Protect Ryde

On 6 April 2018, NSW Liberal planning Minster the Hon. Anthony Roberts announced a new housing code which will apply to the City of Ryde.

Starting 6 July 2018, these changes will allow for even more over-development in our City. They allow for increased medium density uses in low density zones, and they are against the wishes of our community and the Council who voted unanimously to oppose these changes in December 2016.

Ryde has taken its fair share of development over the years, and up until recently, our low density middle was off limits. Now the State Government are opening up the entire city to over-development. 

The Key points are: 

 The Liberal State Government have targeted at least 9 local government areas with these changes, including the City of Ryde

 They have changed definitions, which will allow terrace housing and blocks of flats (known as Manor homes) in low density zones effective July 6 this year!

 Duplex lots will go from a 20m frontage minimum to a 12m frontage minimum. That’s 14464 potential duplex sites in Ryde and a potential for 32,000 new residents almost immediately. 

 Blocks of flats (manor homes) will be able to be built on 600sqm lots with 15m frontage. Manor homes are currently prohibited in Ryde’s low density zones. 

 Terrace housing can be build on lots of 900sqm and 18m frontage. Terrace housing is currently prohibited in Ryde’s low density zones. 

 Our 2016 submission to the Government against these changes, were totally ignored. 


To: The Hon. Anthony Roberts MP, Member for Lane Cove, Minister for Planning

CC: The Hon. Victor Dominello MP, Member for Ryde, Minister for Finance, Services and Property

Dear Mr Roberts and Mr Dominello,

I believe that your latest over-development attack on Ryde has gone too far. Ryde has been a target for your Government for too long. Firstly, 13,000 units along Epping Road and now you have made changes so that even our low density suburbs can be targeted by developers.

Our schools are already overcrowded. Our roads are already clogged and hospitals have long waiting lists. Enough.

I demand that you do not proceed with changes that are due to take effect on 6 July 2018. 

Ryde does not want rows of terrace housing in our quiet neighbourhoods.

Ryde does not want blocks of flats (Manor homes) in our cul-de-sacs or opposite our schools.

We do not want a minimum 12-metre frontage for duplexes across the City.

We will not stand for these changes and demand an immediate reversal of your plans. If they proceed, they will destroy what makes Ryde great.

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  • signed 2018-04-25 22:16:34 +1000
  • signed 2018-04-25 20:34:22 +1000
    How dare the state government change the building styles of the City of Ryde. We bought houses in Ryde because we liked way the city was designed. If we wanted to live in a high density area that is where we would have purchased! DO’NT CHANGE THE CiTY OF RYDE THAT ITS RESIDENTS LOVE. I’ve lived here for over 40 years and I don’t want my surroundings changed to what will be the slums of tomorrow. That is what happens to over development after it has been up for a few years.
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  • signed 2018-04-25 00:50:33 +1000
    fully objective
  • signed 2018-04-24 20:13:42 +1000
  • signed 2018-04-24 19:57:44 +1000
    Ryde is being over developed to the point of utter stupidity. All those making these decisions do not live here and are destroying the wonderful community that has made this area their home. Stop giving the developers whatever they want and start taking the existing community into account. Try doing to Hunters Hill what you are doing to Ryde , that won’t happen too many paid up members or benefactors to a particular party.
  • signed 2018-04-24 18:28:27 +1000
    Holdmark is owned by a Lebanese company based in Beirut. Do they care about Meadowbank?
  • signed 2018-04-24 17:36:01 +1000
    I may not live in your jurisdiction Mayor Laxale, but I fully support your stance in sticking up for your residents and THEIR suburb.

    Greedy developers and their “mates” in parliament don’t care about local residents or their quality of life – it’s all about the profits for them and to hell with the consequences born by everyone else.

    Because if this can happen in Ryde, it can happen (and is happening) all over Sydney – it needs to be stopped !

    Also, I think it is worth noting, that although you don’t have a say on it at a local or even at a state level, it needs to be said that the permanent migration rate into Sydney is the primary cause behind Sydney’s break-neck population growth which is in turn fuelling this insane overdevelopment.

    And the loss of habitat, heritage, character and amenity associated with this insane overdevelopment is irreparably changing these areas and turning them into modern-day slums and ghettos.

    So please stop this overdevelopment, it’s absolutely killing our suburbs !!!
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  • signed 2018-04-24 13:52:55 +1000
    Enough is aeough
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  • signed 2018-04-24 10:02:00 +1000
    So over you Gladys and your liberal fed mates destroying our way of living and our habitat with your Ponzi scheme . Nor do I forget the developers who you have made very rich.

    Can’t wait to vote you and Turnbull OUT!!!
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  • signed 2018-04-24 08:23:56 +1000
    Not enough facilities to cope with the influx we’ve already taken into our community. The Liberals are creating a ghetto in our back yards. It’s time to stop this insanity now!
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