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. These policies include Mosman Local Environmental Plan (LEP) 2012, Mosman Residential Development Control Plan (RDCP) and Mosman Business Centres Development Control Plan (BCDCP). Through these plans Council has identified the desired future character of Mosman, while both meeting the needs of existing and future generations and ensuring development complements, retains and reinforces the sense of place and identity.
- Local Environmental Plan
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.
- Planning Proposals (rezoning)
Mosman LEP 2012 may be amended by a Planning Proposal. These are prepared by Council and submitted to the Department of Planning and Infrastructure for approval to exhibit.
- Development Control Plans
Development Control Plans (DCPs) are plans adopted by Council which support Mosman Local Environmental Plan 2012 and provide more detailed planning and design guidelines.
- Plans of Management
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.
- Contribution Plans
The provisions of section 94 (s94) 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. Development contributions plans in Mosman supplement the provisions of the LEP and any amendment or local environment plan which may supersede it.
- Section 149 Certificates
Under Section 149 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979, Mosman Council, upon application, will issue a certificate providing information about planning controls or property affectations – such as zoning of the property, the relevant state, regional and local planning controls, land contamination and road widening – relating to any piece of land within the Council area.
- Rock faces & retaining walls
Sandstone retaining walls, rock outcrops, divided roads with natural rock or sandstone block walls and cut sandstone cliff faces are important character elements in a number of townscape areas.