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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Philia Zioga
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Ugo Cernot
Troy Law
Sue Curry
Tricia Tonazzi
Marc Fogg
Brooke Lenon
Ruth Perram
Daniel Rossi
Paul Roberts
Yvonne McIntosh
Allan Beeston
Jude Thomas
Wade Shoesmith
Lisa Shoesmith
Leanne Clear
Philip Howe
Christopher Ridings
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Maria Moses
Kylie Bosman
William Currie
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  • Philia Zioga
    signed via 2018-04-20 21:08:44 +1000
    Philia Zioga
  • Aliaon Wingate
    signed via 2018-04-20 20:59:38 +1000
    Stop the over development and selling off to foreigners.

    Please start looking after Australia! !

    No more selling us out !!!
  • Michael Venner
    signed 2018-04-20 20:55:28 +1000
    Oh dear, they’ve already converted most of the local industrial land to units, so where will the new residents work to pay the mortgages for their expensive homes? In the city, traveling on the high speed ferries that are wrecking the Parramatta River and its foreshore. More ferries, more erosion, less amenities in Ryde but the developers must be allowed their profits.
  • Ugo Cernot
    signed 2018-04-20 20:55:12 +1000
  • Troy Law
    signed 2018-04-20 20:52:56 +1000
  • Sue Curry
    signed 2018-04-20 20:51:57 +1000
  • Tricia Tonazzi
    signed 2018-04-20 20:51:00 +1000
  • Marc Fogg
    signed 2018-04-20 20:49:46 +1000
    This is fucked.
  • Brooke Lenon
    signed 2018-04-20 20:46:24 +1000
    The state government will make zero infrastructure improvements to match housing development!
  • Ruth Perram
    signed 2018-04-20 20:27:08 +1000
    This is rampant overdevelopment which will not only destroy the amenity of our suburbs but will also put stress on our already overstretched infrastructure. This must not go ahead.
  • Yael Rottanburg
    posted about this on Facebook 2018-04-20 20:27:04 +1000
    Sign the petition: Protect Ryde
  • Daniel Rossi
    signed via 2018-04-20 20:25:36 +1000
    Illegal and organised crime. Without any thorough research or planning either.
  • Paul Roberts
    signed via 2018-04-20 20:10:53 +1000
  • Yvonne McIntosh
    signed 2018-04-20 20:09:27 +1000
  • Allan Beeston
    signed 2018-04-20 19:58:00 +1000
    The whole aspect is just money driven and has no thought of the implications that will occur due to these changes
  • Jude Thomas
    signed 2018-04-20 19:33:51 +1000
  • Wade Shoesmith
    signed 2018-04-20 19:17:49 +1000
    Our MP’s are elected to look after the Communities interests, not their own, the State Government has really gone too far this time!😞😞
  • Lisa Shoesmith
    signed 2018-04-20 19:11:16 +1000
    This is just over the top, I simply can’t believe that Anthony Roberts, and Victor Dominello have allowed this to happen!😞😞

    The State Government must own these two MP’s😜✨👶😞😞
  • Leanne Clear
    signed 2018-04-20 19:08:52 +1000
    Ryde and surrounding suburbs are already overdeveloped
  • Philip Howe
    signed 2018-04-20 19:04:23 +1000
    I left a message for Anthony Roberts, on his Facebook page, stating that with this new set of “rules”, he has basically handed Sydney over to the developers to destroy.. only the “Liberal Safe Seat” suburbs will be exempted.
  • Christopher Ridings
    signed 2018-04-20 18:54:09 +1000
  • Sarah de Jong
    signed 2018-04-20 18:52:04 +1000
  • Alison O'Shea
    signed 2018-04-20 18:45:04 +1000
  • Jodie Buddle
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    Sign the petition: Protect Ryde
  • steve drake
    signed 2018-04-20 18:29:59 +1000
  • Kylie Bosman
    posted about this on Facebook 2018-04-20 18:29:11 +1000
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  • Maria Moses
    signed 2018-04-20 18:29:06 +1000
  • Kylie Bosman
    signed 2018-04-20 18:28:43 +1000
  • William Currie
    signed 2018-04-20 18:25:34 +1000
  • Phillip Ward
    signed 2018-04-20 18:23:52 +1000