At the Council Meeting on 3 May 2016, Council resolved to make some amendments to Mosman Local Environmental Plan (LEP) 2012 in respect of Mosman’s heritage:
Former tram infrastructure, wharves, quarries and other relics of early European settlement in Mosman during the 1800s and early 1900s are protected by heritage provisions in Mosman Local Environmental Plan 2012 (the LEP). There are currently 16 archaeological sites listed in the LEP, based on research undertaken during the mid-1990s. Requirements for heritage listing have since changed, necessitating a review of sites and their inclusion in the LEP.
An amendment to Mosman Local Environmental Plan 2012 (MLEP 2012) is proposed to correct an error in the heritage listing of Item I291 ‘Group of Shops’. Currently, 37 Spofforth Street (Lot 2, Sec B, DP 2365) is identified in MLEP 2012 as a heritage item – Item I291 ‘Group of Shops’ of local heritage significance. This property has been listed as a heritage item since 2001. However, it is now evident that there is an error in this heritage listing, and that the address should be that of the adjoining property 37A Spofforth Street (Lot 3, Sec B, DP 2365 and Lot 1 DP 937493).
A planning proposal is the means by which an amendment to Mosman Local Environmental Plan 2012 may be made. These are prepared by Council and submitted to the Department of Planning and Environment for approval to exhibit.
Council’s vision for the Civic Centre site has been on exhibition for two weeks now and we’ve already received a lot of feedback in response to this from the Mosman community. Here’s a snapshot…