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Next meeting:

Monday September 12, 6:30pm

Guest speaker: Hon Victor Dominello. State Member for Ryde – Minister for Innovation and Better Regulation.

West Ryde Hotel, 1021 Victoria Rd, West Ryde

 

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At our last meeting August 8 

Guest speaker: Local Studies Librarian Angela Phippen outlined a number of local historical projects which are being conducted in Ryde. These included:

  • Plaques project – Documenting building and memorial plaques in Ryde.
  • Anzac honour roles.
  • Documenting the Ryde Council Housing scheme.
  • Heritage walks.
  • Mapping Ryde – Saving local council photos.
  • Digital transfer projects of photos and film archives.
For more information please visit www.rydehistory.org

 

At our meet the candidates night on Monday June 6, 2016.

Meet the candidates for the Federal election.

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At the MWRPA Annual General Meeting in March 2016

Our new elected members are:

Elected Exec members are:

1. President: Rob Renew
2. Treasurer: Nora Etmekdjian
3. Office member: Jan Cameron Smith

The Meadowbank West Ryde Progress Association maintains its vision to promote the interests of residents of the Meadowbank and West Ryde communities within the City of Ryde.

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Shepherds bay redevelopment submission.

Further development has been applied for at Shepherds bay. The MWRPA submission was lodged with the Department of Planning & Environment in February 2016.

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At our  December 2015 End of year function Meeting.

The Mayor – Councilor Jerome Laxale updated the group on Council Amalgamations.  A public meeting was also held in Hunters Hill in February 2016 and amalgamations are proceeding but the final details are still to be presented.

Rob Renew (MWRPA President) and Jerome Laxale (Ryde Mayor)

 

 

At our October 2015 Meeting

Well, what a great turnout at the new meeting location, about 20 people filled the function room and the Chairman (Rob Renew) kept us all on track with voting in the new officials, which are:

Vice President: Connie
Acting Secretary: Phil Peake
Acting Publicity officer: Phil Peake
Distributions officer: Milton Bartlet

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At our July Meeting
West Ryde Hotel Function Room

John Brown, Manager Urban Planning, presented development directions for West Ryde and Meadowbank.

Will Ryde Council be amalgamated? – Decision in October by I-PART
State government are proposing to amalgamate some local councils.  The number of councils across Sydney could be halved. Ryde Council  proposes a Joint Regional Agreement with Willougby and Hunters Hill.

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Have you say about the Meadowbank Wharf interchange:

RMS are running an information session about the up coming wharf changes.
An information session is being held at Meadowbank Wharf, Monday May 4,  5pm to 7pm

 


At our May 2015 Meeting: The Sons and Daughters of Ryde who served in World War 1.  

Special thanks to Ryde District Historical Society.


March 2015: Annual General Meeting

The new MWRPA team

President: Rob Renew.
Treasurer: Nora Etmekdjian
Secretary: Phil Peake
Minute Secretary: Joan Carson
Publicity officer: Phil Peake
Distributions Officer: Milton Bartlett

Meet the Candidates February 2015

A State election is fast approaching and your vote counts.

Our Meet the candidates night was on Thursday Feb 19

MWRPA Meet the Candidates Night

 

 

Hosted by Ryde Presbyterian Church

MC: Rob Renew – President MWRPA

 

Jerome Laxale –
 Labor Candidate

Victor Dominello –  
Liberal Candidate

Justin Alick –
Greens Candidate

 


Ryde Eisteddfod

Ryde Esteddfod Winner

Alex

Again one of the City of Ryde’s major cultural nurturing events has arrived -the Eisteddfod. This year the MWRPA sponsored the Humorous Verse 12years and Under. There were 8 entries in this category, and the adjudicator Mr Paul Marsh, said that the standard was high and very entertaining.

Our winner was Alexander Marsh. Alex has been learning speech and drama for 7 years with Mrs Jan Creer, and enjoys public performance very much. He is in year 7 at William Clarke College Kellyville. His younger brother prefers dance for his self-expression. Congratulations to Alex and we hope he continues to shine.

 


AusGrid Workshops

AusGrid Possible Routes

AusGrid Possible Routes

AusGrid are planning a major renewal of high voltage cables between Homebush Bay and East Ryde. This maintenance work is to replace the existing cables. Work is expected to start sometime 2015 and effect West Ryde and Meadowbank areas till 2016.

For more information call AusGrid on 1800 006 549

 


Shepherds Bay

The Planning and Assessment Commission (PAC) have indicated that there will be a public meeting on the 22nd of September at 4pm. The meeting will be at the Ryde-Parramatta Golf Club. 1156 Victoria Rd, West Ryde. Speakers can register on 9383 2112 or email pac@pac.nsw.gov.au before 1pm, September 15 .
Click here to view the modification project. – In summary: The modifications agreed to includes the addition of many extra apartments at ground levels in the proposed buildings.

Work has well and truly commenced at multiple sites on the Meadowbank foreshore.

One of the first buildings under development is the 8 storey residential apartment block near Ryde bridge.  Ryde residents recently submitted over 130 submissions to oppose a recent application for “Developer Creep”.

NSW Planning and Assessment commission are waiting for a response back from the developer regarding the submissions. A public hearing may be on the agenda. MWRPA representatives are seeking to meet with local state MP Victor Dominello to discuss suitable infrastructure. Meriton are also building 278 apartments on the corner of Well and Porter St.

 Model of Meriton “Evoke” apartments at Cnr Well and Porter Streets