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Mayor's Community Message

25 May 2022
Volunteer Recognition Awards

It was a privilege to attend the 2022 Volunteer Recognition Awards at a special ceremony at Curzon Hall in Marsfield last week.

I would like to congratulate the following award winners and thank them for their service to the community:

Individual: Sheena Smith

Young: Abby Hill

Young Special Commendation: Ella Marcellino 

Group: Stryder Social and Shopping Bus Volunteers

In a welcome addition, this year’s awards introduced a new Community Heroes award category to recognise a selection of community members – both past and present – who have contributed to the sense of community in the City of Ryde.

The inaugural recipients were: Barry Budd, Philip Brown, Leasa Clark, Rochelle Keshishian, Susan Nocom, Kedarnath Pagaddinnimath, Barry Parsons, Helen Pegler, Kathy Tracy, Shaun Warden. 

For more information on all of the award recipients click here.

National Reconciliation Week

The City of Ryde is staging a range of events between 27 May and 3 June as part of National Reconciliation Week.

From 6.00pm this Friday 27 May we will stage a concert featuring cultural performances from The ILLUME Girls and Torres Strait Island dance troupe, Kiris An Taran at the North Ryde School of Arts Hall. 

Then at Midday on Tuesday 31 May a reconciliation event will take place at Macquarie University with a welcome to country smoking ceremony, a truth telling discussion panel as well as weaving and art workshops.

And from 6.00pm on Friday 3 June, an art workshop with mural artist Bronwen Wade-Leeuwen will also be held at North Ryde School of Arts Hall.

All events are free. For more information and to register click here.

Delivery PROGRAM

Time is running out to have your say on the Draft 2022-2026 Four Year Delivery Program, One Year Operational Plan 2022/23 & Draft 2022/23 Fees and Charges, which are on public exhibition until Sunday 29 May.

These documents outline the projects and initiatives Council has committed to deliver for the community over the next four years. 

They also include a proposal from Council to reduce the 2022/23 standard Domestic Waste Management Charge. If this reduction comes into effect it will save residents an average of approximately $8 per household. 

For more information and to take part in the consultation click here.

Yours Sincerely,

Clr Jordan Lane
Mayor - City of Ryde
Phone: Office of the Mayor 9952 8222.

Last updated on 25 May 2022