Planning News

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

DCP Amendments and New Contributions Plan adopted

Amendments to Mosman Development Control Plans (DCPs) and a new Contributions Plan have been adopted by Council at its meeting on 5 June 2018. Amended Mosman DCPs Development Control Plans (DCPs) are plans adopted by Council to support the Mosman Local Environmental Plan 2012 and provide more detailed planning and design guidelines. The DCPs apply .. read more

Local Character Symposium – how can we enhance local character?

Last Wednesday the NSW Department of Planning and Environment held a well attended Local Character Symposium that explored local character in the state. The full day of programming included an address by the Minister for Planning the Hon. Anthony Roberts, a keynote speech by urban planner and designer Peter Bishop, and a range of panel .. read more

On June 6th, 2018, posted in: Architecture, Placemaking, Planning News by

Placemaking and Cityshaping – thought provoking ideas

Last week Active Living NSW held the 2018 FitNSW conference titled Placemakers and Cityshapers: the pathway to active and healthy communities. This was an incredibly well-attended conference with health professionals, planners, designers, architects and transport professionals from local government, State government and the private sector listening to ways collaboration and innovation can create more walkable .. read more

On March 20th, 2018, posted in: Placemaking, Planning News by

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

Amendment to Mosman’s LEP and DCPs

An amendment to Mosman Local Environmental Plan 2012 (MLEP 2012) was published on the NSW Legislation website on Friday 9 February 2018. As a result of this, MLEP 2012 is amended to: 1. Remove archaeological heritage items A484, A485 and A488 from schedule 5, part 3 2. Include a new heritage item I483 in schedule .. read more

On February 15th, 2018, posted in: Heritage, 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