Renaming of Park at Arthur Street, Warrimoo - Exhibition

This consultation has concluded.

Your input is sought.

A number of names for the Park at Arthur Street, Warrimoo, suggested by the South Warrimoo community, are on exhibition for voting until Friday 6 December 2013.

Background

This Park was opened in 2010 so that a neighbourhood park could be established in South Warrimoo. It was named Arthur Street Park as a simple reference to where it is. The name 'Arthur Street' comes from Arthur Rickard who made two subdivisions, and created the suburb of Warrimoo at around 1918. There was interest from the Warrimoo Community to provide alternative names for this Park. As a result, Council sought naming suggestions from members of the South Warrimoo Community.

At the Council meeting of the 15 October 2013, Council resolved to;

"1. That the Council exhibit the nominated 14 names for Arthur Street Park for a minimum period of 42 days in accordance with the Local Government Act 1993..." [MINUTE NO. 433]

The list of names, along with an explanation for each one, can be accessed from the Newspage below. Further supporting documents and background information can be accessed from the Library, and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

How to have your say

Submit your nomination: To nominate your prefered name, and to provide a reason, please go to the submission form below.

Note: Only one nomination is allowed per person. Nominations must be recieved by 6 December 2013.

Selected names should reflect the criteria put forward by the Geographic Names Board, and Council's naming policy. These can both be accessed from the Library.

All naming submissions will be reviewed in order to choose a name for this park. All submissions will be summarised and reported to the Council with the recommended name for adoption.

Naming suggestions may also be submitted by mail. Go to FAQs for details.

Guestbook: You may also choose to leave comments on the guestbook below for others to see. Please note that the guestbook is for public discussion, and these comments do not count as a submission.

Further Information:

Nathan Summers

Recreation Development Officer, BMCC

Ph: 02 4780 5573 Email: nsummers@bmcc.nsw.gov.au

Your input is sought.

A number of names for the Park at Arthur Street, Warrimoo, suggested by the South Warrimoo community, are on exhibition for voting until Friday 6 December 2013.

Background

This Park was opened in 2010 so that a neighbourhood park could be established in South Warrimoo. It was named Arthur Street Park as a simple reference to where it is. The name 'Arthur Street' comes from Arthur Rickard who made two subdivisions, and created the suburb of Warrimoo at around 1918. There was interest from the Warrimoo Community to provide alternative names for this Park. As a result, Council sought naming suggestions from members of the South Warrimoo Community.

At the Council meeting of the 15 October 2013, Council resolved to;

"1. That the Council exhibit the nominated 14 names for Arthur Street Park for a minimum period of 42 days in accordance with the Local Government Act 1993..." [MINUTE NO. 433]

The list of names, along with an explanation for each one, can be accessed from the Newspage below. Further supporting documents and background information can be accessed from the Library, and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

How to have your say

Submit your nomination: To nominate your prefered name, and to provide a reason, please go to the submission form below.

Note: Only one nomination is allowed per person. Nominations must be recieved by 6 December 2013.

Selected names should reflect the criteria put forward by the Geographic Names Board, and Council's naming policy. These can both be accessed from the Library.

All naming submissions will be reviewed in order to choose a name for this park. All submissions will be summarised and reported to the Council with the recommended name for adoption.

Naming suggestions may also be submitted by mail. Go to FAQs for details.

Guestbook: You may also choose to leave comments on the guestbook below for others to see. Please note that the guestbook is for public discussion, and these comments do not count as a submission.

Further Information:

Nathan Summers

Recreation Development Officer, BMCC

Ph: 02 4780 5573 Email: nsummers@bmcc.nsw.gov.au

This consultation has concluded.
  • What do the selected names mean?

    over 5 years ago

    Name

    Reason

    Comments

    Arthur Street Park

    References Arthur Richard; the originator of Warrimoo.

    • Already in use.
    • Makes it easy to find.

    Betsy and the Motor Man

    Betsy was a local Fire Truck and was maintained for many years by the “motor man”.

    • Features a local identity with a story.
    • Previously put forward as suggestion by South Warrimoo residents.

    Blinky Bill Park or

    Blinky Bills bush picnic park

    The author of Blinky Bill – Dorothy Wall - wrote ‘Blinky Bill Grows Up’ while she was resident in Warrimoo.

    More information on Dorothy Wall can be found in the Library section of this web page

    • It provides recognition to Dorothy Wall and the classic Australian story series.
    • It gives a similar theme to the Magic Pudding named Streets in Faulconbridge and Norman Lindsay.
    • Can make the park sound like a children’s park.

    Bobo Cameron Park

    Suggested to commemorate the local resident Bobo Cameron.

    • Ian (Bobo) Cameron is considered worthy of commemoration because he lived in Warrimoo for over 43 years and received an order of Australia Medal from the Queen, and was greatly involved in the St John’s Ambulance Service.

    Datman Park

    Suggested to commemorate the historically local family Datman.

    • The Datman family owned & ran the local dairy where Florabella Primary School is now located.

    Florabella Park

    References Florabella Street and Florabella Pass.

    • Florabella Pass is a significant bush walking track in Warrimoo.

    Glider Park

    References the large sculpture of a glider in the park.

    • The possum sculpture is of a glider which is an endangered species that occurs locally and likes large old trees such as occur in the park.

    Kai Park

    Suggested to commemorate a local child who died.

    • Local Family reference.

    ‘Moo’ Park

    Short for Warrimoo Park.

    • Makes reference to the suburb of Warrimoo.
    • Already in use.

    Possum Park

    or

    Possum Hollow Park

    References the large sculpture of a glider (a type of possum) in the park.

