The Geographical Names Board is seeking community feedback on a proposal by Wollondilly Shire Council to name a reserve in the suburb of Silverdale as Lake Victoria Parklands.
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.
The proposed name seeks to recognise the history of the area. Lake Victoria was a main feature of the African Lion Safari Park that operated on the reserve between 1968 and 1991.
The reserve is adjacent to Lake Victoria Way and Warradale Road, Silverdale, Wollondilly.
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 24 January 2022.