Mosman Council aims to protect and enhance the natural and built heritage of Mosman by managing development using Local and State Government legislation, and Council’s own strategies and policies. These include the Mosman Residential Development Strategy (RDS), Mosman Local Environmental Plan 2012 (LEP), and Mosman development control plans (DCPs). Through these strategies and plans Council seeks to meet the needs of existing and future generations, whilst ensuring that development complements, retains and reinforces Mosman’s sense of place and identity.
Mosman Local Environmental Plan (LEP) 2012 is the main planning document for Mosman. Protecting the unique lifestyle and character of Mosman, the LEP is a statutory document that controls development in Mosman and specifies where and how development can occur within different areas, e.g. residential and business. It also identifies particular environmental considerations.
Development Control Plans (DCPs) are plans adopted by Council to support the Mosman Local Environmental Plan 2012 and provide more detailed planning and design guidelines.
Mosman’s long-established residential development strategy has evolved to ensure that housing provision in the municipality responds to local conditions and reflects community values.
The provisions of Section 7.11 and 7.12 (previously section 94 and 94A) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 enable councils to obtain development contributions as a means for funding local infrastructure and services that are required as a result of new development.
A Planning Agreement is a voluntary agreement or other arrangement under Section 7.4 (previously section 93F) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 between one or more planning authorities (i.e. Council) and a person (developer) under which the developer agrees to make a development contribution(s) towards a public purpose.
Plans of Management are prepared for community land identified under the Local Government Act 1993 and in some cases for Crown Land controlled by the Department of Lands.
The Mosman Community Participation Plan (CPP), called “Involving the Community In Planning”, makes it easier for the community to understand how they can have their say on planning decisions that affect them.