Recent Newsletters

  • RRA November 2023 Newsletter

    Optus Tower DA rejected; Reid Park Sports Ground stakeholder consultation program; Tree Protection legislation; Heritage Jurisdictional Review; Inquiry into ACT’s Heritage Arrangements; Reid Reminiscences; Reid Open Houses & Gardens; house foundations needing support; Reid Pre-school celebrated 80th birthday; holiday safety; ...

  • RRA August 2023 Newsletter

    RRA Heritage Grant success; Pillar Posts second phase almost complete volunteer painters required; Age friendly suburbs program outcomes: residents have been heard; wood heater issues; Updates: Canberra City Stadium, Canberra Olympic Pool, Commonwealth Park Revitalisation Project; 2024 ACT Legislative Assembly ...

  • News Sheet 6 June 2023

    Please note there are two matters to bring to your attention: the Planning Bill before the Legislative Assembly for debate today and Reid Weeders Induction this Friday 2 pm, Geerilong Gardens

    1. Planning Bill, Legislative Assembly: URGENT

    This Bill is being tabled in ...

  • RRA Newsletter May 2023

    AGM with Max Bourke AM as guest speaker and the importance of citizen activists; Planning Bill update; Legislative Assembly Inquiry into Heritage Arrangements and facts rather than misinformation about the Reid Housing Precinct; Heritage grant applications; ‘Black Spot’ signalisation; Friends ...

  • RRA News Sheet Apr 23

    A brief update on what’s been done so far.

  • News Sheet: 14 April 2023

    Reid Reminisces

    Apologies to all who were looking forward to our Heritage event ‘Reid Reminiscences’. Unfortunately, viruses various have caught up with us and the weather looks very inclement. We have an exciting Plan B, so all is not lost!

    National Trust ...

  • Reid News Sheet 16 March 2023

    REMINDER: AGM 6 pm 29 March Mercure Hotel, Ainslie: guest speaker Max Bourke AM

    Please note the following two major Heritage matters below and the third point provides information about the signalisation of the Limestone Ave, Euree Street and Treloar Cres ...

  • February 2023 Newsletter

    AGM 29 Feb with Guest Speaker Max Bourke AM; Draft Planning Bill & Inner North & City Draft Strategy; advance notice: 80th anniversary of RRA & !00th anniversary of Reid; ‘Good, Bad & Ugly in Reid; Heritage Festival ‘Sharing Stories’; ...

  • November 2022 Newsletter

    ACT Draft Planning Bill pros & cons, links & dates; Age Friendly Suburb program consultation in Geerilong Gardens; parking & traffic issues in Reid; Heritage Grant for Phase 2 Reviving Inner North Pebble Signposts; St John’s Community Fair; Neighbourhood Watch ...

  • News Sheet November 2022

    ACT Planning Bill

    There has been considerable information in the media etc. on the ACT Planning Bill which will have multiple and major impacts on Canberra, which was, of course, an exceptionally well-planned city.

    One can only hope that our own national ...

  • RRA October 22 Newsletter

    Includes articleds on ‘From Pillar to Post’, Safety fence – Reid Park, light rail, Reid weeders – volunteers wanted, St John’s community fair

  • August 2022 Newsletter

    Vale John Little, past-President of RRA & stalwart defender of Reid’s heritage and amenity; Reid volunteers needed; Age-friendly suburbs program focuses on Reid; Gang-gang article from Dr Michael Mulvaney; ACT Neighbourhood Watch statistics May–July; Reid churches information.

  • Newsletter – May 22

    Our May 22 newsletter contains useful information on things you may wish to know.

  • 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

  • February2022 Newsletter

    RRA AGM 30 March; ‘The Roaring Twenties in Reid’ Heritage Festival event 10 April; Wanted: volunteers please; weeds in your nature strips; Neighbourhood Watch stats; Reid churches info; Reid Tennis Club Rally4Ever news, summer of social tennis & time to ...

  • Newsletter November 2021


    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 1935, ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • Newsletter May 21

    The May newsletter covers our Mar 21 AGM, meetings with MLAs, the Heritage Festival, Reid’s trees, Neighbourhood Watch, ACT cat Plan, and other items

  • RAA February 2021 Newsletter

    This Newsletter includes articles on Reid Campus, Heritage Festival, Ainslie Post Office plaque, Neighbourhood Watch and more

  • November 2020 Newsletter

    This newsletter includes articles on ACT Heritage Grants, President’s Report, News from St John’s, Neighbourhood Watch, scooting, Reide – the Heritage Suburb and supporting Reid.

