Reid Residents' Association

Reid Residents' Association

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

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Newsletter – May 22
Our May 22 newsletter contains useful information on things you may wish to know.
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Newsletter May 22
Notes from AGM guest speakers on UNSW Canberra City Campus and ACT Heritage Advisory Service; street sweeping; The Roaring Twenties in Reid, Vandals; Age-friendly program; news from Reid churches & Tennis Club
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Find out what makes for a good development application for a heritage site – 12 Apr 22
A must for professionals, developers and members of the Canberra community generally dealing with DAs. Prof Roslynne Hansen AM is an expert in town planning who will highlight the key factors considered when assessing the DA including any adopted guidelines...
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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 info@reid.northcanberra.org.au

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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