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UPDATE - Planning a Better Mosman Park! New draft policy on laneways

UPDATED 16 APRIL 2017

The Town is undertaking a review of the existing planning framework around our laneways, in light of the new development and subdivision opportunities that Local Planning Scheme No. 3 has brought. 

Laneways have been reviewed and categorised into two streams which influences how the Town will treat them moving forward.

You may have received a letter from the Town notifying you of this review and which category laneway your property abuts.
 
To be clear, for those abutting a Category A laneway, land for widening is only provided to the Town when you choose to subdivide your property. If you do not subdivide, then the laneway next to your property does not get widened. 

We are not going to remove anyone’s fence, garage, shed, garden or trees ahead of you commencing the subdivision process. 

This policy has already been in place for more than 15 years, except that the existing policy did not categorise the laneways. The major outcome of this review is that some laneways will no longer be subject to widening requirements (Category B). 

Other changes include subdivision lot layout requirements, and revised development standards. These will help to create pleasant laneways with well-designed infill development.  If you own property next to a laneway, we want to hear from you.

Council has endorsed this policy for public consultation. Download a copy of the Council Report, detailing the changes, and a copy of the policy to read the details

How do I comment?

  • Comment period: 6 April to 18 May 2018 (Six weeks) – has been extended due to delayed receipt of letters.
  • Submissions are preferred by email and must include “Submission for draft policy LPP04” in the subject line.
  • Postal submissions addressed to PO Box 3, Mosman Park, WA 6912.
     

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Mosman Park and Cottesloe Working Together to Find Efficiencies and Savings Through New Shared Depot

The Town of Mosman Park and the Town of Cottesloe are expanding what is an already close working relationship by agreeing to look into a shared use model for the Mosman Park Depot – a concept that both Towns are aiming to generate financial benefits to both parties.

The idea for developing a shared use arrangement for the Depot in Fairbairn Street was conceived by Technical staff from both Councils who saw an opportunity for expansion and enhanced capacity at the sizeable Depot site; while at the same time recognising the need for more space and capacity closer to home in neighbouring Councils, including at the Town of Cottesloe following the sale of their own depot site.

The shared use arrangement for the Town of Mosman Park’s Depot located in Fairbairn Street is a win-win for both Towns – for Mosman Park it will provide the opportunity to lease space and staff time and resources, thereby generating revenue; while for Cottesloe, they will have access to enhanced storage, disposal areas and facilities for less cost, closer to Cottesloe.

Mayor of Mosman Park, Brett Pollock, said he was delighted with this new initiative, which is a practical expression of Council’s firm and ongoing commitment to working smart, finding savings, offsetting costs and making optimal use of our land, equipment and human resources.

“We are always looking at how to make the best use of our resources, and with our large Depot site, it makes sense for us to maximise that asset, expand our capacity and also generate some income by sharing this asset with our friends at the Town of Cottesloe.  This is only the beginning as we need to consult with the Mosman Park community about this idea to see if they are supportive or if there are any concerns that need to be dealt with” Mayor Pollock said.

Mayor Phil Angers of Cottesloe was also excited about the new proposal, which he said showed local government leadership in action. 

"Our Towns already work very harmoniously together across a range of important areas, and this opportunity will assist our Depot crew being much closer to Cottesloe with potential savings for the ratepayers of Cottesloe,” Mayor Angers said.

“Often when you bring teams of people together in this way, who have compatible skills and experience, it leads to sharing of ideas that inspire best practice in ways that are unforeseen.  I am keen to learn how this expanded cooperation between our Towns will enhance our scope and efficiency, but also foster new ideas for closer collaboration into the future.”

It is expected that the new arrangement will be a catalyst for an even closer relationship between the two Towns, who already collaborate on shared services in such areas as youth services and aged care, library services, coast care, as well as waste and recycling, and shared events on important occasions such as Australia Day.

Please see the below attachments for further informaiton on the proposed design and FAQ sheet;

FAQ Sheet
Proposed Depot Design

Comments from the public will be open for a period of four weeks, closing 11 May 2018 at 5:00pm. These can be made online by emailing tservices@mosmanpark.wa.gov.au or in writing to PO BOX 3 Mosman Park WA 6912. 

 

New Development at Wearne - view plans and comment

To view the plans, visit the website
and download the feedback form to have your say before consultation closes on 27 April 2018.

 

Review of Dogs in Public Places Policy - Have Your Say

The Town of Mosman Park has adopted a draft policy to review new dog exercise areas (off-lead areas) and dog prohibited areas within the Town.  To view the policy in detail, click here (NB: large attachment) and scroll to page 109 to read report item 11.1.3: Review of Policy 1.3.7 Dogs in Public Places, and for the details, see attachment 6 which begins on page 169.

In summary, the revisions to the policy are proposing that:

•    there are no changes to the existing zonings and timings, except to Mann Oval where the overall number of off lead hours are to be increased as no restriction to off lead hours are proposed over the school holidays, although it is proposed that the number of off lead hours on each school day are to be reduced slightly; and

•    there is the introduction of 7 new areas, some of which to enable dog walkers longer stretches of off-lead areas.

An online survey will be available here to enable you to vote on each of the areas included in the proposed policy and hard copies of the survey for completion by hand will also be available at the Town’s Administration office on Memorial Drive, Mosman Park.

The consultation period is open from 6 April 2018 to 4 May 2018, so be sure to complete the survey before close of business on 4 May 2018 to have your views heard.

Once advertising is complete it will be possible to determine on the basis of the votes received for each area, if there are any areas that should not be included in the policy. 

Please note that all areas not specified as dog prohibited and dog off lead exercise areas remain dog on lead areas.

The final version of policy 1.3.7 is expected to be presented to Council in June 2018 for adoption.
 

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