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New naming proposals

Provide your feedback on the proposed naming of roads, lanes, open spaces, parks and community centres in the City of Sydney local area.

Your feedback will assist the City to understand the level of community support for proposed names.

If supported by Council, the City will submit the proposed name to the Geographical Names Board of NSW for consideration. It may take the board up to a year to make a final decision.

As naming proposals are submitted we will place the information on this page for your comment. You can tell us what you think by completing the submissions form below for each proposal and then track its progress.

For more information please contact:

Mark Driver, Parks and Recreation Planner on 02 9265 9333, or email sydneyyoursay@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au.

Provide your feedback on the proposed naming of roads, lanes, open spaces, parks and community centres in the City of Sydney local area.

Your feedback will assist the City to understand the level of community support for proposed names.

If supported by Council, the City will submit the proposed name to the Geographical Names Board of NSW for consideration. It may take the board up to a year to make a final decision.

As naming proposals are submitted we will place the information on this page for your comment. You can tell us what you think by completing the submissions form below for each proposal and then track its progress.

For more information please contact:

Mark Driver, Parks and Recreation Planner on 02 9265 9333, or email sydneyyoursay@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au.

  • Louisa Lawson Place

    about 1 month ago
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    Provide your feedback on a proposal to name a public space in the city centre ‘Louisa Lawson Place’ after an early champion for women’s rights.

    The public space is near Wynyard station and bound by Kent, Sussex and Napoleon streets.

    Louisa Lawson (1848–1920) was a noted Australian social reformer, writer and publisher who lived and worked in Sydney. In 1888, she founded the influential The Dawn: A Journal for Australian Women, which covered women's issues and advocated for women’s rights to vote and hold public office.

    Ms Lawson also launched the campaign for female suffrage and helped form the... Continue reading

    Provide your feedback on a proposal to name a public space in the city centre ‘Louisa Lawson Place’ after an early champion for women’s rights.

    The public space is near Wynyard station and bound by Kent, Sussex and Napoleon streets.

    Louisa Lawson (1848–1920) was a noted Australian social reformer, writer and publisher who lived and worked in Sydney. In 1888, she founded the influential The Dawn: A Journal for Australian Women, which covered women's issues and advocated for women’s rights to vote and hold public office.

    Ms Lawson also launched the campaign for female suffrage and helped form the Dawn Club where women met to discuss issues and gain experience in public speaking. The magazine and the club were located near this public space.

    The Womenhood Suffrage League of NSW printed its pamphlets at The Dawn free of charge and used its offices in its early years. Ms Lawson was elected to its inaugural council in 1891. When the NSW Woman’s Suffrage Bill was passed in 1902, Parliament described her as “the Mother of Suffrage in New South Wales”.

    A previous proposal to name this location ‘Napoleon Plaza’ commemorating a former local business owner and nearby street did not receive community support.

    Your feedback will help us assess the level of community support for the proposed new name.

    You can provide your feedback via our submission form or email sydneyyoursay@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au by 5pm Monday 18 December 2017.

    Council will review this feedback before submitting the chosen name to the Geographical Names Board of NSW.

  • Kingsborough Way and Hyperion Park, Zetland

    about 1 month ago

    Provide your feedback on a proposal to name a new Zetland street 'Kingsborough Way' and a nearby park 'Hyperion Park'.

    The street and park will be built in 2018 on a site between Bourke Street, McPherson Lane and Merton Street in Zetland.

    The names are inspired by the unique history of the area. This site was once home to a horse training stable, Zetland Lodge, established in 1874 by NSW Governor Sir Hercules Robinson.

    Governor Robinson helped establish a local horse training industry and with it development of the suburb. Kingsborough and Hyperion were 2 of his champion thoroughbred horses.

    ... Continue reading

    Provide your feedback on a proposal to name a new Zetland street 'Kingsborough Way' and a nearby park 'Hyperion Park'.

    The street and park will be built in 2018 on a site between Bourke Street, McPherson Lane and Merton Street in Zetland.

    The names are inspired by the unique history of the area. This site was once home to a horse training stable, Zetland Lodge, established in 1874 by NSW Governor Sir Hercules Robinson.

    Governor Robinson helped establish a local horse training industry and with it development of the suburb. Kingsborough and Hyperion were 2 of his champion thoroughbred horses.

    Your feedback will help us assess the level of community support for these proposed names or other popular name choices.

    You can provide your feedback via our submission form or email sydneyyoursay@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au by 5pm Monday 18 December 2017.

  • New park off Ross Street Forest Lodge

    8 months ago
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    The new park located on Ross Street, Forest Lodge is proposed to be named:

    “Harold Park".

    This proposed name pays tribute to the Harold Park Paceway, a popular harness racing track that existed here until 2010. It is also in keeping with the names of surrounding streets and buildings.

    We asked for your feedback on the naming proposal from 28 April to 9 June 2017.

    The Corporate, Finance, Properties and Tenders Committee will consider the feedback we received at its meeting on Monday 11 September. The proposal will then be submitted to the Geographical Names Board of NSW for... Continue reading

    The new park located on Ross Street, Forest Lodge is proposed to be named:

    “Harold Park".

    This proposed name pays tribute to the Harold Park Paceway, a popular harness racing track that existed here until 2010. It is also in keeping with the names of surrounding streets and buildings.

    We asked for your feedback on the naming proposal from 28 April to 9 June 2017.

    The Corporate, Finance, Properties and Tenders Committee will consider the feedback we received at its meeting on Monday 11 September. The proposal will then be submitted to the Geographical Names Board of NSW for consideration.