No need for change

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - FEEDBACK -

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

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