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Mayor's Community Message

5 May 2021
Electric vehicles

At last week’s Council meeting, the City of Ryde has made a commitment to undertake a range of initiatives that will help residents make the transition from fuel-based cars to electric vehicles (EVs). 

Already, Council has led the way in EV uptake by introducing EVs into its fleet and will complete the installation of our first two public chargers by the middle of the year, with another two online by the end of the year.

To build on this, Council has now pledged to go even further by incorporating EV chargers in existing and future urban renewal projects, while also undertaking a review of planning controls to support the mandatory installation of EV infrastructure as part of new housing developments. 

For more information, click here.

Ryde Wharf Markets return this Sunday

Celebrate Mother’s Day this Sunday by paying a visit to the Ryde Wharf Markets, located at Ryde Wharf Reserve along the picturesque Parramatta River.

The monthly markets showcase a variety of stalls offering fresh produce, hot food, food products, arts and crafts, homewares and much more. 

The markets open at 8.00am and run until 2.00pm. Marketgoers are encouraged to catch public transport where they can, as parking in the area is limited.  

Local forum for female candidates

The City of Ryde and the Australian Local Government Women’s Association NSW Branch will stage an information session between 1.30pm and 5.00pm on Saturday 15 May 2021 for women who are interested in standing at the September Council elections. 

The information session will provide valuable information on how to run for the elections as well as provide insights on the role and responsibilities of a councillor. 

At a time when we need more female representation at local government level, I would encourage every woman in the City of Ryde who is considering running for Council or even just curious, to attend this really important event. It could just be the start of a rewarding and fulfilling career as a councillor.  

Registrations are essential. 

For more information and to register click here.

Yours Sincerely,

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

Last updated on 5 May 2021