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State Significant Development

Determination

Multi-Trades and Digital Technology Hub at TAFE Meadowbank

City of Ryde

Current Status: Determination

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  1. SEARs
  2. Prepare EIS
  3. Exhibition
  4. Collate Submissions
  5. Response to Submissions
  6. Assessment
  7. Recommendation
  8. Determination

The Multi-Trades and Digital Technology Hub at Meadowbank TAFE (SSD-10349) is located within the Meadowbank Education and Employment Precinct.

A separate application within the precinct for the Meadowbank Education and Employment Precinct Schools Project (SSD-9343) was determined on 21 May 2020. See the project application page for details.

The Greater Sydney Commission has prepared a preliminary Masterplan for the precinct. Visit the precinct website for details

Construction of a multi-trades and digital technology hub at TAFE Meadowbank, including various learning spaces, workshop areas, digitally enabled spaces, seminar rooms and industry engagement spaces, and associated works.

Consolidated Consent

Consolidated Consent

Archive

Notice of Exhibition (1)

Notice of Exhibition_04062020_120007

Request for SEARs (2)

Request to Amend SEARs 27 August 2019
SEARS Request - Appendix B BDAR Waiver Request

SEARs (1)

Reissued SEARs 28 August 2019

EIS (32)

EIS
EIS Appendix A - Secretary's Environmental Assessment Requirement
EIS Appendix B - Capital Investment Value
EIS Appendix C - Architectural Design Statement
EIS Appendix D - Architectural Plans
EIS Appendix E - Landscape Plans
EIS Appendix F - Survey Plans
EIS Appendix G - Wind Assessment
EIS Appendix H - Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design Re
EIS Appendix I1 - Transport and Accessibility Impact Assessment
EIS Appendix I2 - Travel Plan
EIS Appendix J - Ecologically Sustainable Development Report
EIS Appendix K - Heritage Impact Statement
EIS Appendix L - Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Assessment
EIS Appendix M - Social Impact Assessment
EIS Appendix N - Noise and Vibration Impact Assessment
EIS Appendix O - Preliminary Geotechnical Investigation
EIS Appendix P - Preliminary Site Investigation
EIS Appendix P1 - Limited Detailed Site (Contamination) Investiga
EIS Appendix P2 - Remediation Action Plan
EIS Appendix Q - Services Infrastructure Management Plan
EIS Appendix R1 - Flood Impact Report
EIS Appendix R2 - Civil Design Report
EIS Appendix S - BDAR Waiver Request
EIS Appendix T1 - Construction Waste Management Plan
EIS Appendix T2 - Operational Waste Management Plan
EIS Appendix U - Preliminary Construction Management Plan
EIS Appendix V - Stakeholder Engagement Outcome Report
EIS Appendix W - Accessibility Design Review Report
EIS Appendix X - Electromagnetic Field Study
EIS Appendix Y -Specialist Lighting Report
EIS Appendix Z - Section 10.7(2) and (5) Planning Certificates

Response to Submissions (40)

Response to Submissions
RtS Appendix A_Revised Architectural Drawings
RtS Appendix B_Architectural Drawings_Carpark
RtS Appendix C_Design Statement_Carpark
RtS Appendix D_Civil Engineering Plans_Carpark
RtS Appendix E_Facade Analysis
RtS Appendix F_View Analysis
RtS Appendix G_Signage Plans
RtS Appendix H_Revised Landscape Plan
RtS Appendix I_Landscape Plan_Carpark
RtS Appendix J_Arboriculutral Impact Assessment
RtS Appendix K_AIA_Carpark
RtS Appendix L_Revised Transport Assessment Report
RtS Appendix M_Revised Travel Plan
RtS Appendix N_Revised Heritage Impact Statement
RtS Appendix O_Draft Revised ACHAR
RtS Appendix O_Final Revised ACHAR
RtS Appendix P_Flood Report
RtS Appendix Q_Services Infrastructure Report
RtS Appendix R_Revised Noise and Vibration Report
RtS Appendix S_Stormwater Report_Carpark
RtS Appendix T_Lighting Report_Carpark
RtS Appendix U_Revised BDAR Waiver Request
RtS Appendix V_New BDAR Waiver
RtS Appendix W_Swept Paths
RtS Appendix X_Construction Waste Management
RtS Appendix Y_Operational Waste Management
RtS Appendix Z_CPTED
RtS Appendix AA_Preliminary CMP_Carpark
RtS Appendix BB_Contamination Report
Supplementary Response to Submissions
SRtS Appendix A - Revised Architectural Plans - MTDTH
SRtS Appendix B - Updated Landscape Plans
SRtS Appendix C - Transport Engineerin Letter - SRtS
SRtS Appendix D - Revised PCMP
SRtS Appendix E - Demolition Plan - Car Park
SRtS Appendix F - Noise and Vibration Assessment
SRtS Appendix G - Revised Heritage Impact Assessment
SRtS Appendix H - Signage Plans
SRtS Appendix I - Revised AIA - Car Park

