Rock Faces and Retaining Walls

Protecting Mosman’s Significant Rock Faces and Retaining Walls

Throughout Mosman, many sandstone retaining walls, rock outcrops, divided roads with natural rock or sandstone block walls and cut sandstone cliff faces are identified as important character elements. In particular, these features are noted in the Balmoral, Mosman Bay, Rosherville/Wyargine, Clifton Gardens and Middle Harbour/Pearl Bay areas.

These significant rock faces and retaining walls are identified on the following map:

A clause contained within Mosman’s Development Control Plans seeks to ensure protection of these rock faces and walls from inappropriate development. For residential zoned land, refer to clause 6.9 of the Mosman Residential Development Control Plan 2012.

Mosman’s Development Control Plans

Retaining Walls on Nature Strips

Council’s nature strip policy requires residents to maintain retaining walls on nature strips if their property benefits from the structure.