Save Ivanhoe

Despite promising an end to over-development "madness" the State Government have thundered ahead with their plans to build a 3500 unit monster development at the Ivanhoe Estate.

In a 76 page submission, Ryde Council has raised serious concerns about the NSW Government’s plans to build 3500 new dwellings on the corner of Herring and Epping roads at Ivanhoe Estate, warning that the new priority precinct will result in the destruction of endangered Sydney Turpentine Ironbark Forest and more traffic congestion on local roads.

The 3500 units set to replace the old Ivanhoe estate represents a 1250% increase on the 259 dwellings to be demolished by the NSW Government.

Member for Ryde, the Hon. Victor Dominello, has trumpeted the redevelopment of Ivanhoe Estate as a way for the Ryde community “to reap the benefits of community growth”.

Tell Mr Dominello and the State Government that we have had enough. Sign my petition to help Save Ivanhoe, and abolish priority precincts in Macquarie Park, North Ryde and Epping.


Mr Dominello,

Recently you said you wanted to stop the over-development "madness" in Ryde. How then is your Government thundering ahead with 3,500 unit monster development at the Ivanhoe estate in Ryde?

You've said Ryde has taken it's fair share; then why are you increasing density by 1250% on the site?

I oppose the removal of 858 trees and the destruction of the endangered ecological forest.

I object to the impact this monster will have on the Shrimptons Creek ecological corridor.

I am sick of sitting in traffic across our City, only to be made worse by this proposal which you support.

How can you say one thing in Ryde, and do another thing in Parliament? Stand with the Council and please abolish your priority precincts in North Ryde, Macquarie Park and Epping.


Concerned Resident.


Who's signing

Asher Wolfson
Evgeny Filatov
Barbara Johnson
Ruth Perram
Mark Horton
Kate Alway
Cathy Rytmeister
Emma Reeves
Peter Reeves
John Reeves
Jill Hartley
Joanne Spangaro
Ted Nixon
John Boyle
Romulo Fulo
Shirley Zhang
Pawel Lewandowski
Lyn Kroes
Sascha Clark
John Kelly
Rebecca Fernandez
Lynne Moffat
Alison Horn
Glenn Aston
Maddy Sharp
Jennifer Lake
Phoebe Dangerfield
Cameron Wilkinson
Kathleen Olbenario
Jacky Sweeney
310 signatures

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Showing 234 reactions

  • Asher Wolfson
    signed 2019-01-16 22:13:42 +1100
  • Evgeny Filatov
    signed 2018-09-16 07:48:17 +1000
    I only lived in Ryde for 3 years, near Herring Rd. In just 3 years, the development is making this great suburb into a Hong Kong, which is overdeveloped to the extreme. The people with properties hate to see their properties devalued because of heavier traffic, lost views, etc. So many completely ridiculous and out of touch decisions by the state government. Herring Rd had been completely ruined in a very short time frame. Would hate to see other streets turn into the disaster Herring Rd had become.
  • Barbara Johnson
    signed 2018-07-30 14:07:27 +1000
    this is surely the most ill-considered and disastrous plan yet/ thanks for your efforts, Jerome – keep up the good work
  • Ruth Perram
    signed 2018-07-18 12:05:37 +1000
  • Mark Horton
    signed 2018-07-18 10:55:59 +1000
    This development at Ryde continues the pattern already set in the Meadowbank precinct and is way over the top in terms of densification. More trees lost just like the destruction of forest to build the Northern Beaches Hospital and massive road system at Frenchs Forest
  • Kate Alway
    signed 2018-07-04 14:42:57 +1000
    I already suffer traffic jams whenever I try to leave home, and while I sit in them I look at the trees I live here for, broken up by aggressive, sharp edged skyscrapers. I know that when they are all full, the traffic will be worse – especially while our train line is down – and leaving the house will be even more depressing.

    This is a beautiful area, and between the trees, a university and a monster shopping centre we have some of the things we need. However as the uni locks up its playing fields and makes itself more expensive, and the shops focus on expensive fashion instead of what a community needs, we have little to facilitate community health and cohesion. We cannot support the population we have, let alone a vast increase. Converting a perfectly good area into a dormitory city is terrible town planning; turning it into a shrine to consumption is no better.

    Please leave our suburb alone. We need our low income housing, we need our shelter back. We need accessible transport, even at night, or somewhere to put all the cars we need without it (preferably the former). We need to look after our old, our poor and our vulnerable, who are being pushed out. We don’t need to give everything away to make the developers rich.
  • Cathy Rytmeister
    signed 2018-07-04 11:57:47 +1000
  • Emma Reeves
    signed 2018-07-03 22:53:48 +1000
  • Peter Reeves
    signed 2018-06-29 00:47:25 +1000
  • John Reeves
    signed 2018-06-28 21:53:26 +1000
  • Jill Hartley
    signed 2018-06-28 10:54:02 +1000

    This awful destruction of a specifically designed and purpose built precinct for people who need social housing that was established inthe 1980’s is just disgraceful to say the least. The appalling removal of trees & established biodiversity on the site purely & simply in the name of greed is rediculous – and don’t start me on the RMS plans for removing over 100 trees around Herring & Waterloo Rds.

