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Mayor's Community Message

22 March 2017

Disability Inclusion Action Plan

The City of Ryde Council is working with the Councils of Lane Cove and Hunters Hill to develop a combined Disability Inclusion Action Plan (DIAP). The plan will ensure that people living with a disability have access to information, services, Council buildings, facilities, employment opportunities and community programs and events.

A combined DIAP as well as stand alone plans will be developed due to possible Council mergers.

An external agency has been engaged to assist in the preparation of the DIAP which will analyse information from a community survey, a series of group discussions and one-on-one conversations with relevant parties.   

People living with a disability will be at the core of the consultations with the inclusion of family, friends and people who support those living with disability.

The consultations will take place between March and May 2017. You can find out more at the Have Your Say page  

You can also send your enquiries to or phone City of Ryde Customer Service on 9952 8222.

Full STEAM ahead

West Ryde Library is leading a learning revolution for tomorrow’s problem solvers and innovators, with a ground-breaking educational program for children called STEAM.

STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics and uses the power of play to engage children aged 3 – 12 years with technology and learning opportunities.

The Curiosity Cabinet at West Ryde Library is the centre piece of STEAM. It offers visual and hands-on activities to engage children with technology in a fun way through telescopes, science kits, touchscreens, workshops and special events.

If you want to open your child’s mind to a world of wonder, drop into West Ryde Library (2 Graf Avenue) and help them discover the secrets of STEAM.

Harmony Day Events 

The Community Information Expo will be held on Thursday 23 March, at Eastwood Plaza, from 9.30am – 12.30pm. The event is hosted by Council in partnership with the Community Migrant Resource Centre and will showcase a one-stop-shop of services for residents and new migrants. Multi-lingual volunteers will be on hand and information stalls will provide information on Aged Care, Health, Housing, Family Services, Settlement Services and Education. 

While the Expo is primarily about information exchange and networking, the entertainment and social elements will add a festive feel to showcase our diversity and community spirit. The other major Harmony Day event is the Harmony Soccer Cup which will be held at Eastwood Oval on Saturday 25 March.  

Yours Sincerely,

Clr Bill Pickering (LtCol Retd)
Mayor - City of Ryde
Phone: Office of the Mayor 9952 8222.

Last updated on 22 March 2017