Planning News

Mosman Heritage Fund updated and Military Road to be targeted in promotion campaign

Heritage Fund Council Report  Mosman Council recently resolved to adopt changes to the Mosman Heritage Fund. The changes seek to utilise the fund to improve the historic character of the Military Road Heritage Conservation Area (HCA). The Heritage Fund is a Council operated initiative that provides dollar for dollar grants for property owners undertaking works .. read more

On May 17th, 2019, posted in: Heritage, Planning News by

Council secures extension to Housing Code exclusion

Council has secured a further three year exclusion from the Housing Code of the State Environmental Planning Policy (Exempt and Complying Development Codes) 2008 for Mosman’s foreshore slopes. The exclusion applies to properties within Mosman’s Scenic Protection Area, that is land below the 60m contour, and comes following extensive campaigning by Council of the NSW Government. .. read more

On November 27th, 2018, posted in: Planning controls, Planning News, Scenic Protection Area by

Population projections inform planning in Mosman

Projections of future population are essential in strategic planning, informing land use planning and the provision of infrastructure and services required to meet future needs. Population projections provided by the NSW Department of Planning and Environment are based on assumptions that take into account trends for births, deaths and migration. These can change due to .. read more

On September 27th, 2018, posted in: Planning News by

Mosman is on track to meet its housing target

Recently the SMH (12 August, 2018) ran a story about where Sydney’s building approvals are overshooting their housing targets. In the list of 33 metropolitan councils Mosman was last on the table. Under the Greater Sydney Commission’s North District Plan five year housing supply targets are identified for the period 2016-2021. Mosman’s target is 300 .. read more

On August 21st, 2018, posted in: Greater Sydney Commission, Planning News by Tags: ,

New Development Application Form and Guide

From 10 August 2018 Mosman Council has a new Development Application Form. The form is an interactive PDF that allows people to type details directly into the form. The form is to be used for Development Applications, Review Applications and Modification Applications and replaces the three separate forms that were previously used for these application types. A new .. read more

On August 20th, 2018, posted in: Planning News by

Is Mosman denser than we think? A look into Mosman’s population density

Mosman Council’s Urban Planning team have been busy crunching numbers to better understand the population density of Mosman. Population density is a common measurement used by planners and geographers to understand how and where populations are distributed. It is used by urban planners to analyse the demand for services, utilities, infrastructure and housing in an .. read more

On August 7th, 2018, posted in: Data, Planning News by

Beaches Link and Western Harbour Tunnel – Project Update

 Recently released NSW Government reports on the Beaches Link and Western Harbour tunnel reveal new information on the projects including details on the proposed design and construction of the tunnels, air quality and emission controls and the forecasted schedule for the works. Project Details The Beaches Link Tunnel is slated to be an 11km tunnel .. read more

On July 27th, 2018, posted in: Planning News by

Mosman granted 12-month reprieve from Medium Density Code

Mosman Council has been successful in its bid to halt the introduction of the State Government’s Low Rise Medium Density Housing Code, which commenced throughout many areas of NSW on 6 July 2018. The Code would have permitted one and two storey dual occupancies, terrace housing and manor houses (blocks of three or four flats) .. read more

On July 10th, 2018, posted in: Complying development, Planning News by

Developing local planning narratives

Last Thursday, urban planners from councils across Sydney attended a workshop run jointly by the NSW Department of Planning and Environment and the Greater Sydney Commission on preparing local strategic planning statements, to help implement the new Greater Sydney Region Plan, A Metropolis of Three Cities, and district plans. A local strategic planning statement is .. read more

On July 9th, 2018, posted in: Greater Sydney Commission, Planning News by

Connecting local planning with bigger picture strategies

How will metropolitan and district strategic plans be implemented at the local level? This is a question currently being addressed by local councils, the Greater Sydney Commission and the NSW Department of Planning and Environment through a series of working group meetings across Sydney over the next few months. The release of the Metropolitan Plan .. read more

On June 29th, 2018, posted in: Greater Sydney Commission, Planning News by