Save Ryde

I need your help to Save Ryde from being a State Government target for over development. 

  • Between 2014-2018, 63% of all dwellings in Ryde were approved by the Liberal State Government
  • The Liberals have imposed an enormous 7600 new dwelling target on Ryde, to be delivered in 5 years.
  • From 2011, State Government dominated planning panels have approved more than 50 developments comprising of more than 10,000 dwellings in Ryde. Download the full list here.

Please sign the petition below.


The Hon. Victor Dominello

Member for Ryde

Dear Mr Dominello,

You and your government have targeted Ryde with over development for too long. Our schools are full, our roads are clogged and State infrastructure just isn't keeping up.

We demand that you abolish Priority Precincts in North Ryde and Macquarie Park and that you exempt Ryde completely from your State Government Medium Density Housing Code.


A concerned Ryde Resident

Who's signing

Marisa Coluccio
Doreen Chan
Marta Nascimben
Keith Taylor
Lynne Moffat
Helen Philp
Glenda Thorpe
Danilo Fadda
Nelly Gil Lenis
Richard Garfield
Salvatore Zavaglia
Sonya Di Michiel
Amanda Ng
John Davey
Patricia Cleary
Wen Lu
James Deng
Emily Ham
Rishi Punjabi
Kath Lee
Jione Mataere
Annette Smith
Mark Schaafsma
Don Greenwood
Joyce Zhang
Rowland chow
Karen Then
Steve G
109 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Marisa Coluccio
    signed 2018-11-17 09:32:29 +1100
    Stop squashing people into Sydney. Some areas wil become slums.
  • Doreen Chan
    signed 2018-11-13 23:50:04 +1100
    Too much traffic!
  • Marta Nascimben
    signed 2018-11-09 11:52:15 +1100
  • Keith Taylor
    signed 2018-11-08 14:56:56 +1100
  • Lynne Moffat
    signed 2018-11-08 09:42:31 +1100
  • Helen Philp
    signed 2018-11-04 20:42:56 +1100
    Traffic is dreadful and getting worse, and don’t tell me people who live in units don’t drive cars!!
  • Glenda Thorpe
    signed 2018-11-03 23:36:50 +1100
    This over development is criminal to say the least. T’would be interesting to know if similar developments are approved and taking place where Victor Dominello resides and of course, as most folks know, there is no development that is scheduled to take place where the premier, Gladys Berejiklian resides in Northbridge. Who will inhabit these high rise towers? Where are these people coming from? The Ryde Council, Victor Dominello, Gladys Berejiklian etc etc are not to be trusted. My family and I and my friends will certainly not be voting for these untrustworthy politicians. We feel so let down, we feel cheated of our lifestyle, and we hope that the community can find a way to stop these monstrous high rise apartment tower constructions from progressing, as well as stopping the State Government’s anticipated Medium Density Housing Code.
  • Danilo Fadda
    signed 2018-11-03 10:11:34 +1100
  • Nelly Gil Lenis
    signed 2018-11-03 10:08:30 +1100
  • Richard Garfield
    signed 2018-11-02 15:57:48 +1100
    I have also signed the liberal party petition. I don’t care who solves this problem! The real issue is unsustainable population growth, which I’m happy to see is starting to gain attention, but much more needs to be done in that respect. I was once a Labor voter but now tend to vote for Sustainable Australia.
  • Salvatore Zavaglia
    signed 2018-11-01 12:44:01 +1100
  • Sonya Di Michiel
    signed 2018-10-31 19:39:12 +1100
    I worry for the landscape of Ryde and what it will do to our community. The aesthetics of Ryde is changing from having a balance between housing and green areas into a concrete jungle. No thought has come about in creating a sophisticated place to live, with lovely garden streets. Where are the rules and where are the boundaries.
  • Amanda Ng
    signed 2018-10-25 06:52:20 +1100
    where are all of these people coming from? Is it really necessary to build that many apartments in the one area? Assuming they will all be completed and occupied, will we have a solution for instrastructure required to support these numbers?
  • John Davey
    signed 2018-10-23 10:37:07 +1100
    My family have been residents of Ryde for 4 generations and I grew up and currently live in Eastwood.

    The area has deteriorated dramatically in the last 20 years.

