Planning News

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

Survey results gives insight into new households

There are a number of new residential and mixed-use developments that have been constructed in recent years around Mosman. We know what the outside of these developments look like but who is moving into them? Do these new households contain younger families or older couples? Are there more people renting than those that own? What .. read more

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

NSW Planning reforms – An update

The new planning system is now on hold until next year (2014). After two and a half years of public consultation the Planning Bill 2013 (Planning Bill) and Planning Administration Bill 2013 (Planning Administration Bill) were introduced into the NSW Parliament in mid-October 2013. The Bills passed the Lower House on Wednesday 30 October 2013 and .. read more

On December 10th, 2013, posted in: New Planning System, Planning News by Tags: ,

Government announces changes to Planning reforms

On Thursday 19 September 2013 the Minister for Planning and Infrastructure announced changes to the proposed planning reforms after listening to concerns from the community and local councils. Brad Hazzard, Minister for Planning & Infrastructure Amongst the changes the State Government is now implementing are: • Allowing councils to modify the State-wide codes to better .. read more

On September 20th, 2013, posted in: New Planning System, Planning News by Tags: , ,

Council responds to Planning White Paper and draft Metro Strategy

The Mosman Council Urban Planning team has been busy reviewing and preparing submissions on the draft Sydney Metropolitan Strategy and Planning White Paper.  In March 2013 the NSW State Government released the draft Metropolitan Strategy for Sydney to 2031. This document sets out the State Government’s vision for Sydney by providing a framework for housing development .. read more

On July 3rd, 2013, posted in: New Planning System, Planning News by

Mosman Design Awards Correction

                  Mosman Council recognises that the winner of 2013 Mosman Design Awards Peoples’ Choice and Excellence in the Built Environment at 85-87 Bay Street was co-authored by architects Michael MacCormick and Shahe Simonian.

On June 25th, 2013, posted in: Mosman Design Awards, Planning News by