Reid Residents' Association

Reid Residents' Association

Highlighting and maintaining Reid heritage and its 'Garden City' design
Reid – The suburb

The suburb dates from 1928 and is named after Sir George Reid, Australia’s fourth Prime Minister and a former Premier of New South Wales. It adopts Aboriginal words for its street names.

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About Us

Reid Residents’ Association (RRA) is a volunteer, not for profit residents’ association formed on 14 August 1944 with the following objectives:

  • * foster an appreciation of the present Reid environment and encourage its preservation, taking into account the interest and welfare of the community
  • * support and implement agreed action on Reid community projects and interests.

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Join Us

Membership is free and any Reid resident or other person approved by the committee may apply for membership if they agree to support the association’s objectives.  Residents interested in nominating for a position on RRA committee should contact the committee at

Conservation in Reid

The Reid Housing Precinct was included on the Register of the National Estate on 21 October 1980 and is on the ACT Heritage Register. The intent of heritage listing is to retain and conserve the suburb’s intrinsic features:

  • for their ability to demonstrate historical values including ‘Garden City planning principles and architectural and landscape design from the initial period of urban development within Canberra
  • for the aesthetic unity of the streetscapes arising from the harmonious integration of low-density built forms within a mature landscape setting, and high proportion of landscape space and trees
  • for the social values associated with the retention of communal landscaped reserves and community facilities, whilst managing change to meet the contemporary requirements of residential usage.

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Latest News

May 19 Newsletter
AGM 2019, President’s 2018–19 report; shipping container in Reid Park; Heritage Festival’s Ramble around Reid’s open spaces; Reid in the media; Tree canopy loss; Neighbourhood Watch report; Pet welfare; St John’s slate roof; Welcome Packs
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Heritage Viola Concert with Robert Harris, viola Thursday 16 May 11 am
The National Trust ACT, in collaboration with St John's Anglican Church, Reid, presents a concert of celebratory and contemplative music in this historic Canberra setting.
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Agenda – AGM 26 March 2019
Click for the AGM Agenda. Guest speaker: Rachael Stephen-Smith MLA, Minister for Urban Renewal and resident of Reid Topic: Canberra’s urban design  lans and heritage
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Updated – RRA Newsletter February 2019
AGM 6.30 26 March with guest speaker Rachel Stephen-Smith MLA; National Capital Plan Draft Amendment 91, COB; ACT Heritage Festival Ramble around Reid’s open spaces; Neighbourhood Day 31 March; ACT Neighbourhood Watch; Reid Oval; Trees e-petition; Reid’s Mr Fluffy Blocks; St John’s news; Vale Dr (Hon) Rhodanthe Lipsett OAM RN RM
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