Mayors Community Message

28 September

Ending Ageism

At the Council meeting held on 23 August, I was pleased to put forward a Mayoral Minute to support the EveryAGE Counts campaign, which was supported by all Councillors. This campaign aims to end ageism and join with others in the community to create a society where every person is valued, connected and respected, regardless of age. 

EveryAGE Counts is a grassroots campaign of individuals and organisations dedicated to highlighting the social, economic and civic impacts of ageism, and building an Australia that no longer tolerates it. It aims to achieve this by working in communities to positively change thinking about ageing, to re-imagine getting older and to set the foundations for current and future generations to age well.

The EveryAGE pledge is one way community members can show their support and I encourage anyone who is interested to visit the EveryAGE website and take the pledge, as I have done.

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Mac Park Social

This Wednesday is the fourth and final instalment of the Mac Park Social series! 

I encourage everyone to get out in the fresh air and join in the fun at Thomas Holt Drive, Macquarie Park, as it’s transformed into a Middle Eastern Bazaar from 11.00am - 2.00pm on 28 September.

There’ll be authentic entertainment from belly dancers, a free photobooth with a desert Bedouin vibe, along with delicious gozleme, gourmet felafel, barbecued meats and much more. 

Plus, City of Ryde will also be giving away free ice cream from Gelato Messina to the first 100 people on a first-in-first-served basis. 

Custom flavours include Baklava Gelato, Ode to Zeno and Pistachio Praline.

And don’t forget that Council is giving away two $100 gift vouchers each week to be spent at participating local businesses in Macquarie Park. All you need to do is come along to MacPark Social, take a selfie or food pic at Mac Park Social and upload your photo to Instagram. Remember to include the hashtag #MacParkSocial and tag @CityofRyde in your post!

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2023 NSW Women of the Year Award Nominations Now Open

Nominations for the 2023 NSW Women of the Year Awards are now open to all women and girls who live in NSW, celebrating the extraordinary women and girls who make a huge difference in our communities.

This year’s awards will include the NSW Woman of Excellence, Aboriginal Woman of the Year, Community Hero, Regional Woman of the Year and Young Woman of the Year (ages 18-30), as well as The One to Watch Award (ages 7-17).

To learn more about the awards or submit a nomination, visit the NSW Women of the Year Award website.

Nominations close at 11.59pm this Friday 30 September.

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Yours Sincerely,


Clr Jordan Lane
Mayor - City of Ryde
Phone: Office of the Mayor 9952 8222.