Future civic hub to be called `Ryde Central’

November 26, 2016 by  

The name of the Ryde Civic Hub Precinct is to be known as the `Ryde Central’ site, following a successful public naming campaign.

The precinct, located at 1 Devlin Street, will service residents in Ryde, Gladesville and throughout the city.

Mayor Cr Bill Pickering said the site marks the centre of Ryde, which is where civic life first began and calling it Ryde Central will reflect its long-standing association as a token of cultural, commercial and civic life within the city.

He said it is fitting that the location’s importance to the area’s history and the attachment of community members to the site’s geographic significance was also recognised in the Ryde Central name.

Mayor Pickering said that, in addition, the new name marks an important milestone in regard to the City’s future development vision for it will allow council to look confidently at the iconic site’s future as well.

Note pads were at the ready by an estimated 300 community members who volunteered names for the site during the public naming campaign for the Ryde Civic Hub site, according to the Mayor.

The campaign followed an international architectural competition undertaken over eight months and eventually awarded to an entry from the Beijing Institute of Architectural design.

The Design Our Ryde competition attracted 175 submissions from 47 countries.

Community members together with an expert jury selected the top four architectural concepts.