The Greater Sydney Commission has now also released revised draft district plans for each of the five districts within the Greater Sydney Region (revised down from six in the earlier drafts exhibited in late 2016) for public comment until 15 December 2017, including the Revised Draft North District Plan applicable to Mosman, along with the local government areas of Hornsby, Hunter’s Hill, Ku-ring-gai, Lane Cove, Northern Beaches, North Sydney, Ryde and Willoughby.
District plans will guide implementation of the draft Greater Sydney Region Plan at the district level over the next 20 years, acting as a bridge between regional and local planning, to inform local council planning and guide decisions of State agencies.
The Revised Draft North District Plan:
- Identifies the District’s economy as being focussed on the Eastern Economic Corridor which includes North Sydney as part of the Harbour CBD, St Leonards, Chatswood and Macquarie Park, with other strategic centres in the District including Brookvale-Dee Why, Frenchs Forest, Hornsby, Manly and Mona Vale, and need to improve connections.
- Recognises the District’s enviable natural assets including vast native bushland, national parks, beaches and major waterways such as Sydney Harbour, the Parramatta River, Pittwater and the Hawkesbury-Nepean Rivers, and need to protect such areas, and enhance the ‘green grid’ and urban tree canopy.
- Forecasts the District population will grow from 887,000 people to around 1.1 million people over the next 20 years (around 11% of Greater Sydney’s total growth). An estimated 92,000 additional dwellings will be required to accommodate this growth by 2036. Housing and jobs will be targeted in the ‘right places’, aligned to new and enhanced infrastructure. Mosman’s five-year housing target of 300 dwellings is unchanged.
The Revised Draft North District Plan is currently being reviewed, and it is anticipated that a report will be prepared for Council’s consideration at the December 2017 Council Meeting.
A summary document relevant to the Mosman area can be viewed here. Mosman: Revised Draft North District Plan (October 2017)