Category: Planning News

Review of the Planning Act

Jun 9, 2016 by Gibran Khouri

The State Government is undertaking a review of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act.  This marks a renewed attempt by the Government to make amendments to the Act when in 2012/13 an extensive review and consultation process was undertaken. 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 partly due to sustained community objection to a number of reforms, including the proposed introduction of what was called “code assessable development”. This current review will revisit some of the areas for reform that had community and stakeholder support but not areas that were significantly objected to.

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Mosman Planning Agreements Policy

May 11, 2016 by Kelly Lynch

At the Council Meeting on 3 May 2016, Council adopted the Mosman Planning Agreements Policy . This policy sets out the process for entering into a Planning Agreement with Council under section 93F of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, to ensure transparency, probity, certainty of roles and process. It applies to any and all requests made by Developers to enter into a Planning Agreement with Council, and to all Planning Agreements entered into in Mosman.

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Exhibition – State Significant Development – Taronga Zoo

Apr 11, 2016 by Gibran Khouri

The development of a new Australian habitat exhibit and eco-tourist facility to be known as the ‘Australia Habitat and Taronga Wildlife Retreat’ is now on public exhibition. The proposal involves the removal of landscaping and construction of accommodation (58 rooms and 4 suites), kitchen and dining facilities with building extensions of between two to four storeys. The proposal is on exhibition until 23 May 2016.

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