The NSW Government is reviewing the State’s planning system. The Review began late last year and a Green Paper was prepared seeking feedback and comment from the public. A submission has been prepared on behalf of Mosman addressing a number of issues of particular relevance to this community.
Following a month of extensive community consultation a a report on the outcomes is now available.
The project team has worked all year to refine and draft a Masterplan for Spit Junction.
The ‘Planners in Pink’ from the project team last Saturday spoke to over 50 people at the Mosman Markets. The planners were impressed at the level of interest shown by passers-by and community members who made the effort to come down to the Peoples Junction stall to speak to them about the Masterplan and Civic Centre site concept plans.
Come down this Friday morning (7.30am – 9am) to the Seniors Centre and join the conversation on the preliminary plans for the People’s Junction with fellow business owners whilst enjoying some hot coffee and tea and local made pastries.
During the event we will discuss a range of interesting topics including:
• The development design options for the Mosman Civic Centre Sites;
• Exploring community uses on the Council owned sites;
• Development funding options;
• Identification of opportunity sites;
• Building height options;
• Street improvements; and
• Activating laneways
High streets are characterised by significant diversity and complexity, in terms of scale, geography, function and form. No two high streets are the same. As a result, the way in which they are affected by and respond to change is diverse and varied.
There are a number of opportunity sites identified for significant new development to deliver public benefits and drive renewal.
One site is in Council ownership, but the other four are privately owned. These sites could be redeveloped to make an architectural statement and give the Junction a strong visual identity along Military Road. Given the desire to trigger redevelopment on these key sites, it is proposed to increase height limits from 5 storeys to between 6 and 10 storeys. In return for this significant increase in height, these sites would need to deliver other public benefits, such as public car parking or plaza areas.
Populate or perish? Development incentives to encourage new residential opportunities in and around the Junction to activate the area
With community support, we are planning to redevelop civic and community buildings and upgrade public areas in Spit Junction. In order for revitalisation to occur, we will need to work in partnership with the State Government, private landowners, shopkeepers and local residents to encourage investment and activity in the area.