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Design Our Ryde Wins Excellence Award

Published on 13 April 2017

City of Ryde has been recognised with a Highly Commended Award for the "Design our Ryde" Civic Hub architectural design competition in the category “Excellence in Innovative Leadership and Management”, for outstanding achievement and innovation at the annual NSW Local Government Excellence Awards.

The “Design Our Ryde” international architectural design competition set out to identify a fresh design concept to guide the redevelopment of the Civic Hub site.

The design competition engaged the international architectural community receiving interest from 73 countries and all the general public interested in the future of Ryde, to produce a winning design concept.

The award category recognises innovative projects that demonstrate 'new ways of leading, facilitating, administering, controlling or ensuring a particular outcome is achieved, and positive changes to the leadership and management of councils, processes, practices or projects are made'.

The Mayor of the City of Ryde, Councillor Bill Pickering, stated “receiving this prestigious award is a significant accolade for the City of Ryde. It demonstrates what a local Council can achieve with great foresight and inspirational thinking.

Council’s unique project concept not only attracted our local residents and visitors into a conversation about the future of the City of Ryde’s most significant site but also engaged a huge audience from the international community into that discussion.

The City of Ryde now has a vision that can bring a new identity to our iconic Civic Hub site.”

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Last updated on 13 April 2017