Have your say on the DA for The New Heart of Ryde
Published on 15 January 2020
The development application for The New Heart of Ryde is now on public exhibition until 12 February.
The New Heart of Ryde is the new vision for the Ryde Civic Centre, located at 1 Devlin Street, Ryde. It will deliver a four-fold increase in community facilities without the introduction of any residential development on the site.
A copy of the plans and details accompanying the development application can be viewed online on Council's Major Development Applications page.
The information can also be viewed at the Ryde Customer Service Centre, 1 Pope Street Ryde between 8.30am and 4.30pm Monday to Friday during the public exhibition period.
Members of the public can make written submissions regarding the development application during the public exhibition period by:
These submissions must be lodged no later than 12 February 2020. Council has resolved that all submissions received in relation to rezoning and development applications will be publicly accessible on request.
The development application allows for the construction of a multi-purpose community and cultural building which will contain a hall seating up to 700 people, as well as activity rooms, meeting rooms, an art gallery and refreshment rooms.
It also allows for the construction of an office building which will accommodate City of Ryde staff and two floors of commercially lettable space, an integrated public plaza, extensive landscaping throughout the site, 236 on-site basement car spaces, and space for food and beverage offerings.
The capital investment value is estimated to be $108 million, which is within Council's budget parameters.
The Sydney North Planning Panel will be the determining authority for the development application as the capital investment value exceeds $5 million.
Council endorsed progressing with its plans for The New Heart of Ryde following the release of a report which identified 85 percent community support for the proposal during community consultation conducted in 2019.