Anyone familiar with Ryde knows that overdevelopment is hurting our community.
Ryde Council’s planning laws are broken. Council’s Local Environment Plan (LEP) sets the rules for assessment of planning proposals across our community, and hasn’t been revised or updated since 2014. These laws could see as many as 15,000 lots in Ryde made available for medium density development. The most recent decision to support a 60 storey tower in Macquarie Park has brought our community to boiling point and highlights that Council’s LEP is failing our community.
Enough is enough. It’s time for action. The LEP must change and Council must do it.
As a community leader it is my job to find a solution. I am calling on the Planning Minister to freeze the approval of any further high density development by Ryde Council until a proper independent assessment has been undertaken to assess community impact. I am also requesting that the State Government halt the application of the new Low Rise Medium Density Housing Code in Ryde until Ryde Council consults the community and updates it’s LEP to ensure development is in line with community expectations.
We are sick of the overdevelopment. I have been fighting for years and it is time Council cleans it’s act up.
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