Mayors Community Message

1 February

Lunar New Year Festival

I encourage everyone to come down to Eastwood Oval this Saturday 4 February to celebrate the Year of the Rabbit (Year of the Cat for our Vietnamese community) at the City of Ryde Lunar New Year Festival.

This family friendly event is sure to excite all ages with special performances, amusement rides and a variety of stalls and food trucks at Eastwood Oval between 3.00pm and 9.00pm. 

A spectacular display of fireworks will close out the night to celebrate the Year of the Rabbit! 

To find out more click here.

Gladesville Town Centre Activation Project

Linsley Street in Gladesville has come to life in 2023 with a series of pop-up events being held as part of the Gladesville Town Centre Activation Project.

The project includes the temporary closure of a small section of Linsley Street between Victoria Road and Western Crescent, Gladesville. The road closure and associated infrastructure will remain in place until mid-February 2023. This has been made possible due to funding from the NSW Government’s ‘Streets As Shared Spaces Program’. The program provides funding for councils to undertake temporary intervention projects that improve local streets and pavements as shared spaces. 

I encourage you to invite your friends, grab a bite to eat from your favourite café or restaurant, and head over to Linsley Street for live music by local talent, creative and recreational activities for kids and adults, exciting pop-up food events and much more during February.

More information is available here.

Community Grants program closing soon

If you have a great idea that could benefit people in our City, a City of Ryde Community Grant may be able to assist you. Grants provide financial support to not-for-profit organisations, and in some instances individuals, to undertake projects which address a community need.

Applications for round one of our Community Grants program close on Friday 17 February. 

There are seven categories of grants available, including small grants, arts and creativity, community facilities and equipment, community wellbeing, events, sport and recreation and venue hire. 

Find out more here.

Yours Sincerely,


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