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Planning Proposal - Heritage Review 2019

Consultation closed on 10 November 2019

Click here for the latest update on the Heritage Review Planning Proposal.

Heritage acknowledges our past and can help improve our future. The City of Ryde currently has 173 heritage properties and 5 heritage conservation areas listed on its Heritage Schedule (Council's heritage list). Having these tangible links to our past captures the charm of our area and their listing helps balance all the changes occurring in the area.

Recently, a Heritage Review was commissioned and it proposed the following items to be added to Council’s heritage list:

  • 44 heritage items (individual properties with heritage significance) 11 of these are Council or Government owned.
  • 6 heritage conservation areas (an area that has heritage significance)
  • 2 archaeological sites (the former Squire’s Brewery and Halvorsen’s Boat Yard in Putney and the Glades Bay Baths in Gladesville).

Full details of the proposed listings can be found as part of the documents in the menu on the right.

We also have an interactive online map that shows where the proposed items listed above are located. Click here to view the map.

For more information on the types of heritage listings and answers to frequently asked questions, click on the links below:

The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment as a delegate of the Minister has issued a Gateway Determination enabling the proposed changes to Council’s Local Environmental Plan to be publicly exhibited under section 3.34(2) of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act.

Council is not the plan making authority for this Planning Proposal. The results of this community consultation will be reported to Council and Council’s recommendation will be forwarded to the Minister and the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment together with a request to finalise and make the plan.

Latest Updates

Heritage Review Planning Proposal Finalised

Published on 9 December 2020

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

The finalisation of the Planning Proposal follows an extensive community consultation process, with the results being considered by Council at its meeting of 12 December 2019. 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.

This has resulted in the:

  • Listing of an additional 24 new Heritage Items.
  • Introduction of three new Heritage Conservation Areas (HCAs), increasing the number of HCAs from five to eight.
  • Listing an additional two new Archaeological Sites.
  • Updating the description of eight existing Heritage Items to provide stronger protection and better reflect their significance to Ryde’s history.

Click here to view the finalised Heritage Review Planning Proposal.

Council Resolution - Thursday 12 December 2019

Published on 8 January 2020

At its meeting on 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.

Heritage Items

Council resolved not to proceed with listing individual private dwellings where the owner objected to the listing during the exhibition period. A list of the items that have been included in the amended Planning Proposal can be viewed here.

Heritage Conservation Areas

Council resolved to remove 3 of the proposed Heritage Conservation Areas (HCAs) and to amend the property boundary of the Darvall Estate HCA.

A map of the Heritage Conservation Areas which are to be included in the amended Planning Proposal can be viewed here.

Next Steps

As Council does not have the authority to finalise the changes, Council also resolved to recommend to the NSW Minister for Planning that the changes be made and gazetted.


All updates on the Heritage Review will be published on the main project page.

Have Your Say has now closed

Published on 10 November 2019

Have Your Say on the Planning Proposal - Heritage Review 2019 has now closed.

Have Your Say is now open

Published on 11 September 2019

Have Your Say on the Planning Proposal for the Heritage Review 2019 is now open. 

Have Your Say

The Heritage Review 2019 Planning Proposal is on public exhibition from Wednesday 11 September until Sunday 10 November 2019.

You can Have Your Say in a number of ways including online, written submission or via post.

Complete the Online Survey

Provide your feedback on the proposal by completing the survey here. Submissions will be received up until 11.59pm on Sunday 10 November 2019.

Please note: The survey has been updated so you can provide feedback on your specific property, as well as the other proposals listed in the heritage review. If you have already filled in the survey, we kindly ask that you fill it in again however only the new questions in the survey will appear for you to answer. Your answers to these additional questions will be added to your original survey response and both will be included in our reporting. If you have not completed the survey, the full survey will be available for you to complete.

Community Information Sessions

Join us at one of our information sessions where there will be a presentation by the Council's project team. You will need to register to attend.
Click here for details and to register for a session if you own a Heritage Property
Click here for details and to register for a session if you own a property in a Heritage Conservation Area

Written Submissions

Written submissions must be clearly marked as ‘ Planning Proposal – Heritage Review 2019'. They can be sent to:

All submissions must be received by Council by 11.59pm on Sunday 10 November 2019. 

Please note that it is Council’s policy that all submissions received in relation to draft planning controls will be publicly available on request.

Hard Copies/Contact Us

Hard copies of the Planning Proposal - Heritage Review along with a supporting study, maps and related explanatory material are available to be viewed at: 

  • Customer Service Centre
    1 Pope Street, Ryde 
    (Monday to Friday, 8.30am - 5.00pm)
    Note: second Thursday of each month hours are 10am-5pm
  • North Ryde Office
    Level 1 Binary Centre, 3 Richardson Place, North Ryde
  • All City of Ryde Libraries
    (during branch hours) 

If you require more information about the Planning Proposal - Heritage Review, please call our Customer Service Centre on 9952 8222 or email


Last updated on 9 December 2020