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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  • Dennis Petkovich
    signed 2018-04-20 16:51:21 +1000
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  • Milica Poljak
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  • Gary Brownlee
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  • Michelle Battin
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  • Janani Slater
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  • Jessica Matthews
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  • Anne Pratt
    signed 2018-04-19 09:03:01 +1000
    Traffic is already very heavy and gets worse each day. Public transport buses are full after only a couple of stops. Streets are becoming car parks.
  • Christian Bellee
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  • Jane Wilcox
    signed 2018-04-18 14:20:24 +1000
    Try putting some infrastructure in first to support all these extra dwellings. It’s seldom you see extra schools, hospitals etc be built, and more people just puts extra strain on our community who are the teachers, who are the nurses, who are our family.
  • Jessica Forrest
    signed 2018-04-18 09:44:13 +1000
  • Melissa Denaro
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  • Vicki Colmer
    signed 2018-04-18 08:52:01 +1000
  • Catherine Chan
    signed 2018-04-18 08:39:01 +1000
    Our Beautiful Ryde is being destroyed. Enough is enough. Our whole way of life has been changed without us having any say. People come to Australia to escape overdevelopment in their own countries, and our government is now hell bent on making Sydney just another crowded city like the ones people don’t want to live in., hence why they love Australia. Please listen before it’s all too late.
  • Lorraine Forrest
    signed 2018-04-18 07:50:03 +1000
    We need better transport and schools, pre-schools and hospitals and parks before we start thinking about more people
  • Rebecca Forrest
    signed 2018-04-18 07:34:52 +1000
  • Charlotte Lyndon
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  • Ryan Marshall
    signed 2018-04-17 09:34:01 +1000
    Enough is enough!
  • Glynis Heydon
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  • Karen O'Toole
    signed 2018-04-15 17:30:58 +1000
    Our property has been owned by our family for over 60yrs. I was born in Ryde Hospital. We are looking to sell our property in order to escape the high rise buildings and over development that has created utter chaos around us. Our gorgeous historical suburb is ruined. Bennelong must be turning over in his unmarked grave.

    How do you sleep at night having caused this mess?
  • Alison Glendining
    signed 2018-04-15 07:17:33 +1000