Additional Information (3)

Amended Car Park Plans - Cover Letter
Amended Car Park Plans - Updated Architectural
Amended Car Park Plans - Updated Landscape Pla

Determination (3)

Assessment Report
Development Consent
Notice Of Decision

Approved Documents

Management Plans and Strategies (35)

meadowbank_tafe_gtp_final_v5
Revised Staging Report (Rev 11) Approval_19082022
Meadowbank TAFE Staging Report_Rev11
D14 Travel Plan_Approval 15072022
SSD 10349 - B23 - CWTS
Community Communication Strategy
SSD 10349 - B10 cover letter_
Cover Letter Notification of Updated CEMP CTPMP
SSD 10349 - B23 cover letter
210512 A30 Updated CEMP
Approval of Plan Strategy or Study_16042021_030004
CNVMSP Main Works_BW_R0
Updated Staging Report, Rev 7, Dec 2021 A9, A13, A14 - Approval 12 Dec 2021
SSD 10349 - B15 - CEMP - Rev C_Part1
Meadowbank TAFE Staging Report_Rev7
B15 - Updated CEMP Cover Letter
SSD10349 - A13 - Updated CNVMSP
SSD 10349 - B15 cover letter
B15 Construction Environmental Management Plan (CEMP) Part 2 Revision
B15 Construction Environmental Management Plan (CEMP) Part 1 Revision
Approval of Plan Strategy or Study_25062021_052123
Lighting Documents
Landscape Documents
Civil Works Documents
Arborist report
Approval of Plan Strategy or Study_05072021_054438
TR-LA-SPC-0000 Rev 3
TR-LA-DWG-S0201 D AND E PLANTING PLAN
TR-LA-DWG-S0003 SCHEDULE
TR-LA-DWG-P9000 DETAILS (public)
TR-LA-DWG-P0102 GENERAL ARRANGEMENT PLAN (public)
TR-LA-DWG-P0101 GENERAL ARRANGEMENT PLAN (public)
TR-LA-DWG-M0200 PLANTING PLAN (MTH)
TR-LA-DWG-M0003 SCHEDULE (MTH)
TR-LA-DWG-C0200 PLANTING PLAN (carpark)

Reports (4)

220714 MTH Validation Report (Rev 0)
Other_28032022_021843
220714 D29 Validattion Report - MTH
220218 D29 Validattion Report - MSCP

Notifications (2)

B4 B5 Notification of Commencement
SSD 10349 - B4 B5 letter - stage 2

Other Documents (12)

SSD10349 220408 D2 D3 External Walls Cladding
Compliance Installation of External Walls Clad
Approval of Staging Report 28102020_113922
D2 & D3 Cover Letter
Meadowbank TAFE Staging Report_Rev5
Other_26102021_091847
Wind Impact Assessment Report, version 1, approval letter dated 23/03/2021
B3 Arch Archival Recording cover letter
Approval of Plan Strategy or Study TAFE
Wind Impact Assessment Report, version 1 dated 28/01/2021
220621 Meadowbank TAFE Staging Report_Rev8
SSD 10349 - B8 cover letter Dilapidation Report

Note: Only documents approved by the Department after November 2019 will be published above. Any documents approved before this time can be viewed on the Applicant's website.

