Your say on the proposed name Ngamuru Avenue

We’re proposing to name a new road connecting Bowden Street in Alexandria to Geddes Avenue in Zetland as Ngamuru Avenue.

Project Status: Open for feedback

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What we’re doing

We’re building a new road and cycleway to link Geddes Avenue in the Green Square town centre with Bowden Street in Alexandria. It will also connect to Botany Road, O’Riordan Street and Bourke Road.

The new road and cycleway will prioritise people walking and riding bikes, and public transport. It will also be accessible by emergency vehicles and local vehicles. The new link will provide a green east-west connection for people walking and riding bikes in Alexandria and Green Square.

We’re proposing to name this new road Ngamuru Avenue.

Ngamuru is a word from the local Aboriginal language of the Gadigal people – nga (see), muru (path). This means ‘to see the way’ or ‘compass’, a translation included in the book The Sydney Language (2019) by Jakelin Troy.

aerial map view of a proposed roadway in a map layout. Focus on a green corridor named Green Square to Ashmore connector, divided into sections: east and west.
Map highlighting the new avenue

Why we’re doing this

The word Ngamuru, linked to direction finding and locating of a path from one place to another, is well suited for this new avenue. The reference to path is particularly relevant as its main function will be to connect Green Square and Alexandria.

Selecting an Aboriginal word to name this new avenue will increase people’s understanding and appreciation of Aboriginal culture. This proposal recognises local Aboriginal cultural heritage through naming and related interpretive signs.

At its meeting on 24 June 2024 Council resolved to seek community feedback on the proposed name. This is the first step in officially naming the road.

How you can give feedback

Consultation closes at 5pm on Thursday 25 July 2024.

We’re unable to accept feedback after this time due to legislative deadlines.

Feedback may be published in publicly available reports at the end of the consultation period. Your name or organisation’s name may appear in these reports with your feedback attributed. If you would like your feedback to be kept confidential, please let us know when making your contribution.

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