Reid Residents' Association

Reid Residents' Association

Highlighting and maintaining Reid heritage and its 'Garden City' design

Latest News

News update 25 March 2024
Apologies for the late web version of the February Newsletter – it had gone into the webmaster’s spam & we, unfortunately didn’t notice it hadn’t been posted. AGM Wednesday 27 March and Reid Park Sports Ground stakeholder Survey open till 31 March
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Newsletter – February 2024
AGM will be held at 6 for 6.30 pm Wednesday 27 March 2024; Reid Park Sports Ground Survey (Heritage Grant) please note the QR code so you can participate; ACT Heritage Festival 13 to 28 April & RRA’s event is Conspiracies, continuity and connections; ACT Heritage Jurisdictional Review update; Bulky Waste Collections for Reid are on Wednesday 10 April and Monday 8 Jul; an information kit is being prepared advising how to rectify foundations of Reid houses; Crime stats; Reid Personalities: the extraordinary Ian; some confusion over the actual age of our residents’ association; Church news and link to Reid Tennis Club.
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Mobile Towers and Our Grasslands
Here we go again with mobile towers, which of course we all need, being put on sites that are ‘easy picking’. This area has two endangered communities: Natural Temperate Grassland and Grassy Woodland and is being rehabilitated by ACT Urban Parks and Places volunteers and ACT Natural Resource Management. There are more appropriate sites for this tower and its proposed ‘facilities’ would significantly impact on the connectivity of this fragile area.
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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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