Assurance Review on planning in the Ryde Local Government Area

The Greater Sydney Commission has undertaken an Assurance Review of planning in the Ryde Local Government Area (LGA), with a particular focus on the Macquarie Park Investigation Area and its broader impact on the Ryde LGA.

The NSW Government has accepted the recommendations of this Review in principle and has noted that some proposals require the approval of the Minister for Planning and Public Spaces.

The Commission wishes to thank everyone who participated in the Review.

Assurance Reviews are designed to support the effective implementation of strategic plans and optimise outcomes for the community and the environment. They will consider issues such as relevant policies on housing and industrial lands; and the provision of infrastructure, including education, transport, roads and open space. The Assurance Review is being undertaken on the request of the Premier and in accordance with the Commission’s functions under the Greater Sydney Commission Act 2015 – to provide advice and make recommendations to the Premier on matters relating to planning and development in the Greater Sydney Region.

The Commission has worked with the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE), other relevant state and local agencies, Council, stakeholders and the community to identify key planning matters and options to address these going forward.

The Assurance Review was led by a Panel of Commissioners chaired by the Chief Commissioner Lucy Turnbull AO and including the Deputy Chief Commissioner and Economic Commissioner Geoff Roberts.

The Panel delivered Stage One and Stage Two reports to the Premier in February and May 2019.

The Commission now is commencing work on the recommended Ryde LGA Co-ordination Group and is working across Government on the preparation of a master plan for the Meadowbank Education Precinct and surrounds.

Video and transcript

Video and transcripts of the evenings' proceedings are available below.

NB: Audio and transcripts include redactions where an individual's address is given.

Watch the video of Panel Listening Session - 5 February 2019
Read the transcript of Panel Listening Session - 5 February 2019 (PDF, 152 KB)

Watch the video of Panel Listening Session - 7 February 2019
Read the transcript of Panel Listening Session - 7 February 2019 (PDF, 171 KB)

Review reports

Ryde Assurance Review – Stage 2 Report 31 May 2019 (PDF, 1.2 MB)
Attachment 2 Ryde Assurance Review – Stage 1 Report 25 February 2019 (PDF, 287 KB)
Attachment 3 – Ryde Assurance Review – Engagement Report 31 May 2019 (PDF, 459 KB)
Overview of the Ryde Assurance Review Panel’s Technical Reports to the Premier – 7 June 2019 (PDF, 280 KB)