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Emergence of the “Sharing Economy” – Inquiry into Airbnb

BACKGROUND In recent years, the growth of  key web and app-based sharing platforms such as Airbnb and Uber have emerged as the two key examples of a new “sharing economy” in which people can rent out houses, rooms, beds, cars, parking spaces and other assets directly from each other, co-ordinated by the internet. While the emergence of the sharing economy has .. read more

Government plans to allow medium density housing without Council approval

The State government released a Discussion Paper late last year on a proposal to expand the types of development that could be done without development consent. This development, known as complying development, would include dual occupancies and medium density housing which the Department of Planning and Environment defines as manor homes and townhouses. Manor homes .. read more

On February 25th, 2016, posted in: Planning News by

What’s Happening in Urban Planning? June 2016

The June edition of “What’s on in Urban Planning” is out, providing an update on the latest occurring in Mosman against a backdrop of major State Government reforms and infrastructure projects. Find out more about Urban Planning in Mosman in the June 2016 edition of our newsletter: What’s Happening in Urban Planning?  June 2016

On February 9th, 2016, posted in: Planning News by

Protecting Mosman’s foreshore slopes

The potential change in the planning landscape for residential development on our foreshore slopes continues to loom large on the horizon. The deadline of 30 November 2015 is fast approaching and there is still no news from the State government about any future change. Here’s a quick summary of what this is about: The current .. read more

On September 29th, 2015, posted in: Planning News by

Urban Planning Committee Established

On 4 August 2015 Council resolved to establish the Urban Planning Committee, and on 8 September 2015 Council adopted a Charter to guide the activities of this Committee. The Urban Planning Committee will provide advice to Council about significant planning matters in Mosman. These matters are: Drafting a guidance document for Mosman which articulates the .. read more

On September 22nd, 2015, posted in: Planning News by

And the winners are…

The 2015 Mosman Design Awards showcased some of the best examples of residential development and architectural excellence in Mosman. This year we received 15 nominations from many talented architects responding to questions of sustainability during design and construction. Each property was visited in late February and the judges took the opportunity to inspect, ask questions .. read more

Planning for metropolitan Sydney’s subregions

Over the last few weeks I have attended meetings with planners from councils in the area which is identified by the State as the North Subregion. This area consists of eleven councils on the north side of the Harbour – Pittwater, Warringah, Manly, Mosman, North Sydney, Lane Cove, Hunters Hill, Ryde, Hornsby, Willoughby and Ku-ring-gai. .. read more

On April 2nd, 2015, posted in: Planning News by

Exhibition – Vision for Mosman Civic Centre Site

  Council’s vision for the future of the Mosman Civic Centre site is on exhibition now until 18 March 2015. We’d like to know what you think… The vision is to build new community facilities on the site, such as a contemporary high quality library, purpose-built art gallery, multi-purpose community spaces for youth and seniors, customer friendly .. read more

On February 4th, 2015, posted in: Civic Centre, Planning News by

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: , ,