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 policies. Through these policies Council has identified the desired future character of Mosman, and ensures development complements this character and respects neighbourhood amenity whilst meeting the needs of existing and future generations.
- The DA process
If you are proposing to build on a property in Mosman there are a number of steps you must take in consultation with Council and Council’s policies.
- Duty Planner
Council’s Planning Advisor (Duty Planner) is available to answer your planning questions every Monday to Friday 8.30am to 10.30am.
- DA Tracker
Council is pleased to offer you online access to development applications which will allow you to track the progress of the application from lodgement through to determination.
- Political donations
Disclosure requirements apply when lodging various proposals or requests to councils or the NSW Government. Disclosure requirements also apply to individuals or entities lodging submissions in objection or support.
- BASIX and energy efficiency
Mosman Council’s Development Control Plans (DCPs) require development to have energy efficiency in the design, construction, use and operation of buildings.
- Traffic issues
Council endeavours to minimise and mitigate the effects of traffic on residential amenity as a result of new development.
- Swimming pools
In NSW the Swimming Pools Act 1992 requires that all swimming pools have an appropriate child resistant barrier that restricts access between the residence and the swimming pool. This legislation provides that owners may be fined if the pool fence or other appropriate child resistant barrier does not meet the legal requirements.
- Rainwater tanks
In Mosman, the installation of a rainwater tank is classified as ‘Exempt Development’ and in most cases does not require Council approval provided that certain basic requirements are met.
- Solar panels
In Mosman, the installation of solar panels or photovoltaic cells for generating electricity and heating water is classified as ‘Exempt Development’ and in most cases does not require Council approval provided that certain basic requirements are met.
- Frequently asked questions
Do I need Council approval to build? How do I lodge a Development Application? What will it cost? How is it determined?
- Register of Applications with variation to development standards
This is a public register of applications determined by Council with variations to a development standard.