The Geographical Names Board is seeking community feedback on a proposal by Blacktown City Council to name a suburb in its Local Government Area (LGA).
Chair of the Geographical Names Board, Narelle Underwood, said feedback is being sought on the proposal to create ‘Nirimba Fields’ as a new suburb in Blacktown LGA.
The proposed area is part of the North West Priority Growth Area which will accommodate an increase in population in the future.
The proposed name, ‘Nirimba Fields’, comes from the former Royal Australian Navy repair, maintenance and training facility, ‘Nirimba’, located within the proposed suburb area.
The name is derived from the Darug Language and means ‘Pelican’, which forms a large part of the naval crest.
Mrs Underwood said the board is encouraging community