What is a local strategic planning statement?
A local strategic planning statement (LSPS) is a document prepared by a council that sets out the council's 20-year vision for land use planning in an area, along with planning priorities and actions to achieve that vision. It acts as a link between the NSW Government's regional and district plans, and the finer-grained planning undertaken by council at a local level, to ensure consistency in strategic planning approaches.
The requirement to prepare a LSPS was introduced by the NSW Government in March 2018 as part of changes in planning legislation which recognise the importance of strategic planning and the need for alignment between state and local government plans to manage projected population growth. All councils within Greater Sydney must prepare and exhibit a draft local strategic planning statement for their area by 1 October 2019, and the statement must be made by 31 March 2020. Requirements are set out in section 3.9 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 and supporting regulations.
What change is projected in Greater Sydney, and Mosman, over the next 20 years?
What planning challenges will be faced in Mosman?
- meeting future housing demands within the limits of available land whilst preserving Mosman’s distinctive character and special sense of place, and
- ensuring an adequate capacity of infrastructure (particularly within the road network) to support the region's growth in population.
What is Council's 20-year vision for Mosman?
What planning priorities are proposed to achieve this vision?
- Directions of the Greater Sydney Region Plan,
- Planning priorities of the North District Plan, and
- Strategic direction for Mosman expressed in Council’s Community Strategic Plan, MOSPLAN 2018-2028.
What consultation has occurred in preparing the draft Mosman LSPS?
- What are the issues?
- What would residents like to see changed?
- What do residents value?
- What would residents like to see retained?
Can I make a submission?
Yes. Submissions on the draft Mosman LSPS are welcomed until 7 August 2019. Refer to the 'Provide Your Feedback' section of this website for details on how you can make a submission via letter, email or online submission form.
What happens after public exhibition?
Once public exhibition ceases, submissions received will be reviewed and a report prepared for Council's consideration (date to be determined). The report will outline submissions received, identify any changes that should be made to the draft Mosman LSPS as a result of those submissions, and seek Council's endorsement to make the plan (subject to the Greater Sydney Commission's approval). A LSPS cannot be made by the council unless the Greater Sydney Commission has advised in writing that it supports the statement as being consistent with the applicable regional and district strategic plans (section 3.9(3A), Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979). The statement must be made by 31 March 2020.
Where can I find more information?
This website contains comprehensive information about the draft Mosman LSPS within the introductory page, FAQ, Document Library, Important Links and Key Dates pages. The draft Mosman LSPS can also be viewed online or in hard-copy within Council's offices (first floor) during 8.30am - 5pm, Monday to Friday. If you would like to speak with someone in person, Council's Urban Planning Team is available to answer any enquiries that you may have. Refer to the Enquiries section of this website, or visit us at Council.