Reid Residents' Association

Reid Residents' Association

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

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Newssheet June 2024
1. Review of the Nature Conservation Act How to have your say on how we protect native plants, animals and landscapes in the ACT. The 10-year review of the Nature Conservation Act 2014 (the Act) is underway. The Act provides the legal...
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May 24 Newsletter
AGM’s guest speaker, Duncan Marshall AM, Interim Heritage Council Chair outlined the work of the Council; Reid Park Sports Ground Conservation Management Plan progress; JSCNET report A capital for all Australians; Heritage Festival RRA’s Conspiracies, continuity and connections event; Glebe Park under pressure yet again; Your Say Heritage report; history returns to Reid in the form of Sarah, newly residing in Reid, whose great grandmother Annastacia Sullivan, along with her sister Pauline Sullivan came by horse and cart to St John’s Schoolhouse; Neighbourhood Watch statistics; cost of housing is not new; Cotoneaster is classified as a weed.
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News update 25 March 2024
Apologies for the late web version of the February Newsletter – it had gone into the webmaster’s spam & we, unfortunately didn’t notice it hadn’t been posted. AGM Wednesday 27 March and Reid Park Sports Ground stakeholder Survey open till 31 March
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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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