The 2015 Mosman Design Awards showcased some of the best examples of residential development and architectural excellence in Mosman. This year we received 15 nominations from many talented architects responding to questions of sustainability during design and construction.
Over the past two weeks there has been considerable community interest in Council’s vision for the Civic Centre site. Three Community Information Meetings were held – attended by over 90 local residents, business people and others – at which Mayor Peter Abelson outlined problems with the current civic facilities and options for new facilities and community spaces on the site.
Nominations are currently open for the 2015 Mosman Design Awards and Council encourages architects and owners to nominate for these prestigious awards.
Many of us are familiar with Parriwi Road in Mosman but how many of us know about The Igloo House? This house (pictured above), known more formally as the George Williamson House, was designed by famous Architect Harry Seidler in 1951.
The State government has announced draft changes to SEPP 65 and the associated guidelines known as the Residential Flat Design Code. The draft documents are currently on exhibition for public comment until 31 October 2014.
The Spit Junction Masterplan and subsequent review by CHROFI Architects for the Mosman Civic Centre site were publicly exhibited from 3 October to 3 December 2013. A public meeting was also held on 25 November 2013 attended by 28 people.
More than 30 people attended a public meeting held last night in the Council Chambers about the Spit Junction Masterplan. The meeting, organised by the Mayor, provided the community with an overview of the Masterplan as well as a range of options to be considered for development of the civic centre site. Valuable feedback was received from residents, architects and others who attended, and is being considered as part of the exhibition process.
On 12 November 2013 Council resolved to place two additional options for redevelopment of the Civic Centre site on public exhibition. These options have been developed to retain the existing Council building and Village Green while providing for enhanced library facilities, improvements to Mosman Square, additional public carparking and improved access and some private residential development. Importantly they also provide for staged development to ensure minimal disruption to the site.