  • August 2020 Newsletter

    This newsletter includes information on the AGM 18 October, ACT 2020 Elections, Trees ­– protection and observations, Beware COVID-19 Scams, St John’s news, Neighbourhood Watch report, Can RRA help?

  • 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, ...

  • 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 …

  • Newsletter 21 March 2020

    We are writing to you because of the difficult times that lie ahead. This is a small suburb and many of us have lived here for decades, know our immediate and even further-afield neighbours which, under these circumstances, should help ...

  • February 2020 Newsletter

    2019–20 bushfires, AGM 24 March with Guest speaker Jack Waterford AM, a Thank You to residents, 27 April Heritage Festival tour of Reid, Australian Garden History Society, Thirsty verges & trees, Renovators & their barren nature strips, St John’s Anglican ...

  • November 19 Newsletter

    This edition includes the 75th Anniversary, meeting with government officials, the heritage amendment bill, a Nation Trust survey, traffic count in Reid and more…

  • RRA Newsletter – August 2019

    Invitation to RRA 75th anniversary dinner on 19 September with guest speaker Dr David Headon; concerns with rebuilt Mr Fluffy houses erosion of Reid Housing Precinct heritage values; Neighbourhood Watch report; St John’s new roof & Community Fair, 19 October; ...

  • May 19 Newsletter

    AGM 2019, President’s 2018–19 report; shipping container in Reid Park; Heritage Festival’s Ramble around Reid’s open spaces; Reid in the media; Tree canopy loss; Neighbourhood Watch report; Pet welfare; St John’s slate roof; Welcome Packs

  • Agenda – AGM 26 March 2019

    Click for the AGM Agenda. Guest speaker: Rachael Stephen-Smith MLA, Minister for Urban Renewal and resident of Reid Topic: Canberra’s urban design  lans and heritage

  • Updated – RRA Newsletter February 2019

    AGM 6.30 26 March with guest speaker Rachel Stephen-Smith MLA; National Capital Plan Draft Amendment 91, COB; ACT Heritage Festival Ramble around Reid’s open spaces; Neighbourhood Day 31 March; ACT Neighbourhood Watch; Reid Oval; Trees e-petition; Reid’s Mr Fluffy Blocks; ...

  • Newsletter – November 2018

    Reid’s 90th Birthday!, representations to government re the unsightly mix of a shipping container & graffiti on Reid Oval, September’s public seminar notes on ‘Impact of planning decsions on Canberra’s heritage values & urban form’, home security over Christmas holidays, ...

  • Newsletter – September 2018

    This newsletter contains invitations to four upcoming events.

  • Newsletter August 18

    RRA submission to DA Inquiry, parking, Container deposit scheme, community news, Welcome pack, Pre-Federation history, Reid Oval.

  • Newsletter May 18
    Can Reid survive with the City next door? Duncan Marshall’s observations; Poppies & the 100th Anniversary of First World War; Heritage matters; Community news
  • Newsletter February 2018

    Duncan Marshall to address AGM; Representations to Government re lack of enforcement; Illegal parking; Heritage Entry for Amaroo St, Reid for City Railway Remnant

  • Newsletter October 2017

    RRA’s new logo; Reid onwards to 2050; Government’s duty of care: Fix my street!

  • Newsletter March 2017

    Message from Andrew Barr MLA, ACT Chief Minister; Walk around by Reid Caroline Le Couteur MLA; Reid Railway Park

  • Newsletter July 2016

    New urban park proposal; Inner North Community Facilities needs assessment; Existing vegetation & nature strips

  • Newsletter March 2016

    Floriade proposed for Glebe Park; ACT Heritage Strategy; Driveways – How’s yours? Noise; meeting with TAMS re Heritage asset management

  • Newsletter October 2015

    Glebe Park under threat; Reid Uniting Church & 10th Open House & Gardens.

  • Newsletter March 2015

    Alastair Coe MLA to address AGM, Congratulations Anne Buttsworth; Vale Heck McMillan

  • Newsletter September 2014

    Redevelopment Block 6 Section 3 Parkes (opp CIT on Constitution Ave); Reid Gardens & Heritage considerations; Preparing gardens for Summer

  • Newsletter March 2014

    Shane Rattenbury MLA to address AGM; & 10th Anniversary of RRA; Reid Uniting Church and Bus Shelter under repair; ABC Flats & Redevelopment in Reid & Braddon

  • Newsletter October 2013

    ABC Flats redevelopment 15 Storeys; Northbourne (Braddon) Oval Redevelopment

  • Newsletter March 2013

    New Allambee Street Lighting; Northbourne (Braddon) Oval Threatened; Free Heritage & Architectural advice; Garden Design help