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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Louise Garner
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Sheryl Young
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Mark McLennan
Peter Aylett
Stan Hogan
Tony Clews
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Dawn Bonnici
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Monika Newman
Richard Horsfield
Katherine Israel
Marie Sillars
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Robert Tonkli
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  • Louise Garner
    signed 2018-04-21 08:56:47 +1000
    Stop the over development of Ryde, what has always been a great suburb to live in, is now becoming a nightmare! Over crowding, traffic congestion and increased crime.
  • Amanda Jacobs
    signed 2018-04-21 08:50:03 +1000
  • Barry Shirley
    signed 2018-04-21 08:16:24 +1000
    Why are you NOW supporting overdevelopment Mr Dominello?

    How can we ever vote for the NSW Liberals ever again???
  • Katherine Douglas
    signed 2018-04-21 08:12:07 +1000
  • Louise Colclough
    signed 2018-04-21 08:08:54 +1000
  • Josie Forte
    signed 2018-04-21 08:05:32 +1000
    No more enough is enough!
  • Lorrie Mardones
    posted about this on Facebook 2018-04-21 08:01:46 +1000
    Sign the petition: Protect Ryde
  • Loretto Mardones
    signed 2018-04-21 08:01:11 +1000
  • Rod Matthews
    signed via 2018-04-21 07:46:28 +1000
  • Nicole Starling
    signed 2018-04-21 07:15:24 +1000
  • Pauline Condon
    signed 2018-04-21 06:50:47 +1000
    People want to live in houses and have a backyard.
  • giuseppe Liantonio
    signed 2018-04-21 06:22:26 +1000
  • Sheryl Young
    signed 2018-04-21 05:57:21 +1000
    COME ON RYDE COUNCIL YOU MUST FIGHT THIS. This change is ridiculous. Almost every house sold in Ryde over the last few years has been turned into a 2 storey eyesore, or a duplex, with some of them not caring at all about the condition or look of the road frontage, or taking care of the grass verge between the road and footpath. There is mostly no thought given to blending with the existing streetscape either in house design or landscapong. This suburb is losing its character and beautiful old houses. WE DO NOT NEED MORE HIGH DENSITY DEVELOPMENT.. Allowing even more higher density buildings is just going to encourage more money hungry non caring developers to continue destroying this suburb. Current planning rules already allow more than enough abuse of existing residents in regards to loss of privacy and incidental heating from sunlight, with some simgle storey houses being closed in on 2 or 3 sides. Traffic is already horrendous around Bowden street and surrounding streets, with Parkes st being used as a speedway by many vehicles to avoid congestion on surrounding roads.
  • David James
    signed 2018-04-21 05:03:27 +1000
  • Mary Zarate
    signed via 2018-04-21 03:50:18 +1000
  • Mark McLennan
    signed 2018-04-21 03:08:22 +1000
  • Peter Aylett
    signed 2018-04-20 23:34:29 +1000
  • Stan Hogan
    signed 2018-04-20 23:04:13 +1000
    This proposal is a step towards over development, why do these changes need to occur? – Trying to destroy the general streetscape in the area, not forgetting, as to where all the extra cars are going to park. Many streets in Ryde are now blocked and difficult to drive down when cars are parked each side of the road, this sort of over development is just going to make things worse.
  • Tony Clews
    signed 2018-04-20 22:57:46 +1000
  • Jim McLean
    signed 2018-04-20 22:37:21 +1000
    Jim McLean
  • Sue Nosti
    signed 2018-04-20 22:12:54 +1000
  • Dawn Bonnici
    signed via 2018-04-20 21:59:48 +1000
    This is a tragety forthe people of Ryde. Beautiful homes lovely gardens and beautiful trees all. Will be disgusted destroyed so you can sell to foreign buyers (Chinese including the Chinese Government) you must think we are all stupid. You have destroyed Macquarie Business Park which will leave thousands of people without work in the area. Now the bus terminal is being moved miles from the station, shops, university and hospital. Where’s your brains? Who are you trying to please. DISGUSTED
  • Ted Nixon
    signed 2018-04-20 21:54:13 +1000
  • Sharon Swanborough
    signed 2018-04-20 21:52:02 +1000
  • Monika Newman
    signed via 2018-04-20 21:41:28 +1000
    Fighting on behalf of all our Sydney suburbs. My area is the same now, full of high rise!!!
  • Richard Horsfield
    signed 2018-04-20 21:32:56 +1000
  • Katherine Israel
    signed 2018-04-20 21:22:34 +1000
  • Marie Sillars
    signed 2018-04-20 21:21:39 +1000
    I have no words, this destruction of Ryde is downright disgusting…shame, shame, shame!
  • Wies Schuiringa
    signed 2018-04-20 21:13:23 +1000
  • Robert Tonkli
    signed 2018-04-20 21:10:26 +1000
    Why isnt Victor Dominello opposing this? Why is Anthony Roberts providing an exemption for Lane Cove? As a Ryde resident, I am horrified.