Stop Anthony Roberts Choosing Developers Over Residents!

Sign this petition to say NO to The Code

The State Member for Lane Cove and NSW Planning Minister Anthony Roberts MP has introduced the Medium Density Housing Code (The Code).

The Code starts on 6th July and:

  • Makes it easier for developers to build multi dwelling housing (such as terraces and townhouses) in areas that have been zoned for low density homes;

  • Terrace housing is currently prohibited in the low density areas of Lane Cove;
  • Means a developer does not need to seek Council approval;

  • Means elected Councillors don’t get to act in your interests;

Anthony Roberts will turn your quiet residential street of houses into a busy thoroughfare of terraces and townhouses.

You won’t have a say!

Sign this petition to say NO to The Code

To: The Hon. Anthony Roberts MP, Member for Lane Cove, Minister for Planning

Dear Mr Roberts,

We, the undersigned, believe:

1) Terraces and townhouses should not be permitted in areas currently zoned for low density housing (free standing homes);

2) Residents should get a say about how their communities are developed;

3) It should be the responsibility of Local Councils, with input from the local community, to make the final decision about which areas are zoned for low and/or medium density housing.

We request the State Member for Lane Cove and NSW Planning Minister Anthony Roberts suspend the The Code immediately and give power back to residents.

Who's signing

Cynthia Brunsdon
kerry lonsdale
Jenny Richardson
mark olesen
Patricia Durman
Gavin Imhof
Neil Forbes
Anne-Marie Sirca
Peter Corney
Kerin Moorehead
Robert Hunter
Marie Sillars
Suzanne Carr
Ingrid Sweeney
John Knight
Andrew Fisher
Yumi Wong-Pan
Robert Cole
Trent Gardiner
Jill McArthur
Linda Wake
Hua Jin
Damian Borchok
Adrian Dolin
Stephanie Armstrong
Glenda Burridge
Jill Polley
Christine Lucas
Chris Johnson
Carla FitzSimons
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  • Cynthia Brunsdon
    signed 2023-02-15 15:20:35 +1100
  • kerry lonsdale
    signed 2019-05-17 09:24:48 +1000
    Firstly, the state government is evading its responsibility to provide quality of life to its citizens by undermining its own zoning laws.
    Secondly, this “top down” style of planning was introduced when Brad Hazzard was Planning Minister and it’s now being extended to allow medium density housing to be in the “complying development” category, further expanding state government’s power and removing decision making from local councils and citizens.

    Thirdly, as well as townhouses etc , the concept of multi dwelling housing includes buildings that can accommodate up to four households on one suburban block, and these buildings would be even larger than the huge new houses that we see going up everywhere.

    Fourthly, by allowing multi dwelling housing in low density zones without council approval, areas of low density will decrease over time and people wanting to live in a free standing house with a bit of greenery around it will be less able to.
  • Jenny Richardson
    signed 2019-03-19 14:11:23 +1100
    Jenny Richardson
  • mark olesen
    signed 2019-01-21 16:55:53 +1100
    mark olesen
  • Patricia Durman
    signed 2018-11-25 19:55:24 +1100
  • Gavin Imhof
    signed 2018-08-18 13:59:07 +1000
  • Neil Forbes
    signed 2018-08-17 10:32:23 +1000
  • Anne-Marie Sirca
    signed 2018-06-15 23:15:19 +1000
    Managed development, not development mania. Do we really aspire to live like residents in Hong Kong and Tokyo? Preserve our quality of life.
  • Peter Corney
    signed 2018-05-29 21:13:24 +1000
  • Kerin Moorehead
    signed 2018-05-27 06:51:34 +1000
  • Robert Hunter
    signed 2018-05-24 14:24:54 +1000
  • Marie Sillars
    signed 2018-05-23 22:28:37 +1000
  • Suzanne Carr
    signed 2018-05-19 09:27:17 +1000
    like the rest of Sydney development has overwhelmed infrastructure. It is time to call a halt and reassess the situation. Greater density equals greater congestion and inferior service provision, to the detriment of the community. Sustainability has been ignored.
  • Ingrid Sweeney
    signed 2018-05-19 08:44:15 +1000
  • John Knight
    signed 2018-05-18 20:38:09 +1000
  • Andrew Fisher
    signed 2018-05-18 20:31:36 +1000
  • Yumi Wong-Pan
    signed 2018-05-18 12:39:11 +1000
  • Robert Cole
    signed via 2018-05-18 12:29:24 +1000
  • Trent Gardiner
    signed 2018-05-16 09:58:19 +1000
  • Jill McArthur
    signed 2018-05-13 15:52:35 +1000
    Mr Roberts

    It is completely unacceptable to use this legislation as a means of rezoning by stealth without community input. Residents are stakeholders too and should be respected for the valuable contribution they can make in determining optimal living solutions. You should keep in mind that you serve the community by the good grace of your electorate.
  • Linda Wake
    signed 2018-05-11 22:28:55 +1000
    Our streets are much too narrow, and already plagued by rat-runners and long-distance commuters who park in our area for the Lane Cove bus terminus. High-rise developments in the area are already way over quota – why ruin our garden suburb and create further havoc, let alone further congestion in our small shopping centre. Developers are notoriously unwilling to consider any aesthetic, either in design or construction, disregard greenspace, nor do they ever deliver adequate immersion of new builds into existing housing styles and low density resident wants. Never, ever allow Developers any free hand without Council or Planning Body approval – we will end up like Lakemba and the rest of the west.
  • Hua Jin
    signed 2018-05-09 23:48:29 +1000
  • Damian Borchok
    signed 2018-05-09 08:19:52 +1000
  • Adrian Dolin
    signed 2018-05-08 16:53:25 +1000
  • Stephanie Armstrong
    signed 2018-05-08 16:24:29 +1000
  • Glenda Burridge
    signed 2018-05-08 15:39:56 +1000
    We want to be consulted about development in our area, not have DAs pushed thru without prior advice to residents. We are being denied of our democratic rights.
  • Jill Polley
    signed 2018-05-08 15:17:23 +1000
  • Christine Lucas
    signed 2018-05-08 12:51:00 +1000
    A Medium Density Housing Code that allows developers no need for assessment or an approval process to build townhouses is totally unacceptable in the Lane Cove area!!!


    Christine (Greenwich resident)
  • Chris Johnson
    signed 2018-05-08 12:40:17 +1000
  • Carla FitzSimons
    signed via 2018-05-07 15:03:11 +1000