the pause on ryde occurred after mr roberts asked the greater sydney commission for advice about where development was causing concerns. only two months ago, the greater sydney commission released district plans that implied significant new housing in ryde.the march plan for sydney’s north district said 7600 new dwellings should be built in the ryde council area between 2016 and 2021.“it’s very hard for the development industry to follow the rules the government puts out and then finds the rules are on hold because politicians are upset,” said the chief executive of developer group urban taskforce, chris johnson.“i worry how much of the district plans and the regional plans will remain in place by the time we get to the election,” said mr johnson, referring to the next state poll in march.the property council said the government’s decision put jobs at risk and could drive up house prices.the nsw executive director of the property council, jane fitzgerald, said almost 8000 people in ryde had a job in the industry.mr roberts’ intervention came on the back of agitated public comments by the liberal member for ryde, victor dominello. mr dominello won the seat with a 61.5 to 38.5 per cent margin from labor’s jerome laxale at the 2015 election, but had started to campaign publicly for a freeze on development in his area.labor’s planning spokesman, michael daley, said the ryde decision was “simply to save victor,” and did nothing for the other areas of sydne...