Written on the 9 August 2018 by Kevin Conolly

The Geographical Names Board (GNB) is seeking public comment on a proposal from Blacktown City Council to change existing suburbs in its Local Government Area.

The proposal  makes changes to Marsden Park, Schofields, Riverstone, Rouse Hill, Vineyard, Quakers Hill and Shanes Park, creating six new suburbs due to population growth in the region.

"I have written to the Geographical Names Board of NSW stating quite clearly my views on the proposals, being acutely aware of the feedback that I have received from concerned residents affected by these proposed changes," said Kevin Conolly, Member for Riverstone.

"Blacktown Council clearly has not heeded the feedback from local residents in some of these areas. 

A copy of the map of the suggested new suburbs and names proposed by Blacktown Council, and a copy of Kevin Conolly's submission to the Geographical Names Board of NSW in relation to the proposed suburb boundaries and names is attached.

The proposals are open for submissions from Wednesday 8 August, 2018 until Saturday 8 September, 2018.

Maps can be viewed at local libraries or online at

"I urge residents of these areas to view the proposals and lodge submissions with the Geographical Names Board by Saturday 8 September 2018," Mr Conolly said.

Comments and submissions can be emailed to, or sent to the following address:

The Secretary
Geographical Names Board
PO Box 143

"This is the last chance for residents of these areas to have their say about what their suburbs will be called," said Mr Conolly.

Author: Kevin Conolly


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