The Mosman Local Environmental Plan (LEP) 2012 has been approved by the Minister for Planning & Infrastructure and published on the legislation website on 9 December 2011.
Council has resolved to prepare and exhibit a Draft Section 94A Development Contributions Plan 2011, which would apply to all areas in Mosman and would replace the current Mosoman development contributions plans.
On 20 October Mosman Councillors did a bus tour of Mosman with commentary from the Urban Planning team. The purpose of the tour was to look at carports and garages in their setting ie. within the context of the site and its associated house, and within the streetscape.
In accordance with Clause 1.9 of State Environmental Planning Policy (Exempt and Complying Development Codes) 2008, or the Codes SEPP, as from 1 September 2011, if a person proposes to carry out a type of development that is covered in Mosman’s Exempt and Complying Development DCP and the Codes SEPP, the development can only proceed as complying development or exempt under the Codes SEPP. In other words, Mosman’s Exempt and Complying DCP has now been “switched off”.
The NSW Government released the State Plan – NSW 2021, at the beginning of September. This ten year plan replaces the 2006 State Plan as the Government’s key strategic business plan. It sets priority areas for action and guides NSW resource allocation in conjunction with the State Budget. The Plan is divided into five key strategic areas– rebuilding the economy; returning quality services; renovating infrastructure; strengthening local environment and community; and restoring accountability. Within the strategies are several set targets and action plans.
In our last update (June 2011), it was reported that the draft Mosman LEP is nearing completion, however some issues still remain unresolved and are the subject of discussion between Council and the Dept. of Planning & Infrastructure.
After a period of development, the Draft Mosman LEP was exhibited in October 2009, and submitted to the Department of Planning & Infrastructure in August 2010. Council and the Department have been negotiating over some clauses and land use issues in the Plan, and Council is still waiting for the Plan to be made.