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Heritage Review

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At the Council meeting of 12 December 2019, Council endorsed reforms that will provide stronger protections for items and areas of heritage significance across the local community. 

Under the reforms, more than 300 items will have various forms of heritage protection. This includes three new heritage conservation areas, individual Federation buildings and Inter-War bungalows, public parks and street tree boulevards. 

The three heritage conservation areas are located at Chatham Road, Denistone, Darvall Estate, Denistone and Tyrell Street, Gladesville. This means the City of Ryde will now have eight heritage conservation areas in total.

Meanwhile, the former Squire’s Brewery and Halvorsen’s Boat Yard in Putney and the Glades Bay Baths in Gladesville will be listed as archaeological sites.

The items that are to be heritage listed were identified by a heritage review of the Ryde local government area that was undertaken earlier this year. 

In addition to the new items being heritage listed, Council also endorsed a funding increase for the Heritage Assistance Fund, which is designed to assist owners with the cost involved of repairing, restoring or conserving their residential heritage item.

A one-off budget allocation of $500,000 will be made to the fund. Individual grants have also increased from $5,000 to $15,000.   

A Planning Proposal has been sent to the NSW Minister for Planning, recommending that the Ryde Local Environmental Plan be amended to incorporate the heritage reforms. 

With Council having made its recommendation, the final decision now rests with the State Government. Further updates will be published on this page.

Heritage items subject to amended Planning Proposal and removed

The below table lists all heritage items which are to be included in the amended Planning Proposal and those that have been removed.

Download the table(PDF, 865KB)

Included in Amended Planning Proposal  Removed from Amended Planning Proposal
  • Street trees - Anthony and Miriam Roads, Denistone
  • Street trees - Bencoolen Avenue and Simla Road, Denistone
  • 34A Miriam Road, Denistone
  • Street trees - Auld, Tarrants and Richards, Eastwood
  • Avenues, Campbell & Rowe Streets, Eastwood
  • 31 Campbell Street, Eastwood
  • 36 Fourth Avenue, Eastwood
  • 212 Rowe Street, Eastwood (Eastwood Public School) 
  • 1 Campbell Street, Eastwood
  • 19 Campbell Street, Eastwood
  • 17 Clanalpine Street, Eastwood
  • 36 Ashburn Place, Gladesville
  • 72 Eltham Street, Gladesville
  • 57 Meriton Street, Gladesville
  • Westminster Park, Gladesville
  • 72 Tennyson Road, Gladesville
  • 16 Percy Street, Gladesville
  • 18 Percy Street, Gladesville
  • 99 Western Crescent, Gladesville
  • 39 Wharf Road, Gladesville  
North Ryde 
2 Richardson Place, North Ryde  
  • Cleves Park, Putney
  • Morrison Bay Park, Putney
  • 15 Waterview Street, Putney
  • 20 Waterview Street, Putney 
  • 21 Douglas Street, Putney
  • 14 Mitchell Street, Putney
  • 10 Storey Street, Putney


  • 343-351 Blaxland Road, Ryde (Sydney Water)
  • 11 Constitution Road, Ryde
  • Burrows Park, Ryde
  • 321 Blaxland Road, Ryde
  • 46 Frederick Street, Ryde
  • 24 Gladstone Avenue, Ryde
  • 51 Higginbotham Road, Ryde  
Tennyson Point 

  •  17 Champion Road, Tennyson Point
  • 43 Champion Road, Tennyson Point
  • 63 Champion Road, Tennyson Point 
West Ryde 
  • Maze Park, West Ryde
  • 1021-1023 Victoria Road, West Ryde
  • 1219 Victoria Road, West Ryde
  • Anzac Park, West Ryde 
  • 48 Falconer Street, West Ryde
  • 61 Marsden Road, West Ryde
  • 45 Terry Road, West Ryde

Heritage Conservation Areas included in amended Planning Proposal

View the map below to see the Heritage Conservation Areas which are to be included in the amended Planning Proposal.

View the map(PDF, 141KB)


Following a Council resolution in November 2017, GML Heritage Consultants were engaged to conduct a detailed heritage review of the City of Ryde Local Government Area.

As part of this review, GML Heritage Consultants identified built, landscape and archaeological items that are of heritage significance to the City of Ryde.

Based on the review's recommendations, a Planning Proposal was prepared which sought to include the identified heritage items in Schedule 5 Environmental heritage of the Ryde Local Environmental Plan 2014. 

Under the amendments, it proposed that 44 new heritage items be created in the City of Ryde. This included:

  • 30 properties including comprising Federation cottages, Inter-war bungalows and Victorian Georgian villas
  • Seven public parks and a reservoir
  • Three street tree boulevards 
  • Two shops
  • One licensed hotel
  • One public school

In addition, six new heritage conservation areas were proposed for the following areas:

  • Chatham Road, Eastwood
  • Darvall Estate, Denistone
  • Lunds Estate, Eastwood
  • Summerhayes, Eastwood
  • Tyrell Street, Denistone
  • Wharf Road, Gladesville

It was also proposed that the former Squire’s Brewery and Halvorsen’s Boat Yard in Putney and the Glades Bay Baths in Gladesville be listed as archaeological sites. 

Protections for heritage items 

Heritage items and properties located in heritage conservation areas are provided with protections guarding them from inappropriate development. 

New works are required to be sympathetic to the character and style of the heritage item and/or the heritage conservation area. 

Creating heritage items can also provide greater certainty to property owners and prospective buyers.  

Community consultation

Community consultation on the heritage amendments closed on 10 November 2019.


Last updated on 9 January 2020