The City of Ryde has 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, individ ual Federation bui ldings and Inter -War bungalows.
public p arks and street tree boulevards.
The three heritage conservation areas are located at Chatham Road, Denistone, Darvall Estate.
Denistone and Tyrell Street, Gladesville. This means, the City of Ryde will now have eight heritage
conservation areas in total.
Meanwhile, the former Squire’s Brewery and Halvorsen’s Boat Yard in Putney and the Glades Bay
Baths in Gladesville will be listed as archaeological sites.
The items t hat are to be heritage listed were identified by a heritage review of the Ryde local
government area that was undertaken earlier this year.
City of Ryde Mayor, Clr Jerome Laxale, said Council had an obligation to identify and protect heritage
items in th e community.
“This Council has saved Ryde’s history,” Clr Laxale said.
“These reforms – the most wide -ranging in generation s – have corrected poor heritage policies of the
past and have placed strong protections on our most treasured items which will no w stand for
generations to come.
“Crucially, the reforms endorsed by Council strike a balance between the views of owners of
significant heritage residences and those held by the wider community. Ryde is NSW’s third oldest
settlement and our citizens have wanted heritage protections for years. We have delivered that.”
In addition to the new items being heritage listed, Council also endorsed a funding increase for the
Heritage Assistance Fund, which is designed to assist owners with the c ost 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 fro m $5,000 to $15,000.
A Planning Proposal will now be forwarded to the NSW Minister for Planning, recommending that the
Ryde Local Environmental Plan be amended to incorporate the heritage reforms.