Mosman Square has been reopened to the public and the Village Green is set to reopen at the end of July.
About 30 trees and more than 1,200 small shrubs and feature plants have been installed in the square’s newly completed garden beds, including an olive tree donated from Fourth Village’s Hunter Valley estate, which has been planted near the restaurant’s outdoor dining area.
Mosman Square and the Village Green will shortly reopen after significant refurbishment.
Enhanced lighting, the reinstallation of the 18th century fountain and a new children’s playground will be among final works for the square while artworks honouring the Indigenous heritage of Mosman will be incorporated into its entrance near Spit Junction.
Finishing touches at the rear of the Civic Centre will include new turf and paving being laid and trees planted in the newly reshaped seat steps leading down to the Village Green.
The redevelopment will be officially opened during the Mosman Market on Saturday 5 August.
Mosman Art Gallery will hold a number of major exhibitions – including the work of Yasmin Smith – until September 10.
Mosman Art Gallery is hosting three major exhibitions until Sunday 10 September along with a number of related events featuring the artists and their work.
Yasmin Smith’s solo exhibition features newly commissioned works focussing on Mosman and made from organic materials from the headland angophora forests at Bradleys Head while Western Sydney-based artist Khaled Sabsabi presents an immersive artwork utilising the evocative scents of coffee.
In the Cube space, proud Gunu Baakandji woman Maddison Gibbs’ works focus on Aboriginal societies with newly commissioned work examining the environment and the detrimental impact of the Menindee fish kills.
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Mosman’s three business zones have been merged into two new employment zones, under new State Government reforms.
Employment Zone Reforms
Under recent state reforms, Mosman’s three business zones have been merged into two new employment zones which have an expanded range of permitted land uses. B1 Neighbourhood Centre and B2 Local Centre zoned properties are now zoned E1 Local Centre and B6 Enterprise Corridor properties are zoned E3 Productivity Support.
Council objected to the mandatory merge of zones B1 and B2 into new zone E1 Local Centre, amid concerns it would result in the loss of a centre hierarchy in Mosman.