Planning News

2014 – Looking backwards and forwards

2014 saw planning take a back seat at the State level after the Government’s planning reforms stalled in the Upper House. At council we turned our attention to concentrating on local issues. Needless to say there were still changes happening at the State level that needed a local response to such as the much maligned .. read more

On December 23rd, 2014, posted in: Planning News, Uncategorized by

Update on Mosman Civic Centre Needs Analyis

The Needs Analysis for Mosman’s Civic Centre has been completed. A report (EP/63) was presented to Council on 2 December discussing the Needs Analysis and the next steps in the process. At that meeting Council resolved to place on public exhibition concepts for Mosman’s Civic Centre site that: Provide improved facilities for the Mosman community, .. read more

On December 16th, 2014, posted in: Current Projects, Planning News by Tags: , ,

Mosman LEP and Residential DCP Amended

On 12 December 2014, amendments to Mosman LEP 2012 and Residential DCP came into effect. These include: New and amended objectives for the R2 Low Density Residential zone, clause 4.3 Height of buildings and clause 4.4 Floor space ratio in the LEP; and New local clauses 4.3A and 6.6 in the LEP for maximum wall .. read more

On December 12th, 2014, posted in: Planning controls, Planning News, Planning Proposals by

Photographic Survey for Lower Boyle St Conservation Area

A photographic survey for the Lower Boyle Street Heritage Conservation Area (HCA) has been completed. This survey includes photographs of all properties within the HCA (see below map) which includes part of Lower Boyle St, part of Harnett Park and two heritage items facing Mosman Bay – the Mosman Amateur Sailing Club and the Mosman Rowers Club. .. read more

On December 1st, 2014, posted in: Heritage, Planning News by Tags: ,

Proposed changes to SEPP 65 – Design Quality of Residential Flat Development

The State government has announced draft changes to SEPP 65 and the associated guidelines known as the Residential Flat Design Code. The draft documents are currently on exhibition for public comment until 31 October 2014. SEPP 65 applies to residential flat buildings of three or more storeys that would contain at least four or more .. read more

On October 10th, 2014, posted in: Planning News by

What will be Council’s future needs for facilities at its Spit Junction site?

In June 2014, architectural consultants HBO+EMTB were engaged by Council to undertake an analysis of Council’s needs for its site at Spit Junction. As part of this project, the consultants are considering: the existing and future demand for community facilities and services at the site; whether the current building stock on the site can adequately .. read more

New ePlanning tools released

The NSW Department of Planning and Environment has recently released a number of new ePlanning tools designed to make the planning system easier to navigate and understand. The new ePlanning tools include the following: Planning Viewer The Planning Viewer shows the planning rules that apply to properties in NSW where a standard Local Environmental Plan .. read more

On August 26th, 2014, posted in: Planning News by Tags:

Update on the Spit Junction Masterplan – June 2014

The Spit Junction Masterplan was reported to the Council Meeting on 3 June 2014. The report (EP/18) addressed concerns raised by Councillors, considered the public submissions received, and made some recommendations about the future direction of the Masterplan. At the meeting, Council did not adopt the recommendations in the report and instead resolved that: 1. .. read more

Photographic Survey completed for Glover & Nathan’s Estates Conservation Area

A Photographic Survey for the Glover and Nathan’s Estates Heritage Conservation Area (HCA) has been completed. This survey includes photographs of all properties within the HCA (see below map) which includes parts of Belmont Rd, Glover St, Cabramatta Rd, Bardwell Rd and part of Cowles Rd in the western part of the Mosman LGA. The photographic survey provides .. read more

On June 12th, 2014, posted in: Heritage, Planning News by Tags: , ,

What’s happening with the Spit Junction Masterplan?

Background The Spit Junction Masterplan and subsequent review by CHROFI Architects for the Mosman Civic Centre site were publicly exhibited from 3 October to 3 December 2013. A public meeting was also held on 25 November 2013 attended by 28 people. During the public exhibition 29 submissions were received from a wide range of stakeholders. An overview .. read more