Have your say on place name in Ku-ring-gai lga

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The Geographical Names Board is seeking community feedback on a proposal by Ku-ring-gai Council to name a reserve in the suburb of St Ives as Lorraine Taylor Reserve.

Acting Chair of the Geographical Names Board Thomas Grinter said the Board was now seeking feedback to gauge community sentiment for the proposed name.   

“We want to make sure everyone has an opportunity to provide their feedback on the proposed name to ensure it preserves history and resonates with the local community,” Mr Grinter said.

Mr Grinter said the proposed name sought to commemorate Lorraine Taylor who sadly passed away on 29 July 2015.

Lorraine was instrumental in coordinating a resident-led development of the proposed reserve and spent a considerable amount of time restoring the eroded topsoil which enabled grass to grow.

Soon after being restored the reserve became a popular destination for children and families to play and gather. Play equipment was later installed by Council.

The reserve is on the corner of Athena Avenue and Hayle Street St Ives and known locally as Athena Avenue Reserve.

Suggestions for alternative names is not being sought at this time.

Details of the proposal can be viewed and submissions lodged on the Geographical Names Board’s website.

Written submissions can also be mailed to the Secretary, Geographical Names Board, 346 Panorama Ave, Bathurst, NSW 2795.

The closing date for submissions is 20 February 2022

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