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Mayor's Community Message

24 February 2021
The New Heart of Ryde update

I met with local residents last week to discuss the next exciting phase of the Ryde Civic Centre redevelopment.

This week marks the beginning of demolition works, which will continue over the following months.

Once these works are completed, construction can begin on the community and civic hub that will deliver a four-fold increase in community facilities. 

This will include a new multi-purpose and cultural building featuring the new Edna Wilde Performance Hall, which will be able to seat up to 700 people, as well as public activity rooms, meeting rooms, function space capable of hosting art exhibitions, amenities and food premises.

An additional commercial building will also be built on the site which will house Council staff as well as external tenants. Other features include a centrally located public plaza, extensive landscaping works, direct and accessible pedestrian links, as well as 236 on-site basement car spaces.

For more information click here.

Ryde Local Heritage Assistance Fund 2021

As part of Council’s commitment to protecting our City’s heritage, we have recently established the Ryde Local Heritage Assistance Fund 2021.

This fund provides support to owners of listed items of local heritage and in Heritage Conservation Areas, by offering grants of up to $15,000 to facilitate and offset costs associated with undertaking repairs, maintenance and conservation works.

For more information, including the eligibility criteria and how to apply, click here. 

Love Eastwood 

Time is running out to go into the running to win a $100 gift card as part of the City of Ryde Love Eastwood campaign.

To go into the running to win a $100 gift card, all you need to do is visit the City of Ryde website and simply complete an online form. 

Each gift card can be spent at participating businesses on the western and eastern side of Eastwood town centre. More than 100 businesses have registered in the program which means that the lucky winners will have a large variety of local stores to spend their gift cards at and support businesses in Eastwood.

Entries close this Friday 26 February. For more information and to enter click here. 

Yours Sincerely,

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

Last updated on 24 February 2021