Reid Residents' Association

Reid Residents' Association

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

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Public Consultation: Australian War Memorial Development – 29 Apr 21
Public consultation organised by a coalition of concerned citizens on the proposed Australian War Memorial redevelopment Thursday 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm 29 April 2021 This meeting will consider ‘the substance of the proposal, the demolition of Anzac Hall, and the...
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News Update – Mar 21
The news covers the Australian Heritage Strategy Review, Heritage Grants, RRA Committee Meeting,n RRA AGM and Heritage Festival
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RAA February 2021 Newsletter
This Newsletter includes articles on Reid Campus, Heritage Festival, Ainslie Post Office plaque, Neighbourhood Watch and more
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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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