    Where is Member for Ryde Victor Dominello – missing in ( lack of ) action???
  • Joanne Spangaro
    signed 2018-06-28 10:53:04 +1000
  • Ted Nixon
    signed 2018-06-26 14:53:28 +1000
  • John Boyle
    signed 2018-06-21 16:22:49 +1000
    I strongly oppose the Ivanhoe Estate redevelopment.

    The existing Ivanhoe Estate development and its former public tenant cohort appears to have been an apt usage of the site, in contrast to the proposed gross overdevelopment of the site-with its height, bulk, scale and density-that are all more in keeping with those of other places, rather than of Ryde.

    The outrageous, proposed, removal of 858 trees, together with the senseless destruction of the endangered ecologic urban forest, seems irrational and unacceptable. Instead, this important stand of Iron Bark trees, that are of high conservation and heritage value, and in a Powerful Owl habitat, is a reason it is so important to protect this site.

    Additionally, the retention of the valuable tree cover to the site’s curtilage is essential for our health: “Sydney university researchers have found that plans for the next 15 years to increase Sydney’s tree canopy cover by 50 per cent would have a bigger impact on reducing air pollution – including dust, dirt and smoke-than if the city were to reduce traffic. It is trees and canopy density that are the important in reducing air pollution and particulates. Trees and their canopies help with the deposition and dispersal of particulate pollution, responsible for cancers and respiratory diseases, like asthma.” UTS.

    And, unfortunately, recent tree canopy research suggests that Ryde Council’s district is one where tree canopy loss and hard surfaces has grown fastest!

    Furthermore, such an overdevelopment of the Ivanhoe Estate would render already serious traffic congestion worse. Such, mindless overdevelopment has already hastened the clogged traffic conditions that we are now experiencing across Sydney, and Ryde in particular, that would be further exacerbated by yet another extreme overdevelopment.

    We do not want another ‘Meadowbank’ catastrophe in Macquarie Business Park!

    The seeming unplanned, rampant, densification and overdevelopment together with a lack of a business case, EIS, meaningful prior community consultation, or population policy, with appropriate supportive infrastructure are ruining our once engaging city’s liveability, amenity and environmental sustainability. Furthermore, any impact by such irrational development upon the important Shrimptons Creek ecological corridor, is totally unacceptable

    The Council of the City of Ryde was duly elected by we residents’ of Ryde to determine matters such as development within our City of Ryde. Accordingly, the NSW Department of Planning and Environment should not make development decisions inimical to those of our elected City of Ryde Council, that has had the foresight and wisdom to establish the Macquarie Business Park, and is to be commended for satisfactorily nurturing its built and natural environment, to today’s high ideal, standard, consistent with appropriate height, bulk and scale, that now appears to being undermined by the Liberal government’s illogical, densification and overdevelopment policies.
  • Romulo Fulo
    signed 2018-06-21 07:50:25 +1000
    Please give space for natures and animals thats an assets for a comfortable peaceful suburban
  • Shirley Zhang
    signed via 2018-06-20 22:06:53 +1000
  • Pawel Lewandowski
    signed 2018-06-20 08:28:14 +1000
  • Lyn Kroes
    signed 2018-06-19 17:52:43 +1000
    Please create pleasant living spaces so that people can thrive. No-one thrives in a ghetto
  • Sascha Clark
    signed 2018-06-19 13:06:44 +1000
    Stop development in Sydney!! Start infrastructure like a new metro. No more roads, no more developments. Enough!
  • John Kelly
    signed 2018-06-19 09:34:59 +1000
  • Rebecca Fernandez
    signed 2018-06-18 11:26:50 +1000
    Enough already. Stop money grubbing for instant development and start using some evidence based practice to develop a suatainable development pkan for tge future.
  • Lynne Moffat
    signed 2018-06-17 18:14:00 +1000
    The proposed development of Ivanhoe is overdevelopment on a completely unacceptable scale. Use some sense and abandon the idea of priority precincts in North Ryde, Macquarie Park and Epping. This part of Sydney is far too crowded already. The infrastructure can’t cope now.
  • Alison Horn
    signed 2018-06-17 13:33:45 +1000
  • Glenn Aston
    signed 2018-06-17 13:03:25 +1000
  • Maddy Sharp
    signed 2018-06-16 17:05:41 +1000
  • Jennifer Lake
    signed 2018-06-15 18:52:55 +1000
  • Phoebe Dangerfield
    signed 2018-06-14 15:10:04 +1000
  • Cameron Wilkinson
    signed 2018-06-14 14:55:41 +1000
    Overdevelopment will haunt our future and our children.
  • Kathleen Olbenario
    signed 2018-06-13 21:23:37 +1000
    Ryde was originally my home. It’s a perfect area the way it is. It shouldn’t be touched.
  • Jacky Sweeney
    signed 2018-06-12 21:24:38 +1000