Planning News

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: ,

2016 Census Data Released

What happened to the Census data you provided last year? In late June, the Australian Bureau of Statistics released their first batch of data from the 2016 Census. The ABS will release further data from the census throughout the second half of 2017. Why is the Census Important? The data gathered in the Census is .. read more

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

B-Line Proposed Stop at Spit Junction

Transport for NSW have placed the Review of Environmental Factors for the proposed B-Line works in Mosman, Cremorne and Neutral Bay on exhibition. Written submissions about the proposed works and the REF findings are invited during the public display period and should be received by 5pm on Wednesday 1 February 2017. Information sessions will be .. read more

On December 5th, 2016, posted in: B-Line, Planning News by Tags: , 2 Comment

Draft North District Plan on Exhibition

The Greater Sydney Commission (GSC) is a new agency created by the State Government. The GSC are responsible for implementing the State’s metropolitan plan, A Plan for Growing Sydney and developing District Plans for Sydney’s six districts. Mosman is located within the North district. A draft North District Plan, developed by the GSC, is now on .. 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

Draft North District Plan on exhibition soon

Draft District Plans being prepared The Greater Sydney Commission (GSC) is currently preparing district plans for Sydney.  The district plans will set out how the NSW Government’s metropolitan plan, A Plan for Growing Sydney, will apply to local areas, and will: Influence the delivery of housing supply Inform and influence the planning for business activity .. read more

On August 18th, 2016, posted in: Planning News by Tags: ,