning News by Tags: , ,

Council responds to Planning White Paper and draft Metro Strategy

The Mosman Council Urban Planning team has been busy reviewing and preparing submissions on the draft Sydney Metropolitan Strategy and Planning White Paper.  In March 2013 the NSW State Government released the draft Metropolitan Strategy for Sydney to 2031. This document sets out the State Government’s vision for Sydney by providing a framework for housing development .. read more

On July 3rd, 2013, posted in: New Planning System, Planning News by