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

Rosemary Luff
Robert Luff
Richard Latham
Mae Villanueva
Rachel Whiteley
Jillian Rolls
Susan Gore
Maria Bradley
Katy Kaps
Luke Coles
Colin Waring
Catherine Chan
Henry Ge
Justin Rockett
Geoff Dowsett
Louise Colclough
Bryan Purcell
Nina Covre
David Samuelsdorff
David Bennett
Dorrit Balletti
Max Breckenridge
Bev Debrincat
Brigid Dowsett
Vili Cubelic
Sheryl Young
Matt Palmer
Wies Schuiringa
Jono Williamson
310 signatures

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  • Rosemary Luff
    signed 2018-06-12 20:28:36 +1000
  • Robert Luff
    signed 2018-06-12 20:09:51 +1000
  • Richard Latham
    signed 2018-06-12 15:52:09 +1000
  • Mae Villanueva
    signed 2018-06-12 12:50:35 +1000
  • Rachel Whiteley
    signed 2018-06-12 11:05:22 +1000
  • Jillian Rolls
    signed 2018-06-12 08:13:10 +1000
  • Susan Gore
    signed 2018-06-11 21:00:58 +1000
  • Maria Bradley
    signed via 2018-06-11 20:35:31 +1000
  • Katy Kaps
    followed this page 2018-06-11 20:19:59 +1000
  • Katy Kaps
    signed 2018-06-11 20:19:31 +1000
    Insane! Overcrowding, parking issues in shopping centres, road damage/potholes due to construction vehicles – safety issue for bikes, car damage. Traffic nightmares. Ugly balconies with laundry facing the main roads. And are these units making housing affordable ??? Certainly not for our Australians kids!!!
  • Luke Coles
    signed 2018-06-11 20:01:52 +1000
  • Colin Waring
    signed 2018-06-11 19:54:33 +1000
    Enough is Enough…Liberals out in Ryde and Bennelong
  • Catherine Chan
    signed 2018-06-11 19:33:16 +1000
    Ryde residents already have major difficulties just getting out of their streets due to the increased traffic caused by unplanned overdevelopment in our once peaceful suburb. Our streets are clogged with parked cars making them dangerous one car only passage ways! Our area is at saturation point now let alone adding in another 3500 apartments. Please listen
  • Henry Ge
    signed 2018-06-11 19:33:15 +1000
  • Justin Rockett
    signed 2018-06-11 18:55:04 +1000
  • Geoff Dowsett
    signed 2018-06-11 16:47:10 +1000
  • Louise Colclough
    signed 2018-06-11 15:52:20 +1000
  • Bryan Purcell
    signed 2018-06-11 15:47:35 +1000
    Given the significant impact of climate change we cannot afford to degrade our environment further by the removal of such a significant number of trees. Our children’s and grandkids future is dependent upon the Government making decisions that enhances the environment. With the State election around the corner it is hoped the Government will reconsider its position.
  • Nina Covre
    signed 2018-06-11 15:35:40 +1000
    You should see my back yard now… From there I can see lovely top Ryde shops with apartments looking onto me..with just finished 5 levels with lounges looking directly into my back yard..half sun gone by 12pm..half gone by 3pm..with a bit sun further up, because the next 5 level apartments now looking across back yard..oh and both of those have 33 ish apartments each. And to finish with next to house is the lovely apartments of 16 has their kitchens looking into our back yard from other angle into our backyard..IM NOW CLOSED IN LIKE A FORTRESSAND YOU SHOULD SEE THE CRACKS INSIDE THE HOUSEEVERY ROOM. We are on to it, because I wouldn’t want to die if the house falls on us, would I? We live in fear of this now every day.

    It’s so nice hearing multiple voices coming from everywhere now..weekends are great…you get to hear people having get togetherness till all hours sometimes..That’s just 2 blocks..Soon the other block are moving, I can’t wait!..

    Thanks Mr. Dominello
  • David Samuelsdorff
    signed 2018-06-11 06:47:24 +1000
  • David Bennett
    signed 2018-06-10 16:03:57 +1000
    3500 units would roughly equate to over 5000 residents with over 4000 cars. This is an insane proposal, especially since there is a ‘Proposed School’ which will further increase the traffic, as children are delivered and collected by even more vehicles from outside the area. The amount of highrise already built and under construction will no doubt create a slum in North Ryde as the buildings and infrastructure age into the future. The Invanhoe Place development is only 25 years old and has to be knocked down due to lack of investment by Housing NSW and the lack of care and pride taken by a minority of its residents. With a different mix of residents, owner occupiers and a Government that listens to Council’s planners – we may have a more sustainable outcome. Reduce the scale of this development or a slum will definitely develop within 10 years.

    For the people who have already paid good money to buy residential units in the North Ryde, Herring and Waterloo Roads precincts, this over development and potential slum – will tragically reduce the value of your investment and expected quality of life.
  • Dorrit Balletti
    signed via 2018-06-10 15:10:51 +1000
  • Max Breckenridge
    signed 2018-06-10 14:23:12 +1000
  • Bev Debrincat
    signed 2018-06-10 13:16:21 +1000
    We at The Habitat community nursery have been working on a small bird habitat corridor along Shrimptons Creek for the past 5 years with our volunteers. This project will remove important habitat connections for this creekline to Wilga Park and the Lane Cove River via Macquarie University. This creekline has had many assaults on it already and has many issues – this over development will compound those issues significantly. Biodiversity offsets paid to somewhere else randomly in NSW will also not be of any help.
  • Brigid Dowsett
    signed 2018-06-10 10:02:20 +1000
  • Vili Cubelic
    signed 2018-06-10 07:54:48 +1000
  • Sheryl Young
    signed 2018-06-09 23:23:27 +1000
    Ryde Councul please stop th is ludicrous iver development
  • Matt Palmer
    signed 2018-06-09 23:13:09 +1000
    Traffic is insane in the area and especially Coles. How is Epping station going to handle thousands more people?
  • Wies Schuiringa
    signed 2018-06-09 22:18:32 +1000
    I drove through the Ivanhoe estate yesterday as I had not done this before. It is a fairly large area however to have 3500 units would mean e.g. 35 blocks of 100 units each or e.g. 18 block of 200 units each, with one block of 100 units. It will be worse than what is happening in Meadowbank and that is a frightening development. So many tall blocks of units with so little room between them with roads that are like tunnels.

    The plans for the Ivanhoe estate is development gone mad. Please review what constitutes a new livable community.
  • Jono Williamson
    signed 2018-06-09 22:00:47 +1000