Blenheim Park

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A once in a generation decision by Council to expand open space at Blenheim Park has been thwarted by the Baird Government. 

Mike Baird had the option of going with the Council model for Blenheim Park that would have seen 2,000 square metres added to the parkland for use by the community, but instead he chose to side with the developer who proposes a 16-storey residential tower comprising of 120 dwellings.

Let me repeat that.

Of the two options available, more open space or 16-storey residential, the Baird Government chose to side with the developer. 

The developer's proposal will now go to the Joint Regional Planning Panel for review. This process allows for public input, and I will attend on behalf of the community.

In the meantime, please sign my petition below. It's important that we share this news far and wide to help protect our parks and open space un-necessary development.

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PETITION:

We, the undersigned, oppose plans to rezone 86 Blenheim Road, 12A and 14 Epping Road North Ryde to High Density Residential.

We urge the Joint Regional Planning Panel to reject this proposal for the below primary reasons as outlined by the City of Ryde. These include but are not limited to:

  • Bulk and Scale
  • Site Context
  • Shadowing 
  • Lack of policy context; and
  • Traffic Issues

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  • signed 2017-04-12 22:31:07 +1000
  • signed 2017-03-28 20:05:16 +1100
  • signed via 2017-03-27 11:12:25 +1100
    We need our parks and green spaces for children and pets to play and to passively cool our suburb in the increasingly hot summers.
  • signed 2017-03-26 23:12:19 +1100
    Our local area is being destroyed by Developers and shortsightedness by greedy councillors.
  • signed 2017-03-26 21:09:54 +1100
    When will the state government start listening to local communities, and stop interfering in the affairs of local government. There is enough high-rise development in North Ryde already, keep it North of Epping Road and leave our green areas alone.
  • signed via 2017-03-26 16:10:42 +1100
    Blenheim Park is an excellent example of a green infrastructure resource for the wellbeing of families, particularly families with pets. We must keep this green infrastructure
  • signed 2017-03-26 13:44:19 +1100
  • signed 2017-03-25 12:00:55 +1100
    Arthur Bayley We will have no green areas left if money

    hungry developers get their way. Shame on Baird.
  • signed 2017-03-24 12:13:08 +1100
    Seeing that the proposed green space rezoning has been declined by such a close call I would like to know if the council would allow a vote for the residents of Ryde as this would make it more fair as apposed to relying on the votes of councillors that have only their interests at heart and not the people who live and have already given up so much space to high rises! It’s time to give the power back to the people who need it most – the residents and regain our green spaces back to nature and park goers!!
  • signed 2017-03-24 09:45:58 +1100
    hands of from all current and other parks we need more parks for coming population.
  • signed via 2017-03-23 18:10:48 +1100
    india Betar
  • signed 2017-03-23 18:06:49 +1100
    Glen Conaty
  • signed via 2017-03-23 09:35:35 +1100
  • signed via 2017-03-23 08:51:43 +1100
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-03-23 08:42:10 +1100
    Sign the petition: Blenheim Park
  • signed 2017-03-23 08:40:58 +1100
    With 36000 new residents predicted to live in the Lachlan’s Line development just across Epping Road from this park, much more green space is needed, not more apartments. This park should be expanded to include all of Tennis World to make a truly great open space. With the unbridled development of high rise living that is happening all across Sydney it is imperative that all governments give urgent consideration to the recreational and psychological needs of all the new residents in any precinct. Blenheim Park is ideally situated to be of huge benefit to what is basically a new city arising across the road from it. Please don’t give it away to developers.
  • signed 2017-03-22 13:33:52 +1100
  • signed 2017-03-20 19:37:37 +1100
  • signed 2017-03-19 01:06:01 +1100
    At one time you could drive around the Ryde and surrounding area and view proudly the wonderful landscape and street scape. It was a community built by many with hard work and pride. Now you drive around you no longer view proudly the landscape and streetscape because all you see is completed high rise buildings or high rise buildings under construction. You can no longer view the pleasant surroundings because the high rise buildings are in the way. This new Ryde Community is no longer the jewel of the hardworking community but the aftermath of overzealous development.
  • signed 2017-03-18 08:26:46 +1100
    High rises are an eye sore and the roads are congested enough as it is. I would prefer the approval of projects that benefit the local community.
  • signed 2017-03-17 19:10:13 +1100
  • signed 2017-03-17 18:25:46 +1100
  • signed via 2017-03-17 10:25:06 +1100
    Its a disgrace!!!!!!! The area is a concrete jungle with no new roads!
  • signed 2017-03-17 09:34:33 +1100
    Traffic on this section of Epping Rd and other major roads in close proximity , are already congested during peak hour.
  • signed 2017-03-17 08:10:08 +1100
  • signed 2017-03-16 23:20:14 +1100
  • signed 2017-03-16 21:03:48 +1100
  • signed 2017-03-16 20:42:33 +1100
  • signed 2017-03-16 17:16:01 +1100
    Need to maintain green space. Enough high rises going up in area and no change to public transport and roads.
  • signed 2017-03-16 17:12:29 +1100