    I have been told that as I am of European origin I am not welcome in Eastwood.

    The increased population density and traffic has destroyed the amenity of what was a pleasant place to live.
  • Patricia Cleary
    signed 2018-10-22 16:38:06 +1100
  • Wen Lu
    signed 2018-10-22 14:04:21 +1100
  • James Deng
    signed 2018-10-22 13:00:19 +1100
  • Emily Ham
    signed 2018-10-19 15:57:50 +1100
  • Rishi Punjabi
    signed 2018-10-18 10:48:45 +1100
    Our roads and public infrastructure need more development before the increase in number of dwellings. The traffic is ridiculous already. Let’s focus on priorities – more schools, better roads, open areas rather than turning Sydney into a polluted, overcrowded concrete jungle with ugly sardine boxes for profits.
  • Kath Lee
    signed 2018-10-17 11:50:36 +1100
    Every other house in NSW is about to undergo some sort of development. Trees are being chopped down to make way for concrete jungle and current amenities will not be able to cope. I am not against development but this is now OVERdevelopment and it will affect everyone – our mental, emotional and physical health somehow. WE NEED TO STOP!
  • Jione Mataere
    signed via 2018-10-17 11:17:05 +1100
    Great work , thank you
  • H H
    signed 2018-10-16 18:23:33 +1100
  • M H
    signed 2018-10-16 18:22:39 +1100
    Development in Ryde is getting out of control – the traffic is terrible if you drive, the buses can’t cope in peak hour and I don’t know why a Top Ryde metro/train station hasn’t seriously been considered in order to cope with the overdevelopment. The high rises need to be stopped and Ryde needs to focus on keeping the current community happy.
  • Annette Smith
    signed 2018-10-15 15:01:27 +1100
    There is now an oversupply of units for rent in Ryde. Rental income is dropping.

    Self funded retirees who are not a burden on the state and pay increased council rates because of increased property prices and are already suffering from the lowest interest rates in recorded history have now the additional burden of being unable to increase rents to offset increases in rates and other expenses. Reckless borrowing with interest only loans, crazy overdevelopment/crowding, buy and sell capital gain profiteers are rewarded at the expense of careful savers who are in the property market for the longterm and protect long term valuable tenants by keeping their rents lower than market value are punished by this state government who listens to billionaire property developers and lobby groups rather than the voting, rate paying, tax paying public. Overdevelopment/crowding in Ryde benefits NO ONE in Ryde. But hey, you better check with Harry or Alan!! They seem to be the only people this state government listens to.
  • Mark Schaafsma
    signed 2018-10-12 14:54:34 +1100
  • Don Greenwood
    signed 2018-10-10 23:31:33 +1100
    Blaming the liberal state government is valid up to a point. Ryde council also needs to be reigned in. It is also complicit. Also the FIRB is not doing its job. Why do we allow off the plan developments to be marketed only to foreigners. Logic suggests ICAC and anti money laundering authorities could find fertile ground here. On the question of immigration, the state govt has come late to the party. A pause is needed while we catch up with infrastructure.
  • Joyce Zhang
    signed 2018-10-09 20:43:00 +1100
  • Rowland chow
    signed 2018-10-08 16:07:59 +1100
  • Karen Then
    signed 2018-10-03 16:04:56 +1000
  • Steve G
    signed 2018-10-03 15:34:18 +1000
    I’ve been living in Ryde since the very first day I stepped foot in Australia, eighteen years ago. From Marsfield to Macquarie Park, Ryde is used to be a nice comfortable and friendly neighbourhood, but now, uncontrolled development in Meadowbank is ridiculous. My neighbourhood is no longer as convenient and as safe as when I first moved in 6 years ago. Many of these new apartments are bought by non-owner-occupied investors and we wouldn’t be able to know and monitor who are moving in and out, making it unsafe. Meadowbank train is also getting over-crowded and worst yet we only have one line with train coming in every 15 minutes. People from surrounding areas driving to nearby the station and park on the residential street. Finding a parking spot around Eastwood is almost impossible even during the weekend. And sometimes it takes me 30 minutes to drive from Meadowbank to Macquarie Park, where it used to be 7-10 minutes top. Ryde is a total mess today compared to a few years back. I’m actually thinking of selling my apartment and move elsewhere less crowded.