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Mayor's Community Message

19 JUNE 2019
The New Heart of Ryde consultation 

Formal consultation will begin next week on the new vision for the Ryde Civic Centre site.

Known as The New Heart of Ryde, the proposal will deliver a four-fold increase in community facilities without any residential development. It is financially sustainable and will not increase rates or result in cuts to services.  

Given the importance of the Ryde Civic Centre site to our community, I strongly encourage everyone to take part in the formal consultation process which will take place between 26 June and 25 August.

For more information on The New Heart of Ryde click here.

Marketing Macquarie Park for the future

At next week’s Council meeting, I will be voicing my support for the City of Ryde’s Macquarie Park Marketing Plan. 

Macquarie Park is one of Australia’s economic success stories, however, it is clear more can be done to drive further investment, encouraging new start-ups to the area and enhance the area’s reputation as a burgeoning innovation hub.

The Macquarie Park Marketing Plan provides a strategic blueprint on how to achieve this by engaging with stakeholders and identifying ways to enhance the experience of people who live, work, study or visit by promoting more entertainment and recreation opportunities in the area.

If endorsed by Council, we will begin rolling out the marketing plan straight away to help cement the future success of Macquarie Park.

Karaoke Plaza this Saturday

There are few places that do karaoke better than Eastwood, so it is fitting the City of Ryde will host a special karaoke event at Eastwood Plaza this Saturday evening.

Karaoke Plaza invites singers of all ability to bust out a tune from a large range of songs in English, Chinese and Korean.

There will also be roving dance performances by Dancekool, a free group dance workshop as well as video art on display. Delicious food will also be available thanks to the Eastwood Night Markets. 

For more information including on how to register to sing at the event click here.

Yours Sincerely,

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

Last updated on 20 June 2019