Written on the 29 September 2015 by Kevin Conolly

Member for Riverstone, Kevin Conolly has taken the opportunity presented by the exhibition of the draft Precinct Plan for Riverstone East to kick off a discussion about future suburb names for the area.
"For some years planners have referred to 'Area 20 precinct' and 'Cudgegong Road' railway station. It is time that steps are taken to determine what the long term names for theses area and other new developments within the growth centre should be," said Mr Conolly.
"Locality names are formally determined by the Geographical Names Board after public consultation is conducted by the relevant local government authority.
"I have written to Blacktown City Council to start the process by suggesting two new names for suburbs in the Area 20 and Riverstone East precincts.
"I have suggested 'Rouse Farm' for the area to the east of Cudgegong Road and 'Tallawong' for the area to the west.
"Both names would retain strong links to the Rouse Family whose property covered much of the area being developed.
"Blacktown City Council has advised that it will be considering a broader locality naming policy in the near future to addresses the many development areas within the LGA.
"The suggestions I have made will be included for consideration within that LGA wide policy.
"I hope that all interested residents will participate in that process when Council's policy is released for public input." said Mr Conolly.

Author: Kevin Conolly


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