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Future of Short Term Letting in NSW – why you need to have your say before October 31

Since late 2015 the number of short term holiday rentals listed in Mosman (such as Stayz and Airbnb) increased from 200 to over 430. Council continues to receive enquiries from Mosman residents and property owners on this issue, with concerns about amenity impacts as well as questions about permissibility. What is happening right now? The Department .. read more

Recent Submissions on State Government Policy

What has happened so far? The State Government are currently undertaking a range of reforms to the planning system. Read submissions on draft planning changes Council Submissions have been forwarded to the Department of Planning and Environment/Greater Sydney Commission on a range of issues. You can view the submissions via the links in the list .. read more

Proposed planning changes for schools and child care centres

The State government has proposed changes to the planning framework affecting schools and child care centres. A draft State Environmental Planning Policy has been prepared and is currently on exhibition for public comment until April 7. Mosman residents are being encouraged to have their say on draft changes which will give government and non-government schools .. read more

Middle Head Draft Plans

The Harbour Trust and National Parks and Wildlife Service manage adjoining lands at Middle Head as public parkland and are coordinating planning and community consultation. The Sydney Harbour Federation Trust is exhibiting a draft amendment to its Management Plan for Middle Head in Mosman – visit www.harbourtrust.gov.au The National Parks and Wildlife Service are simultaneously .. read more

Draft Plans on Exhibition – Late October Update

A number of draft plans are on exhibition or about to go on exhibition. These plans have potential impacts on Mosman. Draft Mosman Section 94A Development Contributions Plan 2016 – Exhibition period closes Friday 21 October 2016 Future of Middle Head – Early Feedback and Future Consultation – A draft management plan for Middle Head is currently being prepared by the .. read more

Draft Section 94A Development Contributions Plan 2016

Council has resolved to exhibit a draft Section 94A Development Contributions Plan 2016 to replace the current Section 94A Development Contributions Plan 2012. Section 94A Contributions are payments made by persons undertaking development work to help fund the provision of public facilities. The draft S.94A Plan maintains the same level of contributions as the previous .. read more

On August 29th, 2016, posted in: Uncategorized by Tags:

What’s Happening in Urban Planning? August 2016

The August 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 August 2016 edition of our newsletter: What’s Happening in Urban Planning?  August 2016

On August 5th, 2016, posted in: Planning News, Uncategorized by

Review of the Planning Act

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 .. read more

Archaeological Sites Amendments to the LEP

Proposed amendments to archaeological sites considered at Council meeting Council’s proposal to amend the listing of archaeological sites identified in Mosman Local Environmental Plan 2012 (the LEP) was considered at the Council Meeting held on 3 May 2016. This proposal seeks to include more specific site and property information in the LEP in relation to .. read more

On June 9th, 2016, posted in: Heritage, LEP2012, Planning Proposals, Uncategorized by Tags: ,

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