No need for change
RE: Survey to change name of Blacktown Council.
I recently attended a public meeting to discuss the proposed name change of Blacktown City Council. I understand that the name of the suburb of Blacktown will not be changed.
Apart from the cost of changing signs throughout the local government area, what is the point of the name change if large organisations don’t change their names?
The NSW Minister for Transport won’t want the expense of changing the name of Blacktown railway station, eg: all maps on the platforms along the Penrith and Richmond lines and new signage on the station. The NSW Minister for Health won’t want to change signage throughout Blacktown and Mt Druitt hospitals.
Will Blacktown Workers and Blacktown RSL clubs be prepared to change their signage and issue new membership cards?
Blacktown Westpoint will probably not change its signs either. If these major landmarks keep their prominent signs, everyone will still see the word Blacktown. If the name is changed to Western Sydney City Council, I think people will say ‘where is that?’.
The answer will be ‘that’s the old Blacktown Council’. A very negative response. We only moved here five years ago but we love it. The name is not a problem. We love the history of the area and the people.
We think it is progressing very nicely without the millions to be spent on a name change.
LYNN MUIR, Plumpton