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Mayor's Community Message

8 July 
Site establishment works begin for Ryde Central and the Edna Wilde OAM Performance Space

The City of Ryde continues to progress with its Ryde Central project including the Edna Wilde OAM Performance Space within the Community Cultural Centre project with site establishment works commencing.

Fencing has gone up around the Ryde Civic Centre site for community safety. Pedestrian access around the site will remain open to the public during this phase of the project. 

Progressing with the Ryde Central project will be integral component of our City’s economic recovery, creating jobs during its construction and providing a fourfold increase in modern community space once it is completed. 

Best of all, Council will retain complete ownership of the site with no residential development included. 

For more information, including updates and frequently asked questions, click here.  

Investing in Ryde’s recovery

Commencing work on the Ryde Central project is a key feature of the City of Ryde’s 2020/21 budget, which was recently endorsed by Council. 

This budget is all about supporting job creation, investing in public infrastructure and helping Ryde recover from the severe economic challenges created by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. 

Apart from Ryde Central, the budget features a number of other exciting projects, including building a new multi-level car park in Eastwood, completing the missing link of the Ryde River Walk, an upgrade to the public domain at Coxs Road in North Ryde, a new playground for Meadowbank Park and much more. 

Given the City of Ryde’s strong financial position, we have been able to undertake all of these projects, while maintaining a balanced budget that does not go into deficit.

Always was, always will be

The City of Ryde has endorsed its Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan, which outlines the steps Council will undertake to promote reconciliation within the community. 

This Council has always acknowledged Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people that live in Ryde and has also supported the Uluru Statement of the Heart which aims to give a First Nations voice to Parliament. 

The Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan is the latest initiative undertaken by Council to strengthen our relationships within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. It is an important step in our journey towards reconciliation and hope everyone in the Ryde community can join us on this journey. 

The City of Ryde was, and always will be, Aboriginal land.

RALC reopens to all customers 

With further easing of COVID-19 restrictions in NSW, I am happy to report that the Ryde Aquatic Leisure Centre has now reopened to all customers in line with strict physical distancing measures.

Under the current Public Health Order, the total number of patrons at the RALC must allow for at least four square metres of space per person. In addition, we encourage all patrons to maintain a physical distance of 1.5 metres from others at all times.

For more information, including current restrictions on the RALC’s spa, steam room and sauna, and stadium, click here.


Yours Sincerely,

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

Last updated on 8 July 2020