Community Message

27 September

Netball honours

Ryde State MP Jordan Lane, City of Ryde CEO Wayne Rylands, outgoing Mayor Clr Sarkis Yedelian OAM and a number of other Councillors were among the VIP guests in attendance at the recent Eastwood Ryde Netball Association (ERNA) senior representative presentation dinner.

The event, held at the Ryde Eastwood leagues Club, congratulated ERNA’s grand final-winning Netball NSW Metro League Division 1 side as well as the ERNA Hawks Open Premier League Team, which lost its grand final by the narrowest margin after a tremendous season. 

Clr Yedelian paid special tribute to a towering figure in Ryde netball, Anne Doring OAM, who was inducted into the Netball NSW Hall of Fame after 50 years of dedicated work at all levels of the sport.

“Her passion and energy for the game is bountiful,” he said.

Author’s platform

Renowned author Judy Nunn – who many may remember from her alternate career as an actor in iconic Australian TV shows like Prisoner, Sons and Daughters, and Home and Away – will be chatting about her latest blockbuster novel Black Sheep at Ryde Library on Thursday 28 September from 6.30 - 8.00pm.

Black Sheep is a sweeping historical tale about a prosperous sheep-farming family and the enigmatic young man they let into their lives.

With book signings and a Q&A session, it promises to be a fun and entertaining evening and you can book your attendance click here.

New Mayor elected

By the time you read this, City of Ryde councillors will have elected a new Mayor and Deputy Mayor to serve the City until the next local government elections on 14 September 2024, when enrolled residents will begin to take on the responsibility of electing future Mayors.

The change in procedure is the result of a constitutional referendum held at the 4 December 2021 local government elections when an overwhelming majority of City of Ryde voters – 76.18% to 23.82% - supported the adoption of a popularly elected Mayor for fixed four-year terms.