Reid Residents' Association

Reid Residents' Association

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

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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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May 2020 Newsletter
This month's edition includes volunteering, brick bats and bouquets, AGM, tress, COVID-19 infrastructure, Neighbourhood Watch, St John's, builders and roads, DV369 and more ...
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Lake Burley Griffin, West Basin, Block 23 Section 33 Acton Waterfront: Works Application consultation on boardwalk and infill
The proposed infill of Lake Burley Griffin and the Acton Park boardwalk have both supporters and strong opposition. Issues involve loss of public space and yet more high-rise apartments. This area is very close to Reid, a lovely walk along the Lake's edge. If you have a little spare time here are some issues you may wish to consider and please send off comments on this proposal. Yes, time is short and there's a lot on! Submissions are  due tomorrow.
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Further Community-led support
You will have probably received a letter box drop from the Civic Area Mutual Aid. This community network of the Canberra Region Corona Virus Mutual Aid Group covers Braddon, City, Reid and Campbell.
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UNSW Canberra City Campus
RRA met ‘virtually’ with members of UNSW’s engagement team on Monday 6 April to continue our discussions regarding the construction of the University’s city campus in Reid.
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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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