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Mayor's Community Message

17 April 2019

Council acknowledges Land and Environment Court decision

Last week, the Land and Environment Court dismissed a claim lodged by the City of Ryde that the NSW Government’s Medium Density Code be ruled invalid.

The City of Ryde commenced proceedings in the court on behalf of residents alleging the government failed to consider certain environmental issues it was legally required to undertake before implementing the code.

While it is a disappointing outcome, the City of Ryde respects the court’s decision. However, our community does not respect the NSW Government’s continued targeting of Ryde with overdevelopment. Coupled with the Priority Precinct program, the City of Ryde still maintains that the Medium Density Housing Code will have dire consequences for our entire community.

I can assure you the City of Ryde will continue its campaign for the NSW Government to give us a complete exemption from the code and I plan to request a meeting with new Planning Minister Rob Stokes to try and achieve that.

New skate park completed 

I am delighted to announce that construction of the Meadowbank Outdoor Youth and Family Recreation Space has been completed and the new skate and scooter park is now open to the public.

This first-class facility delivers on Council’s commitment to provide more recreational outdoor spaces for the entire community. 

I would encourage everyone to get down to the skate and scooter park on Saturday 27 April for its official opening. This will be a fantastic day out featuring demonstrations by professional skaters, a live DJ, Mexican food truck, skating competitions and a free ride for everyone to take part in.   

The opening starts at midday with activities taking place until 4.00pm. More information can be found here.

Anzac Day Commemoration Service

The City of Ryde will host a Commemoration Service at Anzac Park on ANZAC Day next week. All are welcome to attend the commemoration service, which begins at 9.00am and will be followed by a morning tea at Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club.  

Happy Easter

With Easter taking place this weekend, on behalf of all of us at the City of Ryde I would like to wish everyone a happy break filled with lots of joy and happiness. 

Yours Sincerely,

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

Last updated on 18 April 2019