Draft City of Ryde Economic Development Plan available to view

The City of Ryde Economic Development Plan 2015-2019 has been prepared to stimulate the local economy and support jobs and business growth in our community. Council is inviting comments from business owners, workers and residents.

Here is a brief summary of the vision and goals:


“By 2019 City of Ryde will have a dynamic, business-oriented local government and be recognised as Sydney’s premier location for employment and globally competitive business with strong links to education and training. Our City will be vibrant with a dynamic business-enabling environment, and our community will be leaders in sustainable transport.”


  • Goal 1: Macquarie Park continues to attract new businesses and a talented workforce
  • Goal 2: Town and neighbourhood centres are vibrant and attractive for residents, employees and visitors
  • Goal 3: Small businesses thrive in an environment of relevant information, training and networking opportunities
  • Goal 4: Job seekers find work locally via employment services, vocational training and work experience opportunities
  • Goal 5: People can freely move into, out of, and around City of Ryde using modes of transport that are sustainable
  • Goal 6: Market investment opportunities and permit a variety of activities in the city’s employment and industrial lands

View the Plan and Supporting Documents

Copies are also available to be viewed at:

  • Ryde Planning and Business Centre – 1 Pope Street, Ryde (Monday – Friday, 9.00am – 5.00pm)
  • Ryde Library, 1 Pope Street, Ryde (During branch hours)
  • North Ryde Library, 201 Cox’s Road, North Ryde (During branch hours)

Have Your Say

Submissions can be made online, by e-mail or post and must be received by 4.30pm, 19 November, 2014.

Written submissions must be clearly marked as ‘Economic Development Plan 2015-2019’. They can be sent to: