Name game for new ar­eas

Readers leave scathing feed­back on Black­town Coun­cil’s pro­posed nam­ing for 10 fu­ture sub­urbs

Rouse Hill Times - - NEWS -

AN ONLINE poll ask­ing readers what names they would choose for two new sub­urbs planned for Sydney’s boom­ing north­west re­gion has seen Cly­des­dale Farm and Durham Hall re­vealed as the top choices.

The Rouse Hill Times and Black­town Ad­vo­cate poll fol­lows a re­port last week about Black­town Coun­cil’s plans for 11 new sub­urbs to be cre­ated from the ex­ist­ing sub­urbs of Mars­den Park, River­stone and Rouse Hill.

The poll at­tracted 1100 votes and asked readers what name they pre­ferred for ar­eas one and two, which are now fall un­der Mars­den Park.

For area one, Durham Hall (16 per cent) was the most pop­u­lar choice ahead of Woorong Park and Melonba.

For area two, 31 per cent pre­ferred Cly­des­dale Farm over Fran­cis and Lang.

The NSW Ge­o­graph­i­cal Names Board has the fi­nal say on names for the sub­urbs but Black­town Coun­cil has en­cour­aged res­i­dents to com­ment on the short­list and have their say on the names, which were in­spired by local his­tory and botany.

Res­i­dents’ re­ac­tions to the sug­gested names were mostly crit­i­cal.

Many wanted Elara, an es- tate in Mars­den Park, to become a sub­urb name.

“The new names are ab­so­lutely pa­thetic for that area,’’ one reader wrote.

“Elara should con­tinue be­ing a part of Mars­den Park, it has been classified as Mars­den Park for years and should stay that way.

“The names sound like an ab­so­lute joke.

“Do not change what doesn’t need chang­ing!’’

Guy la­belled the names as hor­ren­dous.

“Im­ply­ing that the com­mu­nity will have a say in nam­ing these ar­eas is laugh­able,” he said.

“The pro­posed names for the Elara es­tate would only serve to de­value the area.

“These names do not lend them­selves to an area of class or de­sir­abil­ity.’’

Ser­gio Jr C said: “We just bought prop­erty be­cause it is at Mars­den Park, not Fran­cis, or Lang.’’

Area three will re­main as Mars­den Park, area four will be re­named An­gus, Molu­canna or Lynch.

Area five will be known as Bunda, Richards or Par­ring­ton, area six as Wir­rawirra, Bells Grange or Daringa, area seven as Ca­ble, Nir­imba or Stone­cut­ters and area eight as Kwigan, Dry­den or McDon­nell.

Area nine will be named Warraburra, Cor­co­ran or Ma­son, area 10 as Talla­wong, Whit­lam Heights or Cudge­gong Rise, area 11 as Wran, Mam­bara or Rank­ine and area 12 as Dirrabari, Roth­well Downs or Gre­vil­lea Grove

Res­i­dents will have al­most a month have their say at a date to be set.

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