Tremendous Response to Public Exhibition of Mosman’s Draft Local Strategic Planning Statement

Mosman’s draft Local Strategic Planning Statement (LSPS) – on public exhibition for a six week period from 27 June to 7 August 2019 – has attracted a tremendous response from the Mosman community and others with:

  • Over 660 written submissions received
  • 80 members of the community attending a public meeting
  • 2,200 visits to Council’s consultation website for the project
  • 441 downloads of the draft LSPS and supporting documents

The vast majority of submissions received raise concerns about future developments in the local centres, in particular the possible redevelopment of land in Mosman Village for a Woolworths supermarket, and issues such as heritage, village character, scale of retail development, economic viability of small businesses, traffic, delivery vehicle access and pedestrian safety.*

Other submissions received relate to a broad range of matters, including housing affordability, population growth, medium density housing, traffic, bushland, the environment, use of parks and reserves, active transport, building industry deregulation and European and Aboriginal heritage. Many submissions expressed support for the 14 Planning Priorities contained within Mosman’s draft LSPS relating to the themes of infrastructure and collaboration, liveability, productivity and sustainability.

Mosman’s draft LSPS sets out Council’s land use planning vision for the next 20 years, and as such the feedback received from this public exhibition is invaluable in ensuring the draft plan responds to community concerns and values – so thank you to everyone who provided feedback.

What happens next?

Council’s strategic planners are currently reviewing all submissions received. A report will then be prepared for consideration by Council at a Council Meeting to be held later in 2019 (date yet to be determined). This report will:

  • Address all submissions received,
  • Identify any amendments that should be made to the draft LSPS in response to those submissions, and
  • Seek Council’s endorsement of the amended draft plan.

Following this meeting, the draft LSPS will be submitted to the Greater Sydney Commission for endorsement (as required under section 3.9(3A) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979). All councils within the Greater Sydney Region must have their LSPS made by 31 March 2020.

Updates on this project

Updates on this project will be posted on Council’s urban planning website, and included in our email newsletter on urban planning matters in Mosman (issued every 2 months). You can subscribe to this newsletter here. You can also contact any member of the Urban Planning Team.

*Note: At the time of writing this blog, no development application or planning proposal had been submitted to Council for such a proposal.