School development sparks concern



Mosman Council has raised concerns over the bulk and scale of the proposed redevelopment of Mosman High School, along with the plan’s lack of on-site parking.

The State Government led project will see 16 new learning spaces, a new multi-purpose hall, library, canteen, rooftop play space, and staff administration facilities.

However, Council has lodged a submission with the NSW Department of Planning, outlining its concern for the size of the planned build and the impact on nearby Belmont Road.

Council says it believes on-site parking should be provided below ground level and has challenged the Construction Traffic Management Plan on the basis Belmont is a residential street with a new roundabout.

It says trucks should be using main roads to access the site.

Several meetings have been held between Council and the Department of Education, with several substantial amendments have been made to the proposal.

Council says it acknowledges the approvements that have been made to the plans and the public benefit that will come from improved sporting and teaching facilities at the school.

Stephanie Aikins, News Editor, North Shore Living Magazine

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