City of Ryde’s heritage reforms become law

CITY OF RYDE’S HERITAGE REFORMS BECOME LAW

Landmark heritage reforms developed and endorsed by the City of Ryde have become law, providing
heritage protection to more than 300 items across the community.

Items included in the heritage reforms include Federation buildings and Inter -War bungalows, public
parks such as Eastwood Park and Anzac Park, the West Ryde Hotel, a s well as street tree
boulevards.

There are also three new heritage conserva tion areas located at Chatham Road, Denistone, Darvall
Estate, Denistone and Tyrell Street, Gladesville, meaning the City of Ryde now has eight heritage
conservation areas in total.

In addition, the former Squire’s Brewery and Halvorsen’s Boat Yard in Put ney and the Glades Bay
Baths in Gladesville are now listed as archaeological sites.

City of Ryde Mayor, Clr Jerome Laxale, said the heritage reforms were the most wide -ranging ever
undertaken by Council.

“Our community have consistently told us to protect Ryde’s heritage, yet we had some of the worst
heritage protections in our region. Our history was being lost to development,” Clr Laxale said.

“The approval of this city -wide heritage review will ensure that some of Ryde’s most treasured items
and neighbourhoods will remain part of the community for generations to come.

“Crucially, Council undertook widespread community consultation throughout this process and struck
a balance between the views of the community as well as those held by owners of significant heritage
properties when endorsing these reforms

“By working together, we have saved Ryde’s history.”

The reforms were adopte d as an amendment to the Ryde Local Environmental Plan 2014 after the
Department of Planning, Industry and Environment authorised Council to be the local plan making
authority for the changes.

Each item that has been heritage listed was identified by an independent heritage review of the Ryde
local government area that was undertaken in 2019.

Heritage -listed items and neighbourhoods are provided with protections guarding them from
inappropriate development as new works are required to be sympathetic to t he character and style of
the heritage area and/or heritage conservation area.

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