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Submissions

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HERITAGE COUNCIL OF NSW
Comment
,
Message
Please see attached
Attachments
Zhi Lim
Support
Meadowbank , New South Wales
Message
Beneficial to more people who want to study
Environment, Energy and Sustainability Group of DPIE
Comment
Parramatta ,
Message
See attached.
Attachments
Name Withheld
Comment
west ryde , New South Wales
Message
The traffic and parking requirements in the proposal are inadequate - see attached joint submission to the TAFE and school project
Attachments
Hermitage Road Owners Precinct
Comment
MELROSE PARK , New South Wales
Message
As the representative of the Employment Precinct Owners Association, I attended the community engagement session at the TAFE Meadowbank Campus on Saturday 16th November 2019.
May I say that I was impressed with the preliminary Master Plan but as I indicated I believe there may be some items that should be included that would cover the Owners requirements and improve the Plan overall.
Attachments
David Smith
Object
WEST RYDE , New South Wales
Message
This project needs to be re-visited as correct transportation requirements have not be implemented...the size of the project should reflect what the roads and rail can handle...You have not adequately implemented what the real scenarios are going to be and make matters worse, yo have conducted studies of traffic during TAFE holiday periods. It would laos be helpful if this portal allows files to be uploaded... It will not accept any...clearly you do not want to have true consultation.
Attachments
Name Withheld
Comment
WEST RYDE , New South Wales
Message
As you are aware the residents largest concerns are traffic and parking. I have read the submissions and strongly disagree with the assessment on parking for teachers, it is not practice to expect teachers to use public transport with the hours they work and the equipment require. I feel the parking spaces are underestimated.

Additionally for the tafe the parking takes into consideration the current parking spaces, but not the places displaced from the new build of the schools. Neither does it allow for the growth of numbers.
The area bound by Bowden Street to the East; the trainline to the West; Constitution Road to the South and Victoria Road to the North will be flooded with pedestrians, bikes and vehicle traffic for the primary school; high school; TAFE and employees.
The area currently forms a rat run. Particularly with the changes from Bowden street driving traffic through forsyth St. The roads are dangerous and accidents requiring emergency vehicles (eg paramedics) often occur. As part of a rat run, traffic speeds through and includes a mix of heavy vehicles, light industry vehicles, P plate TAFE students, petrol tankers, construction vehicles. Adding to that school children is a high risk
Every effort must be made to eliminate the current traffic from passing through this area, ie the only traffic should be that requiring access to the school/TAFE.
Suggestions include turning Forsyth St into a Cul-de-sac.
Reinstate the Right Hand turn from Bowden onto Victoria Road (going West)
Slow/eliminate traffic from Macpherson, eg no traffic turning right into Macpherson Street from Bowden
The Meadowbank precinct, with excessive overdevelopment, was developed with no thought for traffic. Please ensure safety is the forefront of any decisions made. As Ryde Council have advised via written communication there are ‘not enough serious accidents’ to fix current dangerous intersections (eg Macpherson St/See St and crossing at end of See St near Constitution Rd) please ensure Greater Sydney Planning takes responsibility and fixes the issues.
The See St/McPherson/Forsyth intersection will only increase in danger if access from Forsyth St into Victoria Rd continues
Additionally the bust stop on Victoria Rd city bound opposite Forsyth St will encourage children to run across Victoria rd to access Forsyth st I suggest it be moved a block to encourage use of the Bowden st lights
Name Withheld
Comment
WEST RYDE , New South Wales
Message
The area bound by Bowden Street to the East; the trainline to the West; Constitution Road to the South and Victoria Road to the North. This area will be flooded with pedestrians, bikes and vehicle traffic for the primary school; high school; TAFE and employees. Each primary school person will have at least a parent/carer and often younger siblings.

The area currently forms a rat run. The roads are dangerous and accidents requiring emergency vehicles (eg paramedics) often occur. As part of a rat run, traffic speeds through and includes a mix of heavy vehicles, light industry vehicles, P plate TAFE students, petrol tankers, construction vehicles.

Every effort must be made to eliminate the current traffic from passing through this area, ie the only traffic should be that requiring access to the school/TAFE. No ratrun traffic should have access to the streets.

Suggestions include turning Forsyth St into a Cul-de-sac.
Reinstate the Right Hand turn from Bowden onto Victoria Road (going West)
Slow/eliminate traffic from Macpherson, eg no traffic turning right into Macpherson Street from Bowden
Traffic calming devices to slow all traffic down and eliminate the area from being attractive as a bypass/connecting road to Victoria Road and Church St.

