Planning in NSW is largely governed by the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (the Act) and the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000 (the Regulation).
Local plans and policies
Mosman Council aims to protect and enhance the natural and built heritage of Mosman, whilst meeting the needs of existing and future generations, by managing development using Local and State Government legislation and Council’s own strategies and policies. Council’s policies seek to ensure that development complements, retains and reinforces Mosman’s sense of place and identity. At the local level, these primarily include the:
- Mosman Residential Development Strategy (RDS),
- Mosman Local Environmental Plan 2012 (LEP), and
- Mosman development control plans (DCPs).
Other local plans and policies adopted by Council support the above, including the Mosman Contributions Plan, Plans of Management and Planning Agreements Policy. More.
State plans and policies
State Environmental Planning Policies (SEPPs) deal with matters of State or regional environmental planning significance. They are made by the Governor on the recommendation of the Minister for Planning. In the hierarchy of planning documents under the NSW planning system, the provisions of an LEP can be overridden by SEPPs. The full text of SEPPs is available on the NSW Legislation Website. The NSW Department of Planning and Environment is currrently undertaking a review program for SEPPs.
What plans apply to my land?
A section 10.7 certificate, otherwise known as a planning certificate, provides information about planning controls and other relevant property matters that affect a specific piece of land, as set out by the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000. Certificates are produced for individual parcels according to their real property description. An application form is available on Council’s website.
The NSW Planning Portal provides planning information about individual properties, sourced from relevant LEPs and SEPPs. The portal is maintained by the NSW Department of Planning and Environment. A property address, or Lot/DP information, is required to access this information.