In 2016 the City of Ryde undertook a Night Time Economy (NTE) Study.
Throughout this study, Council consulted with more than 700 individuals and groups including residents, workers, business operations, Chambers of Commerce and community services to understand community desires around a night time economy for Ryde.
The outcomes of this study informed a Night Time Economy Action Plan which was endorsed by Council in April 2017.
The NTE Action Plan responded to the communities clear desire for creative and colourful lighting installations, improved lighting and wayfinding throughout town centres, as well as lighting for safety.
Creative lighting installations can provide a sense of place, joy, and safety whilst activating spaces at night.
In 2017/18 the City Activation team will deliver Ryde Lights through the Night Time Economy Implementation (Stage 1) project.
Ryde Lights will see the installation of creative and colourful lighting in four locations throughout the City of Ryde. It is anticipated that the installations will remain on display until 2020.
- Ryde Lights Gladesville – Trim Place, December 2017
- Ryde Lights Eastwood – Eastwood Plaza, February 2018
- Ryde Lights West Ryde – Anzac Park, April 2018
- Ryde Lights Meadowbank – Meadowbank Wharf, date TBC