The Meadowbank precinct, with excessive overdevelopment, was developed with no thought for traffic. Please ensure safety is the forefront of any decisions made. As Ryde Council have advised via written communication there are ‘not enough serious accidents’ to fix current dangerous intersections (eg Macpherson St/See St and crossing at end of See St near Constitution Rd) please ensure Greater Sydney Planning takes responsibility and fixes the issues.
Name Withheld
Object
WEST RYDE , New South Wales
Message
I'm a resident of Forsyth St (West Ryde) and was unable to submit feedback regarding the proposed Meadowbank education precinct last night. A neighbour passed on your details and I was hoping you could please pass on my concerns with the development.

My main concerns are regarding parking and safety. First, the proposed level of parking drastically underestimates the need. Reading the "Transport and Accessibility Impact Assessment (SSD 18_9343)", it appears the parking study (table 3.5) was done during TAFE holidays and DRASTICALLY underestimates the current level of parking usage in surrounding areas. Our street (Forsyth St) in particular is ALWAYS full during the work week, whereas the study suggests it is only at ~60% most of the time. This is a major issue for current residents and visitors, and will only be made worse if the new precinct does not adequately cater for more cars.

Second, the proposed use of MacPherson St for bus drop offs is a concern. Visibility on this street for pedestrians is already an issue, in addition to regular speeding traffic. I've narrowly avoided a number of collisions around the See St/MacPherson St/Forsyth St area, and buses would only make this worse.

Third, I believe there was a proposal to close of Forsyth St at the Victoria Rd end. I think this would help reduce the use of the street as a 'rat run', improving safety for the many young families that live on the street.

Lastly, the suggestion that local resident's driveways could be used for pick up/drop off of students (as noted in the final point on page 70 of the Transport and Accessibility Impact Assessment (SSD 18_9343)) seems both unsafe and unfair for local residents. We already have issues with people parking over our driveways and would hope this would not be made worse as a result of the new precinct.