    • It fits in with the theme of the large sculpture at the front of the park.
    • It makes reference to the Blue Mountains wildlife.  There are possums within the park.
    • It gives the park a feel of a children’s place.

    South Warrimoo Community Park

    Denotes community ownership.

    • Makes reference to the community nature of the park.
    • Avoids giving the message that the park is for young children only.

    South Warrimoo Neighborhood Park

    Denotes community ownership

    • Makes reference to the community nature of the park.
    • Avoids giving the message that the park is for young children only.

    South Warrimoo Village Park

    Denotes community ownership.

    • Makes reference to the community nature of the park.
    • Avoids giving the message that the park is for young children only.

    Welland Park

    Suggested to commemorate the long time local Welland family.

    • The Welland family are old time residents of South Warrimoo.

     

    Name

    Reason

    Comments

    Arthur Street Park

    References Arthur Richard; the originator of Warrimoo.

    • Already in use.
    • Makes it easy to find.

    Betsy and the Motor Man

    Betsy was a local Fire Truck and was maintained for many years by the “motor man”.

    • Features a local identity with a story.
    • Previously put forward as suggestion by South Warrimoo residents.

    Blinky Bill Park or

    Blinky Bills bush picnic park

    The author of Blinky Bill – Dorothy Wall - wrote ‘Blinky Bill Grows Up’ while she was resident in Warrimoo.

    More information on Dorothy Wall can be found in the Library section of this web page

    • It provides recognition to Dorothy Wall and the classic Australian story series.
    • It gives a similar theme to the Magic Pudding named Streets in Faulconbridge and Norman Lindsay.
    • Can make the park sound like a children’s park.

    Bobo Cameron Park

    Suggested to commemorate the local resident Bobo Cameron.

    • Ian (Bobo) Cameron is considered worthy of commemoration because he lived in Warrimoo for over 43 years and received an order of Australia Medal from the Queen, and was greatly involved in the St John’s Ambulance Service.

    Datman Park

    Suggested to commemorate the historically local family Datman.

    • The Datman family owned & ran the local dairy where Florabella Primary School is now located.

    Florabella Park

    References Florabella Street and Florabella Pass.

    • Florabella Pass is a significant bush walking track in Warrimoo.

    Glider Park

    References the large sculpture of a glider in the park.

    • The possum sculpture is of a glider which is an endangered species that occurs locally and likes large old trees such as occur in the park.

    Kai Park

    Suggested to commemorate a local child who died.

    • Local Family reference.

    ‘Moo’ Park

    Short for Warrimoo Park.

    • Makes reference to the suburb of Warrimoo.
    • Already in use.

    Possum Park

    or

    Possum Hollow Park

    References the large sculpture of a glider (a type of possum) in the park.

    • It fits in with the theme of the large sculpture at the front of the park.
    • It makes reference to the Blue Mountains wildlife.  There are possums within the park.
    • It gives the park a feel of a children’s place.

    South Warrimoo Community Park

    Denotes community ownership.

    • Makes reference to the community nature of the park.
    • Avoids giving the message that the park is for young children only.

    South Warrimoo Neighborhood Park

    Denotes community ownership

    • Makes reference to the community nature of the park.
    • Avoids giving the message that the park is for young children only.

    South Warrimoo Village Park

    Denotes community ownership.

    • Makes reference to the community nature of the park.
    • Avoids giving the message that the park is for young children only.

    Welland Park

    Suggested to commemorate the long time local Welland family.

    • The Welland family are old time residents of South Warrimoo.

     

  • Where are we in Naming Process?

    over 5 years ago

    1. Obtain suggestions

    Suggestions from South Warrimoo Community obtained and reviewed

    2.  Council adopts names for public exhibition

    The reviewed names are put to a Council meeting to be adopted by Council for public exhibition.

    3. EXHIBITION - **WE ARE AT THIS STEP**

    Selected names are placed on public exhibition for public comment & feedback

    4.  Adoption of name by Council

    Submissions from exhibition reviewed. A report is presented to Council meeting summarising all submissions from exhibition.  A recommended name is put to Council for adoption.

    5. Geographic Names Board

    Adopted name forwarded to the GNB. GNB undertakes a further exhibition through the Government Gazette.  Following GNB exhibition, the name becomes official. 

    1. Obtain suggestions

    Suggestions from South Warrimoo Community obtained and reviewed

    2.  Council adopts names for public exhibition

    The reviewed names are put to a Council meeting to be adopted by Council for public exhibition.

    3. EXHIBITION - **WE ARE AT THIS STEP**

    Selected names are placed on public exhibition for public comment & feedback

    4.  Adoption of name by Council

    Submissions from exhibition reviewed. A report is presented to Council meeting summarising all submissions from exhibition.  A recommended name is put to Council for adoption.

    5. Geographic Names Board

    Adopted name forwarded to the GNB. GNB undertakes a further exhibition through the Government Gazette.  Following GNB exhibition, the name becomes official. 

  • Council Resolution

    over 5 years ago

    It was resolved at the ordinary council meeting of 15 August 2013 that; 

    "1.    That the Council exhibit the nominated 14 names for Arthur Street Park for a minimum period of 42 days in accordance with the Local Government Act 1993;  and

    2     That the Council receives a further report in January 2014 summarising the results of the public exhibition of nominated names for Arthur Street Park, with the recommendation of a name for adoption."

    MINUTE NO. 433

     

    It was resolved at the ordinary council meeting of 15 August 2013 that; 

    "1.    That the Council exhibit the nominated 14 names for Arthur Street Park for a minimum period of 42 days in accordance with the Local Government Act 1993;  and

    2     That the Council receives a further report in January 2014 summarising the results of the public exhibition of nominated names for Arthur Street Park, with the recommendation of a name for adoption."

    MINUTE NO. 433