Planning News

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

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