Ryde Central update by COR CEO Wayne Rylands

Published on 21 December 2023

Council Meeting

As the year draws to an end, I wanted to take this opportunity to update you, our community and Councillors, on the status of the Ryde Central site and staff progress in delivering key actions in our Action Plan. 

Update on the site

Council acknowledges the iconic history of the site and support for the Ryde Central project and for it to remain publicly owned. At the Council Meeting held on the 28 November 2023, Council deferred the building of any new civic building at the Ryde Central Site until sufficient funding can be identified and Council resolved to retain public ownership of the site and commits to robust and transparent community consultation to explain the status of this project to our community. More information about the resolution can be found here.

Action Plan

As you may be aware, our Council’s Action Plan is the roadmap guiding our progress to ensure that the City of Ryde’s financial management and asset management complies with all relevant legislative requirements. For complete transparency and accountability, the Action Plan has been continually updated and provided for your information, and also to our Councillors, the Office of Local Government and the Council’s Audit Risk and Improvement Committee (ARIC).

My previous statements relating to Ryde Central can be located on the Ryde Central page.

I am pleased to advise that Council staff have made significant progress on the Action Plan. The following link provides the latest information detailing our progress, as at December 2023.

View the Ryde Central Action Plan(PDF, 216KB)

I would like to thank you, our Community and Council, for your ongoing understanding and support on this matter.

On behalf of all the staff here at City of Ryde, I would also like to take this opportunity to wish you and your families a safe and festive Christmas, and we all look forward to working even harder in your best interests in 2024.

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