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Mayor's Community Message

20 October 2021
Outdoor markets to resume

I am delighted to confirm that the Ryde Wharf Market and the Eastwood Night Markets will return in November.

Both outdoor markets were postponed during the Greater Sydney lockdown, but will now resume in line with the easing of COVID-19 restrictions by the NSW Government.

The markets will operate with COVID-Safe plans with social distancing measures and density limits in place to ensure everyone’s health and safety. 

The weekly Eastwood Night Markets will resume from 4.00pm on Saturday 6 November and will operate as a takeaway food only market until the first Saturday in December.

The monthly Ryde Wharf Market will resume from 8.00am on Sunday 14 November and will be a completely fenced event. Due to there being a mix of retail and food stalls, proof of vaccination will be required for the Ryde Wharf Market upon entry.

Click & Collect service launched

Our fantastic library service has launched a new Click & Collect service that operates from Gladesville Library.

The Click & Collect service allows library members to browse and reserve items using the online library catalogue or via the City of Ryde Libraries app. 

Once the items have been reserved they can then be picked up from Gladesville Library via a contactless pick-up service.

And in more good news, the Ryde, Eastwood, Gladesville and West Ryde library branches are all set to reopen and resume normal hours of operation from this Monday (25 October).

North Ryde Library will remain closed while work on the Coxs Road Town Centre upgrade continues.

Macquarie Park bus interchange 

If you have not done so already, I would encourage you to view Council’s proposal for a pedestrian-only public plaza to be built in Macquarie Park, and voice your support. 

The proposal, which is part of a promise from the Federal and State Government for a new bus interchange, in Macquarie Park, has unfortunately been ignored by Transport for NSW which wants to progress with plans that amount to nothing more than a fancy bus stop, with ‘bus only’ lanes installed and no public plaza.

To view Council’s proposal and to lodge your support click here.


Yours Sincerely,

Clr Jerome Laxale
Mayor - City of Ryde
Phone: Office of the Mayor 9952 8222.

Last updated on 20 October 2021