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The Heritage Review Planning Proposal was finalised and brought into effect on 27 November 2020.  

The Heritage Review Planning Proposal (Planning Proposal) forms Amendment 25 to the Ryde Local Environmental Plan 2014 and aims to protect items of heritage and archaeological significance, and conserve areas of collective heritage value, in the City of Ryde.

The Planning Proposal has resulted in the:

  • Listing of an additional 24 new Heritage Items.
    This includes individual Federation buildings and Inter-War bungalows, public parks, and street tree boulevards across the City of Ryde. 
  • Introduction of three new Heritage Conservation Areas (HCAs), increasing the number of HCAs from five to eight.
    The three new HCAs are located at Chatham Road, Denistone, Darvall Estate, Denistone, and Tyrell Street, Gladesville.
  • Listing an additional two new Archaeological Sites.
    This includes the former Squire’s Brewery and Halvorsen’s Boat Yard in Putney and the Glades Bay Baths in Gladesville.
  • Updating the description of eight existing Heritage Items to provide stronger protection and better reflect their significance to Ryde’s history. 

The new Heritage Items, HCAs, Archaeological Sites, and changes to the existing items resulted from a Heritage Review of the Ryde Local Government Area that was undertaken in 2019. The Heritage Review informed the preparation of a Planning Proposal, which is the process of changing the Ryde Local Environmental Plan 2014 (where heritage items are listed and protected in Schedule 5). More detail is included below under ‘Background’.

The finalisation of the Planning Proposal follows an extensive community consultation process that was held between 9 September and 10 November 2019. The results of the community consultation were considered by Council at its meeting of 12 December where Council resolved to amend the proposal to remove residential items where the landowner objected to the listing during the exhibition period, and to remove the ‘Summerhayes’, ‘Lunds Estate’ and ‘Wharf Road’ HCAs from the proposal.

The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) reviewed Council’s recommendation and in October 2020 DPIE advised Council that the proposal could be finalised. The proposal was then processed for Gazettal and came into effect on 27 November 2020.

Further to Council’s commitment to preserving and protecting the heritage value of Ryde, 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. Council will be writing to those heritage property owners who are eligible to this grant early in the new year.   

New Heritage Items

The below table lists all the new Heritage Items introduced into Schedule 5 of the RLEP 2014 on 27 November 2020. 

Denistone

  • Street trees – Part of Anthony Road, Miriam Road, and Reserve Street
  • Street trees – Part of Bencoolen Avenue and Simla Road
  • House and garden - 34A Miriam Road

Eastwood

  • Street trees – Part of Auld Avenue, Tarrants Avenue, Richards Avenue, Rutledge Street, Rowe Street, Campbell Street and Wallace Street
  • House - 31 Campbell Street
  • House - 36 Fourth Avenue
  • Eastwood Public School - 212 Rowe Street

Gladesville

  • House - 36 Ashburn Place
  • House - 72 Eltham Street
  • House - 57 Meriton Street
  • Westminster Park – 6A Westminster Road
  • Shop - 72 Tennyson Road

North Ryde

  • Cottage - 2 Richardson Place

Putney

  • Cleves Park – 53 Douglas Street
  • Morrison Bay Park – 142 Morrison Road
  • House - 15 Waterview Street
  • Former Squire’s Brewery and Halversen’s Boat Yard - 20 Waterview Street

Ryde

  • Hermitage Reservoir and associated buildings - 343-351 Blaxland Road
  • House - 11 Constitution Road
  • Burrows Park – 116 Buffalo Road

West Ryde

  • Maze Park – 100-108 Brush Road
  • West Ryde Hotel -1021-1023 Victoria Road
  • House and garden - 1219 Victoria Road
  • Anzac Park – 10 Wattle Street 

New Archaeological Items

The below table lists all the new Archaeological Items introduced into Schedule 5 of the RLEP 2014 on 27 November 2020.

Gladesville

  • Former Glades Bay Baths - End of Ross Street

Putney

  • Former Squire’s Brewery and Halversen’s Boat Yard - 20 Waterview Street

New Heritage Conservation Areas

View the map below to see the new Heritage Conservation Areas introduced into Schedule 5 of the RLEP 2014 on 27 November 2020.

View the map(PDF, 332KB)

Background 

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. 

Council exhibited the Planning Proposal and supporting GML review between 9 September and 10 November 2019. Council considered a report on the outcome of the public exhibition at its meeting of 12 December 2019. At this meeting Council resolved to progress with the Planning Proposal subject to the following changes:

  • Remove the proposed listing of individual private dwellings where the owner objected to the listing during the public exhibition;
  • Remove the three (3) proposed ‘Summerhayes’, ‘Lunds Estate’ and ‘Wharf Road’ Heritage Conservation Areas (HCAs); and
  • Amend the proposed boundary of the ‘Darvall Estate’ HCA.

The Planning Proposal was updated to reflect Council’s resolution of 12 December 2019. As a result, the updated Planning Proposal sought the following amendments to Schedule 5 – Environmental Heritage of the RLEP 2014:

  • List 24 new Heritage Items,
  • Introduce three (3) new Heritage Conservation Areas,
  • List two (2) new Archaeological Sites, and
  • Update the description of eight (8) existing heritage items.

More detail on the updated Planning Proposal (including the removed and retained items and HCAs) and can be found at the Past Have Your Say page.

The updated Planning Proposal was sent to the Department of Planning and Environment (the Department) on 13 December 2019 for finalisation and plan-making as Council did not have the authority to make the proposed LEP amendment (as per the Gateway Determination issued on 9 August 2019). 

On 30 September 2020, the Department wrote to Council with an altered Gateway Determination to authorise Council to be the local plan-making authority for the purpose of finalising and making the Planning Proposal and amendments. This was because the Department determined that the Planning Proposal relates to matters of local planning significance. On 21 October 2020, Council considered the Planning Proposal to be consistent with the Gateway Determination and determined it was ready for plan-making.

On 27 November 2020, the Planning Proposal, which forms Amendment 25 to the RLEP 2014, was finalised and notified on the NSW Legislation website.

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

More information on the community consultation carried out between 9 September to 10 November 2019 can be found on the Past Have Your Say page.

Last updated on 11 December 2020