Inner city space to be renamed
The decision on the renaming of an Auckland inner city space is expected to be made within days.
Waitemata Local Board member Pippa Coom raised a notice of motion in December 2015 petitioning to have Lower Khartoum Place changed to a name reflecting the Women’s Suffrage Memorial.
The Women’s Suffrage Centenary Memorial is located at Lower Khartoum Place in the CBD and honours the Aucklanders who worked towards the goal of women’s right to vote in New Zealand.
After a consultation period from April 26 to May 30 the majority of submissions wanted the name changed.
Dianne Glenn, the vicepresident of the National Council of Women in New Zealand, supports the name change.
‘‘I have never been happy with the name of the site where this significant mural was erected.’’
‘‘Now that the mural is secure, I would appreciate the name change to honour these women who campaigned for the right of women to vote.’’
Consultation has also been conducted with Land Information New Zealand to determine the ability of the proposed names to meet the standard road naming criteria.
Coom hopes the new name can be officially marked on Women’s Suffrage Day, on September 19.
Lower Khartoum Place is home to the Women’s Suffrage Memorial and will soon be renamed.