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Council votes against Wellington St proposal

Town of Mosman Park Council vetoes Wellington St proposal

The Town of Mosman Park Council has unanimously voted to refuse the proposed Local Development Plan for the Wellington Street Neighbourhood Centre, at a Special Council Meeting held on Monday night, 30 December.

The Local Development Plan was submitted by the owner of the Mosman Heights Shopping Centre, who is proposing to redevelop it as a multi-storey, mixed use development, incorporating retail and commercial with approximately 90 to 100 residential dwellings within buildings ranging from 2 to 7 storeys in height.

The Town’s planners recommended Council refuse the Local Development Plan for a number of reasons, but primarily on the grounds that the height, bulk and scale of the proposed development was not compatible with the scale and character of the existing streetscape and surrounding residential area. The Town extended the deadline twice for feedback from community on the LDP, due to the high level of interest from the community.

Town of Mosman Park Mayor Brett Pollock said it was important the views of the community were heard.

“We have a very engaged community in Mosman Park and our job as Councillors is to ensure that we protect and enhance the beautiful place we live in,” he said.

“Development can be a really positive step towards creating a thriving and vibrant community, which can enable residents to age-in-place, bring young people and businesses into the area, and help local governments meet the State’s infill targets.

“But at the same-time, we need to balance proposed development with the character of the neighbourhood and existing properties.  People want to live here for a reason, and we need to balance growth and vibrancy with liveability.”

For more information, including the full meeting Agenda, LDP and other documents, here

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