Reid Residents' Association

Reid Residents' Association

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

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UNSW Canberra City Campus Community and Stakeholder Engagement Report

The UNSW Canberra City Campus Community and Stakeholder Engagement Report is available and note the report’s final recommendation: We also recommend maintaining regular engagement with key stakeholders including the Reid Residents Association, Campbell Community Association, St John’s Canberra, CIT Canberra, Reid Early Childhood Centre and the ACT branch of the National Trust throughout the Canberra City campus journey.


We urge you to keep abreast of this development and please let us know any concerns you may have.

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RRA News – July 2020
Mt Ainslie reassessment for Indigenous Heritage Significance As new information regarding the heritage significance of Mt Ainslie has come to light Federal Minister for Environment, Susan Ley MP, has instructed her department to review the heritage claims. Further, Andrew Barr,...
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Heritage grants for private properties
Owners of houses within the Reid Housing Precinct please note that applications for conservation works for private properties is one of this year's 2020-21 ACT Heritage Grants.  Applications close Friday 12 June.
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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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