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.