Planning News

Western Harbour Tunnel-Beaches Link: Scoping Reports

On the 30th October 2017 the State Government released scoping reports for two major road infrastructure projects in Sydney’s North; Beaches Link and Gore Hill Freeway Connection, and Western Harbour Tunnel and Warringah Freeway Upgrade. The scoping reports form part of a project feasibility assessment and detail need for the proposals, project overviews, consultation and .. read more

On November 16th, 2017, posted in: Planning News by

Revised Draft North District Plan

The Greater Sydney Commission has now also released revised draft district plans for each of the five districts within the Greater Sydney Region (revised down from six in the earlier drafts exhibited in late 2016) for public comment until 15 December 2017, including the Revised Draft North District Plan applicable to Mosman, along with the local .. read more

On November 13th, 2017, posted in: Greater Sydney Commission, Planning News by

Draft Greater Sydney Region Plan + Transport Strategy released for public comment

On 22 October 2017, two important planning documents for Sydney’s future were released for public comment: Our Greater Sydney 2056– A Metropolis of Three Cities (draft Greater Sydney Region Plan) Draft Future Transport 2056 strategy (draft Future Transport Strategy) The draft Greater Sydney Region Plan supports the vision for a metropolis of three cities – Eastern, .. read more

On October 23rd, 2017, posted in: Greater Sydney Commission, Planning News by

B-Line Mosman: The Latest

Works are underway at a number of locations throughout Mosman to facilitate the NSW Government’s new B-Line rapid bus service between the Northern Beaches and the Sydney CBD. At Spit Junction, the old cinema has been demolished, the western end of Clifford Street has been closed, and an indented bus bay off Spit Road and pedestrian plaza is now .. read more

On October 10th, 2017, posted in: B-Line, Planning News by

Codes SEPP – Housing Code Changes

On 22 September 2017, amendments were made to the NSW Government’s new simplified Housing Code to clarify the provisions for gross floor area and landscaped area – reverting these provisions to those that applied under the previous General Housing Code. A two-year transitional period for the previous General Housing Code has also been introduced. The Housing .. read more

On October 10th, 2017, posted in: Planning controls, Planning News by

Education and Child Care SEPP

On 1 September 2017, the NSW Government’s new State Environmental Planning Policy (Educational Establishments and Child Care Facilities) 2017 commenced. The SEPP aims to make it easier for child-care providers, schools, TAFEs and universities to build new and improve existing facilities throughout NSW, by streamlining approval processes and applying standard design quality principles and controls to land, overriding local zoning .. read more

On October 10th, 2017, posted in: Planning controls, Planning News by

Biodiversity Reforms and new Vegetation SEPP

The NSW Government has recently introduced a new suite of  Land Management and Biodiversity Conservation reforms which create a framework for the regulation of native vegetation clearing in NSW. A component of the reforms is a new State Environmental Planning Policy (Vegetation in Non-Rural Areas) 2017 applying throughout metropolitan Sydney from 25 August 2017. The SEPP has repealed tree .. read more

On October 10th, 2017, posted in: Planning controls, Planning News, Uncategorized by

EP&A Regulation Review

The NSW Department of Planning and Environment has commenced a review of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000 (the Regulation), and is welcoming feedback on a Review Issues Paper until 24 November 2017. This Regulation supports the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (the Act) which provides the overarching framework for the NSW planning system, .. read more

On October 10th, 2017, posted in: Planning controls, Planning News by

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