Community Message

6 December


I had the opportunity to visit Eastwood Library recently where I was privileged to meet some terrific volunteers from the local Men’s Shed who built shelving for the facility’s popular Seed Library.

I was highly impressed by the skill and craftsmanship that went into creating this wonderful new asset for the library.

The Eastwood Seed Library is a free seed sharing program sustained through donations from the community and supports seed diversity and open pollinated varieties suited to the local environment. 

It aligns with City of Ryde’s commitment to the circular economy, supporting sustainability, and promoting health and wellness.


Following a resolution passed at the July 2023 meeting, Council approved a Holiday Gift Guide for the benefit of the community and local businesses ahead of the upcoming Christmas/new year/school holiday season.

The Holiday Gift Guide will be a page on Council’s website, maintained by Council staff that 

will be live until 31 January 2024. It’s a great way of not only supporting our economy by shopping local but it will provide some fantastic gift ideas for our families and loved ones.

Click here for more information.


It might be hard to believe but Christmas is only weeks away and City of Ryde has started its community celebrations for the happiest time of the year.

We have two terrific events planned for Saturday 9 December. Our always-popular West Ryde Carols take place at Anzac Park from 6.00 - 8.00pm, while at Fontenoy Park, Macquarie Park, we’ll be hosting Cinema in the Park, with a special screening of the seasonal classic How the Grinch Stole Christmas taking place at around 8.00pm.

And there will be plenty of other great events to enjoy ahead of Santa’s annual visit. Click here for a full rundown of all of Council’s Christmas activities.

Yours Sincerely,


Clr Sarkis Yedelian OAM
Mayor - City of Ryde
Phone: Office of the Mayor 9952 8222.