Overall I am excited about the increase in green space and improved pedestrian access, but hope the the above concerns may be addressed as part of the final plan.
Name Withheld
Object
WEST RYDE , New South Wales
Message
Along with other local residents I was unable to complete the submission process online- I believe there were errors in finalising submissions.
Just wanted to say that I am generally very supportive of the plans and hope that the spaces are heavily utilised by the local community.
I love that canopy cover is a focus, and I hope that encouraging biodiversity is a part of this.
I live on Forsyth St, and am concerned about the street becoming even more of a thoroughfare/ car park than it is currently. It is used by TAFE students and local businesses for parking, and by general traffic that can no longer turn right into Victoria road southbound from Bowden street as an alternative route. Ideally the street would not be used in this way- especially by the extra couple of thousand people that will be travelling to the school/TAFE site both while under construction and once it is running. One solution many residents would support is blocking the road access along Victoria Rd and becoming a cul-de-sac.
As a pedestrian I am also concerned about the speed of cars down macpherson st and the lack of crossings and visual range to see if cars are coming due to parked trucks and cars. The See st/macpherson st intersection is particularly dangerous and accidents will be increasingly likely to happen with increased foot and road traffic. Having busses stopping along this stretch of road would make it even more congested and busy, with worse visual range. This would be a dangerous place for school bus stops, for pedestrians and vehicles alike.
While the relevant planners may be tempted to write traffic and parking concerns off as "whining residents", this is a real, daily stress for us now (both for practical reasons such as access to our houses, litter from the users of our street, noise, smoking etc) and as a safety issue for ourselves and the many young children who live and play on the street. We can see this burden becoming significantly greater with the lack of parking and huge increase in access demands for the planned precinct.
Besides these concerns, I would hope that the precinct can grow sustainably and organically with genuine respect for the local residents.
Thank you for taking the time to consult the community- I hope there will be genuine changes to the plans based on our feedback.
Name Withheld
Comment
WEST RYDE , New South Wales
Message
Safety and sanity are of utmost importance to all residents and their families that live here. I have lived here with my family for over 25 years only to see the area deteriorate severely.
I tried to get my submission off as told to do on Sat by Mr Greg Woodhams who I thought was of great importance in regard to this matter. He told myself and other residents in Forsyth Street to go on Greater.Sydney/project/meadowbank and lodge our submission and at no time were we given a deadline. I didn’t even know this info session was on till I got home late on Sat and made it there at 5pm( a joke in itself) . I didn’t get the flyer that this was on. There was a problem with your server and hence in frustration my submission was unable to go thru along with many other residents.
My neighbour advised my that we could send this one off to you by midnight tonight. I rallied the street and hopefully they will all petition their concerns. To be honest with you, I don’t think we as residents are being given a fair go, or enough time to lodge our concerns. The general consensis is that this is just a big rush job.
Every effort needs to be made to ease the severe traffic congestion our area is faced with 24/7 365 days a year now, even before all this future school and tafe development is started.
Over development in the area along with the lack of adequate traffic infrastructure is already choking us, NO PARKING,QUEUES AT THE END OF OUR STREET FORSYTH STREET NOW AND MANY OTHERS.Since the no right turn has been brought in from Bowden to Vic Road, our Street Forsyth Street has become a rally track for ALL traffic coming from the North which has compounded the problems. I have nearly been knocked over on numerous occassions and Im sorry but if as we have been told in the past there needs to be fatalities before anything of use can be done; that day is coming much closer. There have already been more accidents and the noise is horendous and only going to get much worse.
Our quality of life is getting terrible, our anxiety and depression too. The right turn needs to be reinstated and making Forsyth Street a Cul-de-sac at the Victoria Road end would be a good start . Our street with all the heritage listed cottages have a lot of young families in it thats kids walk the streets with their families going to schools and not feeling safe on the streets and crossing roads.
The bus stop for drop off and pick up of students we have now been told is proposed across the road from our house on the short strip of road in front of the substation in Macpherson Street!Really!!
Conjestion , noise and safety are of paramount importance to us. The sub had transformers blow up a couple of years ago with flying heavy porcelain pieces shrouding our property and nearly hitting me in my garden. I couldhave died..
For god sake let common sense prevail! That is a black spot already and you would be crazy to put it there . It should be positioned along the front of the proposed schools in Rhode Street. That is a long stretch of Road and where it should be placed..
So to sum up there ARE alot of residents terribly concerned about what is going on and the lack of community consultation. I am not one for getting so involved in this but I think we really have no alternative but to get the media involved if communication isn’t improved and our suggestions taken seriously and implemented.
Name Withheld
Comment
WEST RYDE , New South Wales
Message
I think the instructions on how to submit an application were not clear – I tried to follow the instructions on the flyer. I believe I submitted to the Greater Sydney Commission consultation however my submission was also intended to be considered in the assessment of the Meadowbank Schools (SSD-9343) and TAFE Meadowbank (SSD-10349) applications.
I understand I wasn’t the only contributor who had technical issues when trying to make a submission yesterday. There is some confusion regarding the necessity to prepare three submissions – where was this requirement in the written instructions? I believe one neighbour completed a questionnaire which I haven’t come across????
I strongly suggest that a second stage consultation process be put in place. I think the communication regarding the recent meetings was poor. This is a large, and critical development for my local area – a development which will have a major impact on the residents, the local natural environment and the way of living for local residents – many residents have been here in excess of 20 years. We have been subjected to uncontrolled development, a huge increase in population and traffic, and no supporting infrastructure - and a resultant fall in our quality of enjoyment of our local area. I know residents who protested to local government and who have now moved interstate because of the increased traffic and the problems and dangers the traffic and lack of infrastructure has caused to their family. This really concerns me. I have trouble crossing the street each morning to get to the train station to catch a very overcrowded train. I have made quite a few submissions to council regarding development. I am not against development of this area. but I am very concerned about the lack of planning and the lack of concern the increase in population is having on residents.
I didn’t attend the session on Wed 6 Nov – I was working – I work for the courts and it was a long day.
As an aside - it delights me that the TAFE college attracts lots of native birds. What happens when the building starts and the native birds’ nests and habitats are disturbed….there is a single Grand Parrot that eats each evening from a tree on See Street. Has anyone else noticed this?
It would be appreciated if an meeting be organised so the residents could voice their concerns. My concern is primarily environmental, and secondly but equally importantly, safety for pedestrians and then overcrowding – in the one area we have a 90 seat child care centre, a proposed primary school and high school and TAFE College. So we have 0-6 year olds with prams and distracted parents, mixing with boisterous primary school children and pre-teens and hormonal 15-20 year old drivers. Lots of energy, lots of cars and lots of racing and wheelies…..and litter.
We need to control of the traffic, and channel and slow the traffic. Bowden street is a racing track, as is McPherson and See Streets and Constitution Road. What if McPherson Street was closed at Bowden Street, or closed on Mcpherson Street at the corner of Mcpherson Lane and Mcpherson Street? Just thoughts.
Name Withheld
Comment
WEST RYDE , New South Wales
Message
I think my wife has nailed our concerns. We are convinced that converting Forsyth Street into a Cul-de-sac at the Victoria Road end would ease alot of traffic that we have taken on from overdevelpoment and changing Bowden Street from Top Ryde into no right turn onto Vic Road.That change alone has compounded our traffic and conjestion problem ten fold.
In regard to the attached article from 2007. Please have a read and pay much attention to tafe parking spots and the problems we had12 years ago.From what we have seen parking spaces in tafe and the new schools are miniscule and much less than were there back in 2007!! BACKWARDS. NOT HAPPY
Attachments
Name Withheld
Comment
WEST RYDE , New South Wales
Message
I am a young student who knows only too well the problems the overdevelopment and lack of substantial traffic infrastructure have created for our area.
Before any of this future development commences you need to address the problems we are already faced with on a daily basis.
Reinstate right turn onto Victoria Road from Bowden Street. Overflow of that traffic is presently funnelled into Macpherson then down Forsyth.
Cul-de-sac at the end of Forsyth Street is essential in reducing conjestion and the daily rat runs we have here and make our homes a safer place to live.
Bus stops in front of the substation in Macpherson Street is rediculous. Dangerous and terribly busy as it is. Bad idea. You cant even cross the road as it is. Common sense should prevail and have the kids dropped off in Rhodes Street in front of the schools. That is a long stretch of Road and a bus bay should be implemented there.
My bedroom is on the cnr of Forsyth and Macpherson. The noise now is very bad. I am a uni student and my anxiety levels have been elevated to extreme already with the daily traffic and noise, semis,trucks,and other heavy vehicles.You want to put bus stops across the road as well.Pathetic and a bad decision
Transport for NSW (incorporating RMS and Sydney Trains)
Comment
Chippendale , New South Wales
Message
Hi Jason

