Last night I had the opportunity to attend the annual environmental law lecture at Macquarie University. It was delivered by Senator Mehreen Faruqi on Environmentalism: Rekindling the Flame. Addressing a largely young audience with high levels of enthusiasm about the potential for change, Mehreen inspired these young university students and academics to do what they can to influence decision-makers on environmental matters that they are passionate about.
Deadline for Submissions Extended to 21 June 2016
The Harbour Trust and the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) manage adjoining lands at Middle Head as public parkland.
Planning Information Day at Middle Head on Sunday 22 May
On Sunday 22 May, the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) and the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust (Harbour Trust) hosted a Planning Information Day on the future of Middle Head.
A planning proposal is the means by which an amendment to Mosman Local Environmental Plan 2012 may be made. These are prepared by Council and submitted to the Department of Planning and Environment for approval to exhibit.
Over the last 18 months, we have been reviewing the zoning of bushland areas in Mosman currently zoned RE1 Public Recreation with a view to rezoning suitable sites to E2 Environmental Conservation.
Since 1 August this year new legislation has been in place that allows property owners to remove trees and vegetation from around their homes without consent to protect them from bushfire risk. Known as the 10/50 Rule this entitlement has resulted in the loss of many significant trees in Mosman. Of the more than 100 trees that have been removed that council is aware of, none have been removed for reasons of bushfire protection.
A report on submissions received during the public exhibition of the Spit Reserves Draft Plan of Management was considered by Council on 6 November 2011. Seventeen submissions were received, covering several issues including the kayak storage area, the Pearl Bay houseboats and the amenities building.