A number of draft plans are on exhibition or about to go on exhibition. These plans have potential impacts on Mosman.
Heritage Fund applications for the 2016/17 financial year are now open.
What has changed?
This amendment revises the LEP in respect of archaeological sites by in Schedule 5 Environmental heritage:
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.
Proposed amendments to archaeological sites considered at Council meeting
Council’s proposal to amend the listing of archaeological sites identified in Mosman Local Environmental Plan 2012 (the LEP) was considered at the Council Meeting held on 3 May 2016. This proposal seeks to include more specific site and property information in the LEP in relation to existing archaeological sites to provide certainty for landowners and Council.
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.
Former tram infrastructure, wharves, quarries and other relics of early European settlement in Mosman during the 1800s and early 1900s are protected by heritage provisions in Mosman Local Environmental Plan 2012 (the LEP). There are currently 16 archaeological sites listed in the LEP, based on research undertaken during the mid-1990s. Requirements for heritage listing have since changed, necessitating a review of sites and their inclusion in the LEP.
An amendment to Mosman Local Environmental Plan 2012 (MLEP 2012) is proposed to correct an error in the heritage listing of Item I291 ‘Group of Shops’. Currently, 37 Spofforth Street (Lot 2, Sec B, DP 2365) is identified in MLEP 2012 as a heritage item – Item I291 ‘Group of Shops’ of local heritage significance. This property has been listed as a heritage item since 2001. However, it is now evident that there is an error in this heritage listing, and that the address should be that of the adjoining property 37A Spofforth Street (Lot 3, Sec B, DP 2365 and Lot 1 DP 937493).
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.