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New Ryde Fire Station

Fire and Rescue NSW is Australia’s largest urban firefighting service. With more than 330 fire stations around the State, we are ready anywhere, anytime to protect the irreplaceable.

In 2022, the NSW Government will construct a new fire station at North Ryde bringing our trusted expertise in fire, rescue, hazardous materials (HAZMAT) incidents, environmental protection and medical response to your neighbourhood.

Serving you better

The new $8.3 million Ryde Fire Station will be located adjacent to 120 Coxs Road, North Ryde. It will replace the current station in Blaxland Road which is more than 100 years old and no longer meets the needs of a modern fire service.

The new station will be staffed by 16 professional firefighters who will provide 24-hour protection to the local area.

The new Ryde Fire Station will be designed to complement surrounding properties and ensure activities at the station have minimal impact on neighbours.

Online community information session

Join Fire and Rescue NSW for an online community information session to answer questions about the new fire station. 

Date: 6pm - 7pm, Tuesday 31 August, 2021

Location: Due to the changing COVID-19 situation, the session will be held online. Please view below to access the virtual meeting link. For more information, contact info@fire.nsw.gov.au

Please note that if there are any technical difficulties regarding the session, we will share updates on this page.

Meeting link: https://zoom.us/j/91252109720?pwd=YTg0S0NsTFhpaWoyN29xZEd5TWljUT09

Meeting ID: 912 5210 9720
Passcode: 2113

Requirements for the meeting

Camera is not needed. You are more than welcome to use your microphone or the meeting chat to ask questions, although please note you will be muted until the allocated question time.

Desktop computers: You can access Zoom from any popular browser. Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge are recommended. You can also download the Zoom application here [external link]

Smartphones: Make sure you have downloaded the Zoom app from your device’s app store. A presentation will be displayed during the session, so it is recommended you use a computer or tablet if available.

iPhones or iPads: Apple App Store Zoom App[external link].

Android, Samsung: Android Google Play Store Zoom App [external link].

Landline phones: You can dial into the meeting from a landline phone if no other method is available. Call (02) 8015 6011 and enter the Meeting ID and Passcode from above when prompted.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why do we need a new fire station?

The current Ryde Fire Station located on Blaxland Road was built in 1915 and is no longer fit for purpose. Due to its age, the current Ryde station cannot be renovated or improved to the standard required for modern emergency response, so a new station at a more suitable site is required. The new $8.3 million station will be a modern facility equipped with state-of-the-art technology to ensure local firefighters can provide the highest level of protection for the community.

Why is the station being built in this location?

There has been significant industrial and residential growth in the North Ryde and Macquarie Park areas, creating a need to boost local fire and emergency protection. The new station site (adjacent to 120 Coxs Road [external link]) is strategically located to these growth areas to allow for fast response times to emergencies. The surrounding properties will also benefit from fast response times during an emergency.

Will the station have a large visual impact?

The design of the new station will ensure minimal impact on neighbours, with drive through engine bays and parking at the rear of the station behind discreet gates and fences. The design will complement surrounding properties and the general amenity of the area.

Will the fire station be operating 24-hours a day?

Yes. The new station will be permanently staffed by 16 firefighters 24-hours a day on a rotating roster.

Will the station be noisy?

The new station is designed to ensure activities at the station will have minimal impact on neighbours, with drive through engine bays and parking at the rear of the station behind discreet gates and fences.

Other key features of the new station include:

  • Twin engine bays and facilities for a modern and diverse workforce.
  • Enhanced training facilities to ensure increased firefighter skills and capabilities.

Who approved the new station at this site?

Under Clause 48(1) of State Environmental Planning Policy (Infrastructure) 2007 development consent is not required from Council for this proposal. The proposal is governed by Part 5 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 and the environmental considerations outlined in clause 228 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000.

When will the station be built?

Construction of the station will begin in early 2022 with an anticipated completion date later in the year.

Will there be any impact on traffic during the construction?

Construction access to the site would be via Coxs Road. Vehicle movements into and out of the site would be appropriately managed in accordance with a site-specific Traffic Management Plan to be developed by the successful construction contractor.

Where can I find more information?

You can contact us at info@fire.nsw.gov.au