State policies on exhibition

Feb 2, 2018 Planning News

The Urban Planning team at Mosman Council undertakes a range of projects, including consideration of policies and strategies proposed by the State Government and how these may affect current and future generations in Mosman, and the wider community.

The NSW Department of Planning and Environment has a number of draft policies and reforms on public exhibition currently, including:

Draft reforms for buildings with combustible cladding – The Department has released a draft regulation which aims to reduce the risks around the use of combustible external wall cladding. It proposes that owners of buildings with combustible external wall cladding will need to register the building with the NSW government and undertake a fire safety assessment within set deadlines. Amendments to existing State policies are also proposed which will limit the use of combustible cladding as exempt development. Submissions close: 16 February 2018

Draft Greener Places Policy – The Government Architect NSW has prepared the draft Greener Places Policy which aims to create a more liveable and sustainable urban environment. It proposes how to coordinate population growth with increased open space and parklands, to help offset the impact of climate change. Close of submissions: 26 February 2018

New Remediation of Land SEPP – The Department is proposing planning policy improvements that will provide greater clarity, guidance and consistency for the remediation of contaminated land. The proposed new policy will provide an updated State-wide planning framework for the remediation of land; require consent authorities (e.g. council) to consider the potential for land to be contaminated when determining development applications; list the remediation works that require development consent; and introduce certification and operational requirements for remediation works that can be undertaken without development consent. Close of submissions: 31 March 2018.

For more, visit the NSW Department of Planning and Environment’s community consultation website.