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

You may choose to make comments in the guestbook regarding the renaming of the Park at Arthur Street, Warrimoo.  These comments can be viewed by other people who use this web page.  They may also wish to place a comment as well.

Please note that these comments do not count as a formal submission.  You must fill out the submission form in order to select a name for this park. The purpose of this guestbook is to allow your comments to be viewed by others. 

Could the choice please be corrected to Blinky Bill Park, (not Blinky Bill's Park) as was originally submitted by the person nominating that name. Thank you.

A Warrimoo-ian about 6 years ago

When Dorothy Wall rented 3 Albert Street during 1934 and 1935 she was determined to live off her own talent and that included the writing of "Blinky Bill Grows Up"Dorothy said' the years in the Blue Mountains were the happiest years of her life'. Peter her son said 'a great place for a kid to grow up in.'A short walk from Albert Street Dorothy discovered a track at the end of Florabella Street and down into the gully all the inspiration for "Blinky's" story spilled out before her. Here the bushland bazaar enters into folklore.'Blinky Bill' the koala - now so endangered and a symbol of Dorothy's wish to teach children about nature and wildlife.In January 1942 Dorothy Wall developed pneumonia and died aged only 48 just before penicillin had become generally available.May Gibbs has 'Nutcote House' as her memorial with a bookshop selling all the memorabilia.Surely we here at Warrimoo could draw attention to Dorothy Wall through the naming of this park; 'Blinky Bill Park', both being close to the house where she worked so productively and on the walk way to the gully she and Peter so often frequented.

eratosthones about 6 years ago

I have made a comment in favour of naming the park Florabella Park, but I cannot see the comment here...?

FlorabellaPark about 6 years ago

Florabella Park is the obvious name for this community park. The name is age-neutral, i.e., it doesn’t imply that it is specifically for one age group, such as toddlers. The park was always intended as a place of meeting and interaction for all ages: a hub for the local community. ‘Florabella’ is synonymous with the south side of Warrimoo, with the local Public School and the head of the Florabella Pass walking track being located on Florabella Street. Visiting bushwalkers, arriving at Warrimoo Station by train, would pass ‘Florabella Park’, into Florabella Street, enroute to the Florabella Pass track. It is the obvious choice, and is a very attractive name.

FlorabellaPark about 6 years ago

Problems with some of the suggested names...'Datman' should be 'Patman' because that is the correct name of the family who ran the dairy farm on the school site through the 1940's and 50's.'Blinky Bill's Park' should read 'Blinky Bill Park' because that was the intention of the original submitter.'Arthur Street Park' is named after Arthur Rickard, the developer who already has (at least) two streets named after him.'Possum Park' is a misnomer because the climbing statue in the park is of a Greater Glider, not a Possum. Anyone can see that the strips of skin joining the limbs are different to a possum's body. Are we going to name a park after a statue that isn't really there? Future generations will wonder why.'Glider Park'--we have already established that many people see the statue as a 'Possum': if this is a statement to preserve endangered species of Warrimoo (a worthy ambition!), this is not the way to do it.'Moo' Park--we already have 'Warrimoo Oval' on the other side of the highway. We all know where we live. This does not contribute to our identity, nor geographic clarity.Anything denoting 'South Warrimoo' is divisive and does not recognise that many people (parents and kids) from North Warrimoo use the park.'Florabella Park'--again, a park named after a street. What does this contribute to the unique nature of the park? 'Florabella' in Italian/Latin means 'Beautiful Flowers'--this is NOT 'beautiful flowers' park! It is a 'peoples' park'. This name simply creates geographic confusion with the entrance to Florabella Pass.

blinkyb about 6 years ago

I ask again: where have my previous comments gone? I cannot see them!

blinkyb about 6 years ago

Where are my previous comments about the naming of the park?

blinkyb about 6 years ago