Draft District Plans being prepared
The Greater Sydney Commission (GSC) is currently preparing district plans for Sydney. The district plans will set out how the NSW Government’s metropolitan plan, A Plan for Growing Sydney, will apply to local areas, and will:
- Influence the delivery of housing supply
- Inform and influence the planning for business activity and investment to encourage jobs growth, particularly in strategic centres and transport gateways
- Inform the decision making for infrastructure planning
- Provide guidance on urban planning issues.
How can you get involved?
Over the past month, the GSC has been encouraging the community to get involved in planning for Sydney, with a range of consultation initiatives promoted on their website http://www.greater.sydney/ .
This includes a ‘Talk Bus’ travelling around the metropolitan area (not yet to Mosman), and the ability to ‘pin’ issues on an interactive map (2 comments pinned for Mosman to date).
The NSW Government has tasked the GSC with developing and exhibiting draft district plans by the end of this year.
Mosman is located within the North District
Mosman is identified as being within the North District, along with Hornsby, Hunters Hill, Ku-ring-gai, Lane Cove, North Sydney, Northern Beaches, Ryde and Willoughby local government areas.
District planning is being undertaken in consultation with local councils and communities.
Over the past few months, Council’s planning staff have participated in a series of workshops for the GSC’s North District Technical Working Group. This follows workshops held with the Department of Planning & Environment last year, prior to the formation of the GSC. Information relevant to future planning in Mosman relating to the economy, environment, transport, liveability, housing and so on, has been provided to the Department and GSC to assist in shaping the North District Plan.