Reid Residents' Association

Reid Residents' Association

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

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Newsletter November 2021
ARCHITECT’S FAMILY HOME SOLD AFTER 90 YEARS The house at 19 Currong Street South has recently been sold – a home that had been retained by the same family for more than 90 years. This Type ‘L’ house, built around...
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Road and Street Works along Treloar Crescent
The Australian War Memorial wishes to advise our neighbours of the start of a number of road and street works along Treloar Crescent. To ensure the safety of pedestrians and vehicles in the area, and to minimise disruption where possible,...
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Latest RRA News Oct 21
Latest new - Aussie backyard bird count; bird of the year; e-petition on Reid OIval; spring growth, replacing Reid trees and NCCC's social media survey
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Petition e-petition 39-21 – to increase safety by extending Reid Oval fencing along Limestone Ave
At present, while the fence along Reid Oval parallel to Limestone Ave is continuous to the corner of Euree Street, the actual chain-link fencing stops halfway. This long gap in the chain link fencing provides a considerable risk of harm...
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RRA Newsletter September 2021
Another Reid Mr Fluffy house; Community Floriade at Reid Tennis Courts; a Reid Oliphant house sale; tree replacement; Are you killing our trees?; pebble signposts now 'orphans'; clearing overhanging vegetation; Neighbourhood Watch; warning about burglaries & mail; AWM submissions; organ recital at St John's; let us know about community activities.
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Do You Need Help?
Please let us know through the if you or any of your neighbours would like a helping hand. We have a willing band of volunteers who are ready to help if they can.
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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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