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Net zero buildings

Did you know that in Greater Sydney, the largest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions is energy use in buildings? Greenhouse gas emissions by source (2015-16) Source: Greater Sydney Commission, 2017, Exploring Net Zero Emissions for Greater Sydney, report prepared by Kinesis for the Greater Sydney Commission Learning about how we plan for a net-zero emissions future .. read more

On November 7th, 2018, posted in: Uncategorized by

Exemptions for Minor Works to Heritage Properties

Exemptions for Minor Works to Heritage Properties Heritage properties and properties in heritage conservation areas often require maintenance and repairs. Typically consent for works to such properties requires a development application (DA) to be lodged with Council. However, an exemption may be issued if the works being carried out minor and would not adversely affect .. read more

On October 17th, 2018, posted in: Uncategorized by

EOIs open for Greater Sydney Citizens’ Panel

The Greater Sydney Commission is seeking expressions of interest (EOIs) from members of the community who wish to work with the Commission as part of a Citizens’ Panel to develop measures for tracking progress of the Greater Sydney Region Plan, A Metropolis of Three Cities. In March 2018 the Greater Sydney Commission released the final .. read more

On October 9th, 2018, posted in: Uncategorized by

Duty Planning

Council provides a duty planning service to assist customers with their planning enquiries.   In any one day our duty planner answers questions over the phone, via email and in person about matters such as constructing a new deck, renovating a heritage listed house, setting up a café, building a block of units and reviewing a .. read more

On June 20th, 2018, posted in: Uncategorized by

Proposed DCP and Contributions Plan Amendments: Public Exhibition

Proposed amendments to Mosman’s Development Control Plans and Contributions Plan are on public exhibition from 19 April to 17 May 2018. Proposed Amendments to Mosman Development Control Plans (DCPs) Council is proposing to amend Mosman Development Control Plans (DCPs) to make a series of housekeeping amendments and to update heritage rankings provisions.  The DCPs provide .. read more

On April 19th, 2018, posted in: Uncategorized by

Biodiversity Reforms and new Vegetation SEPP

The NSW Government has recently introduced a new suite of  Land Management and Biodiversity Conservation reforms which create a framework for the regulation of native vegetation clearing in NSW. A component of the reforms is a new State Environmental Planning Policy (Vegetation in Non-Rural Areas) 2017 applying throughout metropolitan Sydney from 25 August 2017. The SEPP has repealed tree .. read more

On October 10th, 2017, posted in: Planning controls, Planning News, Uncategorized by

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