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Our Common Ground

call for expressions of interest 

Register your interest to join City of Ryde’s sustainable apartment living program, Our Common Ground for Autumn 2021. To register, click on the button below
Expressions of Interest have been extended until Thursday 19,  November 2020.

Woman gardening We are excited to announce City of Ryde’s sustainable apartment living program, Our Common Ground for Autumn 2021.  Five successful groups of neighbours will be establishing and maintaining a food garden and sharing the produce in the autumn of 2021 on the ground of their apartment complex.

Each group will receive horticultural training from Toni “the Veggie Lady” Salter and gardening material to establish a shared vegetable garden bed in their apartment complex. The program will include onsite training, webinars, growing notes, composting and worm farming equipment and material to establish a small vegetable garden. Successful groups will also receive sustainable living knowledge and support on waste, energy and water and the opportunity to receive sustainable living assessments  of their homes and complexes.

If you’d like an idea of what this program entails, read our case studies from the 2019 program.


Application process involves:

  1. Expression of interest
    This allows us to send you an application kit and allocate a council officer to support you through the application process. Expressions of interest close on Thursday 19,  November 2020. 
  2. Application
    Select your site, gain the support of your neighbours and your body corporation and lodge your application. 
  3. Site inspection
    Once applicants are short-listed, site inspections will be held on 19 November 2020
  4. Announcement of successful applicants
    Successful applications will be notified on 1 December 2020.

Please talk to your neighbours and your strata committees about being involved in 2021. For further information contact

Expressions of Interest

To register your interest in joining City of Ryde’s sustainable apartment living program, click on the button below and complete the survey.

Expressions of Interest close on Thursday 17 November 2020 to allow enough time for applicants to receive their application kits and submit their applications.

Register Online

Key Dates

1 October 2020
Call for Expressions of Interest Open

17 November 2020
Expressions of Interest Close

November 2020
Applications Close

19 November 2020
Short list and site inspection

1 December 2020
Successful groups notified 

17 December 2020
Agreement and Finalisation

February 2021 to May 2021
Gardening Program

Last updated on 11 November 2020