Eastwood Masterplan

Submissions closed on 05 May 2024, 11:59 PM

Have your say on the future of Eastwood! 

The City of Ryde is developing a masterplan for Eastwood, aiming to shape the area’s future in collaboration with our community. If you live, work or play in Eastwood, we encourage you to provide feedback and help Council understand its unique challenges and opportunities.

We are seeking to understand:

  • What do you love about Eastwood?
  • What needs improvement?
  • What are your ideas for growth and change in the future?

The City of Ryde is committed to achieving high-quality and sustainable outcomes for Eastwood. The Masterplan seeks to enhance Eastwood’s public spaces, encourage high-quality architectural development, preserve the area's distinct character and heritage, resolve flooding issues and ensure that future growth is supported by infrastructure. It will also consider potential economic opportunities as a result of the redevelopment of Ryde Hospital.

View the Eastwood Masterplan area

Eastwood map.jpg(PDF, 2MB)

If you wish to zoom in to view street names, please visit the interactive map

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Masterplan?

A masterplan is a document that guides future growth and change in a centre over the coming decades.

A masterplan has an important role in determining the look, feel and function of a centre by covering things like building heights, design, land use zones, new open space, community facilities, transport, sustainability infrastructure and heritage.

By setting a clear vision alongside a series of actions to implement the vision, a masterplan can help improve the quality of development and creates better places. Once adopted, a masterplan guides changes to the planning controls that apply to properties within a masterplan area.

A masterplan can also act as an important advocacy tool. A masterplan shows the NSW Government that change is happening and gives them an opportunity to respond to this change by delivering new and upgraded infrastructure.

Why are we doing a masterplan?

In 2020, The City of Ryde completed its Planning Ryde Local Strategic Planning Statement (LSPS). The strategic document set a vision for Eastwood to be:

  • A centre with a ‘sense of place’ drawn from its cultural diversity and traditional built form character
  • A compact mixed-use centre with east and convenient access to bus and train services
  • A centre with diverse housing opportunities
  • An important local shopping centre with a high level of expenditure and employment and a range of community services and amenities

The LSPS sets an objective to deliver a masterplan in Eastwood by 2025 to achieve the above vision. This is an opportunity for Council to enhance liveability, boost productivity, improve design excellence and encourage sustainable development in Eastwood. 

How will my feedback be considered?

Feedback from early engagement activities will be used to understand what people like about the centre as well as some of the challenges facing the community and local businesses. Online tools like the interactive map and community survey give us insight into the local community’s aspirations for Eastwood, which can be reflected in the masterplan.

Additional feedback will be sought from the community once the draft masterplan has been prepared. Once it is ready, Council will exhibit the masterplan, allowing the community to provide feedback and further refine the masterplan.

Have any decisions been made yet?

No. The early engagement phase is focused on gathering ideas from the community to help develop the draft masterplans alongside a range of technical studies. The next round of engagement will be seeking feedback on the draft Masterplan. The community will be notified in advance of each decision-making stage to invite feedback. 

How will the masterplan be implemented?

The masterplan will set the vision for the future of Eastwood, and this is our first step in a longer planning process. Once the masterplan is adopted, the City of Ryde will then prepare a planning proposal, undertake amendments to the development control plan, contributions plan and capital works program to implement the masterplan. This process will include opportunities for additional community consultation.

View the Project Timeline



You can Have Your Say on the Eastwood Masterplan in a number of ways including by completing the online survey, via the interactive map, at one of our drop-in information sessions, joining one of our focus groups, providing a landowner vision submission, and by e-mail or post.

Online Survey 

Please complete the online survey via the link below. If you are unable to fill in this survey online, please contact Customer Service on 9952 8222. 

Submissions will be received up until Sunday 5 May 2024. 

Submissions have now closed.

Interactive Map

Click the link below for the interactive map to help us identify areas you love, areas that need improvement and any ides for new development within the Eastwood Masterplan boundary.

View the Interactive Map

Drop-in Information Sessions

You're invited to come and meet with Council's Project Team, ask any questions you may have and provide your feedback. 

Where    Eastwood Train Station (Railway Parade side)
               Railway Parade (Opposite Ethel Street)
When     Thursday 4 April 2024
Time      Anytime between 4.00pm - 6.00pm
Cantonese, Mandarin, and Korean interpreters will be available.

Where     Eastwood Plaza Kiosk
                Rowe Street Plaza, Eastwood, 2122
When      Wednesday 10 April 2024
Time       Anytime between 9.30am - 11.30am
Cantonese, Mandarin, and Korean interpreters will be available.

Where    Eastwood Plaza Kiosk
               Rowe Street Plaza, Eastwood, 2122
When     Saturday 13 April 2024
Time      Anytime between 9.00am - 11.00am
Mandarin and Korean interpreters will be available.

Where    Eastwood Train Station (Railway Parade side)
               Railway Parade (Opposite Ethel Street)
When     Saturday 20 April 2024
Time      Anytime between 9.00am - 11.00am
Mandarin and Korean interpreters will be available.

Where    Eastwood Library
               Cnr Hillview Road and West Parade
When     Tuesday 23 April 2024
Time      Anytime between 9.30am - 4.00pm

Where    Eastwood Library
               Cnr Hillview Road and West Parade
When     Tuesday 30 April 2024
Time      Anytime between 9.30am - 4.00pm

Focus Groups 

You’re invited to join our community focus groups so you can get involved in a collaborative effort to shape the future of Eastwood.

When    Monday 15 April 2024 (For Residents & Workers)
When    Tuesday 16 April 2024 (For Business Owners)

Where   Forster Hall (Brush Farm House)
              19 Lawson Street, Eastwood
Time     6.00pm - 8.00pm 

Registration is required as spaces are limited. Registration closed 12pm (midday) Thursday 11 April 2024. 

Eastwood Landowner Vision Submissions

The City of Ryde is seeking vision submissions from landowners and their representatives within the Eastwood Masterplan area. Owners of land parcels of at least 1,500sqm are encouraged to prepare a concise (maximum five page) submission, detailing development ideas for their site.

Click the link below for more information on how you can make a vision submission.

Eastwood Landowner Vision Submissions

Written Submissions

Written submissions must be clearly marked as 'Eastwood Masterplan'. All submissions must be received by Sunday 5 May 2024.

Email cityofryde@ryde.nsw.gov.au
Post  City of Ryde, Locked Bag 2069, North Ryde NSW 1670  

Privacy Notification Personal information collected from you is held and used by Council under the provisions of the Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998. The supply of information is voluntary, however if you cannot provide, or do not wish to provide the information sought, Council may be unable to process your application or request, or consider your submission. Please note that the exchange of information between the public and Council, may be accessed by others and could be made publicly available under the Government Information Public Access Act 2009 (GIPA Act). If you require further information please contact Council’s Customer Service Centre on 9952 8222.

If you require more information about the Eastwood Masterplan, or are unable to make an online/written submission, please call our Customer Service Centre on 9952 8222 or email cityofryde@ryde.nsw.gov.au.

If you require translating assistance, you may call the Translating and Interpreting Service on 131 450 and ask for an interpreter to contact Council for you.