Thanks for the opportunity of reviewing this proposal. Please find attached our submission.

kind regards,
Billy
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Environment Protection Authority
Comment
Sydney , New South Wales
Message
Please see attached
Attachments
Sydney Water
Comment
Parramatta , New South Wales
Message
Attachments
Carol Lin
Object
MELROSE PARK , New South Wales
Message
Tafe meadowbank has been a a very green campus and offered uniqe environment for the students and the community. I strongly disgree to remove hundreds of trees for the car park, especially coming on the heels of a record hot summer and bush fires. With modern technology, building multilevel car park, dig basement for carpark can be easily done while saving the trees that have been in that area for many years. With more people coming to the campus, it is more of reasons to keep the trees and offer shade and some nature on compus. Trees are hard to grow to the state as it is now, we can easily build carpark with multi levels that do not require to remove the trees.
Name Withheld
Support
MEADOWBANK , New South Wales
Message
We are a long term residents at Meadowbank with my wife and 2 kids. Our family is very excited about the proposed education and employment centre. Especially, we look forward to the completion of the new primary school and high school. The facility will generate a number of new employment opportunities in the area. Also it will provide better education opportunities for my kids.
Chris Sharp
Object
RYDE , New South Wales
Message
I object to the removal of an additional 113 trees as I feel this provides valuable natural environment for the wildlife of Sydney

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Project Details

Application Number
SSD-10349
Assessment Type
State Significant Development
Development Type
Educational establishments
Local Government Areas
City of Ryde
Decision
Approved
Determination Date
Decider
Executive Director
Last Modified By
SSD-10349-Mod-2
Last Modified On
15/06/2022

Contact Planner

Name
Jason Maslen