New naming proposals

New naming proposals

Under review

Contributions to this consultation are closed for evaluation and review. The project team will report back on key outcomes.

Provide your feedback on the proposed naming of roads, lanes, open spaces, parks and community centres in the City of Sydney local area.

Your feedback will assist the City to understand the level of community support for proposed names.

If supported by Council, the City will submit the proposed name to the Geographical Names Board of NSW for consideration. It may take the board up to a year to make a final decision.

Please note, your feedback may be published in publicly available reports at the end of the consultation period. If you would like your feedback to remain confidential, please email sydneyoursay@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au.

Other ways to give your feedback

We want to make sure everybody has the opportunity to provide ideas and feedback.

If you prefer to talk to us in person, please contact the City of Sydney officer listed in contacts.

If you are deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment you can contact us through the National Relay Service. You will need to provide our phone number 02 9265 9333.

If you need an interpreter you can contact us through the Translating and Interpreting Service  on 131 450. You will need to provide our phone number 02 9265 9333.

 

Kepos Street Playground, Redfern 

We invite your feedback on a proposal to name a playground at 39–45 Kepos Street in Redfern ‘Kepos Street Playground’.

The playground has been redesigned with new play equipment, landscaping and seating. The proposed name reflects the playground’s location.

Your feedback will help us determine the level of community support for the proposed name or other popular name choices.

You can provide your feedback by emailing sydneyyoursay@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au.

Consultation closes at 5pm on Friday 25 May 2018.  

Confectioners Way, Rosebery 

We invite your feedback on a proposal to name a new Rosebery Street 'Confectioners Way'. 

The street will be on the northern side of Crewe Place and will run north and east through to Rosebery Avenue. It is part of a residential/commercial development at 5–13 Rosebery Avenue.

The name is inspired by the James Stedman Henderson sweets factory on this site from 1918. The factory produced popular sweets such as Minties, Fantales and Jaffas. 

Your feedback will help us assess the level of community support for this proposed name. 

You can provide your feedback via our submission form or email sydneyyoursay@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au by 5pm on Monday 12 February 2018.

You can also email submissions to pfryan@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au

or post to:

Chief Executive Officer
Attention: Peter Ryan, Land Information Officer
City of Sydney
GPO Box 1591
Sydney NSW 2001

Louisa Lawson Place 

Provide your feedback on a proposal to name a public space in the city centre ‘Louisa Lawson Place’ after an early champion for women’s rights.

The public space is near Wynyard station and bound by Kent, Sussex and Napoleon streets. 

Louisa Lawson (1848–1920) was a noted Australian social reformer, writer and publisher who lived and worked in Sydney. In 1888, she founded the influential The Dawn: A Journal for Australian Women, which covered women's issues and advocated for women’s rights to vote and hold public office.

Ms Lawson also launched the campaign for female suffrage and helped form the Dawn Club where women met to discuss issues and gain experience in public speaking. The magazine and the club were located near this public space.

The Womenhood Suffrage League of NSW printed its pamphlets at The Dawn free of charge and used its offices in its early years. Ms Lawson was elected to its inaugural council in 1891. When the NSW Woman’s Suffrage Bill was passed in 1902, parliament described her as “the Mother of Suffrage in New South Wales”.

A previous proposal to name this location ‘Napoleon Plaza’ commemorating a former local business owner and nearby street did not receive community support.

Your feedback will help us assess the level of community support for the proposed new name.

You can provide your feedback via our submission form or email sydneyyoursay@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au by 5pm Monday 18 December 2017.

Council will review this feedback before submitting the chosen name to the Geographical Names Board of NSW.

Kingsborough Way and Hyperion Park, Zetland 

Provide your feedback on a proposal to name a new Zetland street 'Kingsborough Way' and a nearby park 'Hyperion Park'.

The street and park will be built in 2018 on a site between Bourke Street, McPherson Lane and Merton Street in Zetland.

The names are inspired by the unique history of the area. This site was once home to a horse training stable, Zetland Lodge, established in 1874 by NSW Governor Sir Hercules Robinson.

Governor Robinson helped establish a local horse training industry and with it development of the suburb. Kingsborough and Hyperion were 2 of his champion thoroughbred horses. 

Your feedback will help us assess the level of community support for these proposed names or other popular name choices.

You can provide your feedback via our submission form or email sydneyyoursay@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au by 5pm Monday 18 December 2017.

 The City is seeking your feedback on a proposal to name the new plaza bounded by Napoleon Street, Kent Street and Sussex Street. This will link Wynyard Station, via Wynyard Walk and a pedestrian bridge, with Barangaroo.

Napoleon Plaza

The proposed name intends to facilitate ease of location by pedestrians particularly commuters and residents already familiar with the long-established Napoleon Street.

The naming proposal originated from a request by Transport for NSW. Under Geographic Names Board guidelines, the City of Sydney is the relevant roads authority responsible for naming the plaza.

The name reflects the close proximity of the site with the adjacent Napoleon Street, which has historical associations dating to the 1830s. Research indicates that Napoleon Street was probably named by Francis (Francois) Girard (1793–1859), a convict, dance master, baker and flour miller. The road connected Margaret Place to Girard’s flour mill and wharf and other adjacent properties located on Darling Harbour. Girard was an army officer during the Napoleonic Wars. The French connection is a reminder of the diverse background of early colonists.

The City’s historian, Transport for NSW, Barangaroo Development Authority and Lendlease all support the naming proposal.

Key dates

Kepos Street Playground consultation
24 April to 25 May 2018 

Confectioners Way consultation
16 January to 12 February 2018 

Louisa Lawson Place consultation
20 November to 18 December 2017 

Kingsborough Way and Hyperion Park consultation 
20 November to 18 December 2017&

Contacts

Mark Driver
Parks and Recreation Planner

02 9265 9333
mdriver@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au</

Last updated: Thursday, 23 August 2018