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

Fund Raiser – Jazz in the Garden Saturday 19 Oct 19
Fund raising event for the Early Morning Centre helping people who are homeless, at risk of homelessness or socially isolated.
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Lecture 14 Oct 19 – Puzzles of a Prime Minister
A lecture at Parliament House, Canberra 14 Oct 19   When summing up the career of Australia’s second Prime Minister, Australian novelist and social commentator, Vance Palmer, concluded that Alfred Deakin was ‘the ideal Australian statesman’.
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Lecture – So Much More Than a Prime Minister
A lecture at Parliament House, Canberra 10 Oct 19 on The remarkable contribution to Australian political life made by Andrew Fisher, Australia’s fifth Prime Minister, has only just begun to receive a measure of the recognition it deserves.
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Roger Pegrum Trust Talk, Monday 30 Sep 19
Roger Pegrum will be presenting the Trust Talk, Monday 30 September, on his recenlty published book A Very Great City One Day. He will be raising the issues now confronting us of planning the national capital for the future. Roger has had a long and illustrious career in architecure and his own Reid house is featured in 100 Canberra Houses.
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