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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  • Naji Bejjani
    signed 2018-04-20 17:26:20 +1000
    Go Jerome, let’s stop those Bastards…!!!
  • Rosalie Jardine
    posted about this on Facebook 2018-04-20 17:26:18 +1000
    Rosalie Jardine
  • Rosalie Jardine
    signed 2018-04-20 17:25:33 +1000
    I hate what the Liberal Government are doing to this suburb
  • Annette Smith
    signed 2018-04-20 17:23:46 +1000
    Overdevelopment at Meadowbank, Top Ryde and along the Epping Highway at North Ryde has seen the construction of a concrete jungle of very tall buildings which have no architectural value beyond fitting in as many “little boxes” as possible. The congestion along Lane Cove Road is now reported to be one of the worst traffic gridlocks in Sydney and has ruined the ease with which Ryde City residents can negotiate their own streets. Not a single new bus stop has been provided and the three new railway stations are about to be closed as public infrastructure tries to play “catch up”. There has been not a single new public park created. Despite having thousands of new rate payers squashed into concrete towers and no extra public facilities being provided, our council rates have increased. And now, having sold off the primary school on Epping HIghway and the old North Ryde/Peterboard HIgh we now find ourselves in the farcical position of buying the high school back because of the sudden, huge increase in school aged population. Ryde City residents are now bearing the brunt of decades of short sighted decisions. Politicians of all persuasions are too busy listening to the lobby groups funded by developers (none of whom live in Ryde!) and too little time listening to the people who have elected them. None of us can remember voting for anyone promoting massive residential development and this has been foisted upon the residents of Ryde after elections and with the State Govt over riding our elected Ryde Council’’s building codes. This disregard of rate payers concerns is an indication of the contempt with which the general voting public is held by State Government planning bodies. We the people are losing all confidence in our public institutions with good reason.
  • Rachel O'Shea
    signed 2018-04-20 17:22:36 +1000
    Enough now!! We are creating vertical slums and destroying this beautiful city. Also, how about filling the units already built?
  • Dave Noble
    signed 2018-04-20 17:21:27 +1000
  • Ivan Valenta
    signed 2018-04-20 17:17:46 +1000
  • Julie Maley
    signed 2018-04-20 17:16:23 +1000
  • Barbara Bryan
    signed 2018-04-20 17:16:06 +1000
    I bought my home only two years ago (as my own home for later life as over 60) – as it is in a quiet street and backs onto a bushland reserve (I absolutely adore the daily birdsong, tree cover and open space). Already there are three new duplex developments in my street within that period, PLUS three more houses demolished and being replaced with much bigger new houses. Thus all trees are removed but never replaced with even small bushes….only more and more concrete and paving (repeated in other streets nearby also).

    I would totally LOSE my quality of life with this scenario and would thus be forced to move OUT OF SYDNEY altogether to find somewhere peaceful where there are still adequate trees and birdlife to enjoy to maintain my mental and emotional health !!
  • Sue Broune
    signed 2018-04-20 17:16:06 +1000
  • Ray Brown
    signed 2018-04-20 17:14:49 +1000
  • Dennis English
    signed 2018-04-20 17:14:22 +1000
    There are to many units now.Everywhere you look units.
  • Peter Brown
    signed 2018-04-20 17:12:45 +1000
    We already have far too much high rise development in the area and traffic is becoming desperate
  • Ron Lister
    signed 2018-04-20 17:12:23 +1000
  • patrick de vos
    signed 2018-04-20 17:12:20 +1000
    patrick de vos
  • Briana Giraldi
    signed 2018-04-20 17:11:40 +1000
  • Andrew Brown
    signed 2018-04-20 17:08:11 +1000
    Its gone far enough.

    Lets get the current lot finished AND OCCUPIED before we throw any more up – and I mean vomit…
  • Peter Raptis
    signed via 2018-04-20 17:06:08 +1000
    Peter Raptis
  • Marilyn Marsden
    signed 2018-04-20 17:05:32 +1000
  • Armen Gakavian
    signed 2018-04-20 17:03:38 +1000
    Armen Gakavian
  • Mirasol Millalos
    signed 2018-04-20 17:03:22 +1000
  • Michael Costello
    signed 2018-04-20 17:03:07 +1000
  • Cynthia Liljeqvist
    signed 2018-04-20 17:02:35 +1000
  • George Papageorgiou
    signed 2018-04-20 17:01:05 +1000
    Protect Ryde
  • Donna Mundey
    signed 2018-04-20 17:00:20 +1000
  • Dennis Giraldi
    signed 2018-04-20 16:56:31 +1000
  • Christopher Swan
    signed 2018-04-20 16:54:59 +1000
  • Elicia Swan
    signed 2018-04-20 16:52:56 +1000
  • Jaslyn Martin
    signed 2018-04-20 16:52:01 +1000
  • Kathryn Chivers
    signed 2018-04-20 16:51:31 +1000