Mayors Community Message

7 December

Christmas Carols 

The Christmas spirit is definitely alive and well in our City with a number of events planned during December. 

West Ryde is a set to have a fantastic Christmas Carols event. The event, organised by West Ryde Chamber of Commerce and The Salvation Army Ryde, will include a free petting zoo, pony rides, food and drink stalls, face painting and a stage carols show. 

The event will take place from 6.00 – 8.00pm on Saturday 17 December 2022 at Anzac Park, Wattle Street, West Ryde. 

The Rotary Clubs of Macquarie Park and North Ryde are also set to hold their Carols on the Common. The event will include your favourite Christmas carols, fantastic performers, a special bucket collection for Rotary’s flood relief project, food and drink stalls and fireworks. 

The event will take place from 5.00 – 9.30pm on Sunday 18 December 2022 at North Ryde Common, Wicks Road, North Ryde.

City of Ryde is very proud to support these events through its Community Grants program. 

For more information click here.  

Household Chemical Cleanout and Additional Recycling Service

The City will run a free household chemical cleanout this month. Residents should bring their ID or proof of residence to the cleanout, which will take place from 9.00am - 3.30pm on Saturday 17 December 2022 at Meadowbank Park Netball Courts Car Park, Adelaide Street, Meadowbank. 

Residents should take care in transporting the chemical items for cleanout and ensure the items are carefully sealed and secured. The chemical cleanouts are a great way of disposing of household chemicals safely, while also preventing added harm to the environment. 

For more information go to 

The City will also hold an additional one-off recycling service to help residents manage their recycling during the festive period. Residents are encouraged to book online to secure a pick-up.  

For more information click here. 

Gambling Having an Impact on Youth

Gambling is a rising problem for young people. Young people are facing increased exposure to gambling through online video games and sports advertising. The average age that young Australians try gambling for the first time is 11.6 years old. Studies suggest that heavy involvement in gambling during adolescence can lead to broader issues such as relationship problems and poor educational outcomes. 

The City of Ryde will hold a free online workshop for parents and families to learn more about teenage gambling. The online workshop will take place from 6.30 - 7.30pm on Wednesday 14 December. For more information or to register click here. 

Yours Sincerely,


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