Reid Residents' Association

Reid Residents' Association

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

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NADOC Week 4–11 July 2021
NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.NAIDOC is celebrated not only in Indigenous communities, but by Australians from all walks of life.The week is a great opportunity to participate in a range of activities and to support your local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.Find out what’s on in Canberra and the ACT
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Have your say on District Planning
The ACT Government is reaching out about an opportunity to help shape the future of Canberra’s planning system through the ACT Planning System Review and Reform Project.
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ANZAC Hall Candlelit Rally
Over 600 submissions received and only 3 in favour of this demolition! ANZAC HALL Candelit Rally Sunday June 20, 6-7 pm Mount Ainslie side of Anzac HallBYO candles, if possible.
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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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