City of Ryde Council meeting summary - 26 April 2022

Published on 05 May 2022

Council held its latest Ordinary meeting on 26 April 2022. The following is a summary of the outcomes from the meeting:

Support for the people of Artsakh/Nagorno-Karabakh

Council voted unanimously to support the people of Artsakh/Nagorno-Karabakh - who are impacted by attacks by Azerbaijan in violation of a ceasefire agreement - and the Armenian-Australian community and will conduct a flag raising ceremony. City of Ryde has a Friendship Agreement with Stepanakert, the capital of Artsakh/Nagorno-Karabakh. 

Honouring former City of Ryde Compliance Ranger Natalie Thompson

Council acknowledged the passing of former City of Ryde Compliance Ranger Natalie Thompson with a minute’s silence. A plaque will also be installed in her honour. Natalie was the longest serving Compliance Ranger at Council, having worked 14 years in the position at the City of Ryde. She also worked at Ashfield and Fairfield councils as a Compliance Ranger and served a total of 27 years in Local Government prior to retiring in 2020.

Attracting visitors to Macquarie Park 

Council has applied for funding in round 3 of the State Government’s CBDs Revitalisation Program to run activations and events that engage the local community and attract visitors to Macquarie Park. The program offers grant funding from $250,000 - $800,000.

Key Council plans on public exhibition

Council will place the Draft 2022-2026 Four Year Delivery Program, One Year Operational Plan 2022/23 & Draft 2022/23 Fees and Charges on public exhibition from 1 - 29 May 2022. These documents provide an overview of City of Ryde’s directions and priorities, projects, budget overview and Rating and Revenue Policy. Council is proposing to reduce the 2022/23 standard Domestic Waste Management Charge, saving residents an average of approximately $8 per household.

2022 Australian Local Government Women’s Association NSW Annual Conference

Clr Penny Pedersen will represent the City of Ryde at the 2022 Australian Local Government Women’s Association NSW Annual Conference from 7-9 July 2022. Other female Councillors are also invited to attend.

Integrated Transport Strategy 2041 endorsed

Council endorsed the Integrated Transport Strategy 2041. The strategy identifies and prioritises major transport infrastructure and services that will improve the customer experience and sustainably accommodate future demand, supporting City of Ryde’s ‘Our connected and accessible city’ outcome. 

Sustainable Transport Strategy 2022-2032 adopted

Council adopted the City of Ryde Sustainable Transport Strategy 2022-2032. The strategy provides a framework and sets key directions under which Council will work to deliver on identified priority areas. It aims to reduce the City’s emissions from transport and improve air quality, urban mobility, health and wellbeing, while providing community and Council with practical information to achieve more sustainable transport outcomes that will benefit everyone. 

Report on Outstanding Council Resolutions endorsed

Council endorsed the report on Outstanding Council Resolutions. 

Electronic notice boards

Council will investigate placing electronic notice boards to advertise Council services and events throughout the local government area.

Celebrating 100 years of the Country Women’s Association of NSW

City of Ryde Mayor, Clr Jordan Lane, will host a morning tea for the Country Women’s Association of NSW in celebration of their 100th Anniversary. A plaque will also be installed to commemorate this important milestone. 

Assisting sporting groups affected by poor weather in March and April 2022

Council will provide a rebate for sportsground hire fees for March & April 2022 and allow fees to be paid in two instalments to assist sporting groups that were unable to use grounds due to poor weather. 

Friendship agreements to be developed further

Council will establish a working party comprised of interested Councillors and Korean community members to further develop the commitment to the Friendship Agreement signed in 2019 between the City of Ryde and the City of Jongno-gu in South Korea. It will also identify suitable local government areas from Taiwan to develop a friendship agreement with after liaising with the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Sydney and the Australia Taiwan Business Council.

Cyclist safety improvements in Putney

Council will investigate improvements for cyclists at the Waterview Street roundabout in Putney.

Next meeting

The next Ordinary Council meeting is scheduled to take place on Tuesday 24 May 2022.

Click here for the minutes of the 26 April 2022 Ordinary Council meeting

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