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. 

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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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  • Andrew Coombes
    signed 2018-04-23 22:22:50 +1000
  • Jessica Coombes
    signed 2018-04-23 22:18:44 +1000
    Liberal Party – please stop. We don’t want this.
  • Barbara Battin
    signed 2018-04-23 22:14:49 +1000
  • Mathew Toynton
    signed 2018-04-23 22:12:53 +1000
  • Tina Catalano
    signed 2018-04-23 22:02:15 +1000
    This is outrageous. Government better start listening to the voters. Stop this greed! Enough is enough.
  • Patrick Bragato
    signed 2018-04-23 21:59:46 +1000
  • Donna Armstrong
    signed 2018-04-23 21:52:03 +1000
  • Cathy Schafer
    signed 2018-04-23 21:48:21 +1000
  • Maddy Sharp
    signed 2018-04-23 21:29:40 +1000
  • John H
    signed 2018-04-23 21:14:36 +1000
    Build the Eastwood County Road.
  • Nicole Melanson
    signed 2018-04-23 16:09:51 +1000
  • Gary Mazloumian
    signed 2018-04-23 13:43:15 +1000
    It is sad to see sunny, bright, green and spacious homes being replaced by commercially built high rise that’s changing our landscape and choking our streets
  • Margaret Mayger
    signed 2018-04-23 13:39:41 +1000
  • Bev Debrincat
    signed 2018-04-23 13:31:44 +1000
    This move further disrupts habitat corridors and connections to the detriment of our native flora and fauna.
  • Julie McCabe
    signed 2018-04-23 13:28:15 +1000
  • Geoff Dowsett
    signed via 2018-04-23 12:59:11 +1000
    The Turnbull Federal Govt record high non refugee immigration intake is a destructive unsustainable corrupt big business crony Lieberal Party developer “donor” SCAM. Demand an end to ALL non refugee immigration NOW.
    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.
  • Phillip Knobbs
    signed via 2018-04-23 12:45:49 +1000
    Too many people already.
  • Mirjana Varga
    signed 2018-04-23 12:13:24 +1000
  • Henry Chong
    signed 2018-04-23 11:11:30 +1000
    What is Victor Dominello doing about this?
  • Peter Lane
    signed 2018-04-23 10:56:12 +1000
    Here we go yet again. More development in Sydney and in particular in a select few suburbs. All the good reasons why people once moved to Sydney and wanted to live here are being eroded away by this NSW Government. As is already happening, people are now leaving Sydney. When will this government get it?
  • Bruce McIntosh
    signed 2018-04-23 10:43:09 +1000
  • Anne Toynton
    signed 2018-04-23 10:35:31 +1000
  • Trevor Bird
    signed 2018-04-23 09:50:42 +1000
    In Ryde, schools are already over crowded and with non-residents parking in streets such as Tarrants Ave during the working week. The street can take only one car at a time, intersections are a hazard with poor visibility and there often collisions or near misses.
  • Valerie Bird
    signed 2018-04-23 09:35:31 +1000
    Ryde’s streets are already too full of cars – both driving and parking. The schools are brimming over with students. People feel stressed with higher density living.
  • Glen Conatie
    signed 2018-04-23 09:25:58 +1000
  • David King
    signed 2018-04-23 08:58:10 +1000
    Enough is enough. Our entire area is being impacted and the people who live in it need to live through these poor decisions made by people who don’t care. Stop this over development. Sydney is full and so is Ryde. Our roads cannot cope!!
  • Natalie Hayden
    signed 2018-04-23 08:42:05 +1000
    There is no infrastructure to house any more people…..we need parks & schools and traffic that flows, look at Lane cove and Epping road of a morning trying to get to work…..it is a total joke, it doesn’t need any more cars.
  • Lisa Murnane
    signed 2018-04-23 07:42:39 +1000
  • Denise Daber
    signed via 2018-04-23 07:36:47 +1000
    Denise Daber
  • Julie Wilson
    signed 2018-04-23 07:19:31 +1000