City of Ryde Council meeting summary - October meeting
Published on 02 December 2019
Council held its latest Ordinary meeting on 22 October 2019. The meeting was adjourned and reconvened on 26 November 2019. Here is a summary of the outcomes from the meeting:
Ryde River Walk’s missing link to be unlocked
The 150 metre missing link of the Ryde River Walk will be built after Council approved construction of the link between Bill Mitchell Park and Ross Street at Glades Bay in Tennyson Point.
The final design for the missing link is based on extensive consultation with key stakeholders and ensures none of the boardwalk will be built on private land. It will help to preserve the ecological importance of the area and has considered maintaining suitable access to the river for residents and boating enthusiasts.
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Parramatta River Masterplan endorsed
The City of Ryde adopted the Parramatta River Masterplan which aims to improve the health of the Parramatta River in order to make it swimmable once again.
The masterplan sets out agreed actions to achieve its aims through water quality monitoring of the river, reducing stormwater run-off, improving wet weather overflows and involving the community more in maintaining the health of the river. Extensive testing and studies on potential pollutants and their impact for swimmability will also be undertaken.
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Council receives funding to build shared-user path
Council was successful in applying for more than $1.1 million from the Road and Maritime Services (RMS) to help fund the construction of a shared-user path along the eastern and western sides of Pittwater Road, from Epping Road in North Ryde to Victoria Road in Gladesville.
The funding was provided from the RMS’s Active Transport Program (2019-20). The total cost of the shared-user path is expected to total more than $2.3 million.
Proposed community centre within new shopper car park development
The new shopper car park on Rowe Street East in Eastwood will include provisions for essential built-in building services to potentially accommodate a community centre in the future subject to planning approvals.
The resolution by Council allows for a community centre to potentially be built above the car park development, while ensuring the car park will still be able to accommodate 150 shopper car spaces.
Local organisations to benefit from Community Grants
More than $277,000 has been allocated to 49 community organisations as part of round two of the 2019 City of Ryde Community Grants program. The program is aimed at building community capacity and supporting innovation to address community need in line with the Ryde 2028 Community Strategic Plan.
New basketball competition for Morrison Bay Park
Local basketball organisations, the Ryde Bulls and YMCA, will be engaged to facilitate a three-on-three basketball competition to mark the opening of the newly constructed half-court at Morrison Bay Park in Putney.
In addition, Council will investigate the feasibility of installing extra spectator seating and a water bubbler at Morrison Bay’s sporting fields.
TG Millner to be considered for heritage listing
Having regard to the need to protect existing green spaces in the City of Ryde, the City of Ryde will investigate the possibility of having TG Millner fields in Marsfield heritage listed. A report on the investigation will be presented to Council in 2020.
Plan of action for Putney Hill development
A plan of action will be implemented to address the water quality in the pond at the Putney Hill development. Signage will be installed at the pond notifying residents of the action being taken.
Council to join Australian Local Government Women’s Association
The City of Ryde resolved to become a member of the Australian Local Government Women’s Association to help promote and elevate local women in Council.
Talks to establish repair room and tool library at Macquarie University
A meeting will take place between the City of Ryde and Macquarie University Engineering staff to discuss the establishment of a repair room and tool library at the Engineering Faculty.
The next Ordinary Council meeting took place on Tuesday 26 November 2019.
Click here for the minutes from the October Ordinary meeting.