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Mayor's Community Message

28 July 2021
White Ribbon accreditation

The City of Ryde Council has successfully completed the White Ribbon Australia Workplace Accreditation Program, which recognises the organisation’s ongoing commitment to eliminating family and domestic violence.

Facilitated by community service organisation, Communicare, the program required the City of Ryde workplace to meet 15 criteria that demonstrates a safer and more respectful workplace that is taking active steps to stop violence against women. 

The accreditation builds on the large number of initiatives Council has undertaken to tackle domestic violence, including the implementation of 10 days of paid domestic violence leave for staff and staging the Make A Stand march in Macquarie Park. 

If you are experiencing any form of violence please call the Domestic Violence Hotline on 1800 656 463 or 1800 RESPECT on 1800 737 732.

Spring Garden competition

The popular City of Ryde Spring Garden competition is back for another year, with entries now open.

The Spring Garden Competition is an inclusive event with 11 categories of entry. As such we strongly encourage entries from green thumbs of all ages, individuals, families, community groups, cultural groups, gardeners with different abilities, commercial organisations and small businesses.

Entries are open until 31 August 2021. For more information click here.

Temporary changes to some waste services 

Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, the City of Ryde has paused non-essential waste collection activities while current stay-at-home orders are in place.

This means the following services will not be operational during this temporary pause:

  • Clothing bins
  • Community Recycling Centre at 8 Waltham Road, Artarmon
  • Problem Waste Drop-off stations
  • Second-hand garage sales
  • The Bower Collection and Rehoming Service 
  • Compost bin and worm farm deliveries.

Regular contactless kerbside services such as garbage, recycling and garden organics collection will still continue as normal.

More information is available here.

Yours Sincerely,

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

Last updated on 28 July 2021