Plympton Road Bushland Reserve Naming

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Plympton East Reserve - The NSW Geographical Names Board (the Board) has officially assigned Burawa Reserve in the NSW Government Gazette on 30 June 2023.

Plympton West Reserve- This Reservehas been officially assigned in the NSW Government Gazette asFinch Reserveon 26 May 2023.

Plympton Central Reserve-The Boardhas officially gazetted Yanung Reserve for this parcel of land.

Thank you for having your say and helping us name the three bushland reserves!

Three bushland reserves along Plympton Road in Carlingford and Beecroft are home to critically endangered ecological communities including Blue Gum High Forest and Sydney Turpentine Ironbark Forest.

Council sought community feedback from Tuesday 14 June 2022 to Friday 8 July 2022 to help name the three bushland reserves. Our role is to seek pre-approval from the NSW Geographical Names Board (GNB) and gather public feedback prior to the GNB running a public consultation process. Please read through the Naming a Place Guide in the Resources section prepared by the GNB for an understanding of the process that will be followed.

At its meeting of 22 August 2022, Council considered Item 13.7 ‘Naming Proposal for Three Unnamed Bushland Reserves along Plympton Road in Carlingford and Beecroft’.

Council endorsed Dharug names for the East and Central Parcels of Bushland Reserve but noted that there was no clear community preference for the naming of the West parcel of Bushland Reserve. Council resolved that further research be undertaken regarding the Finch Family and their contribution to the Carlingford and Beecroft area.

The suggestions reference the pioneering history of the area. Both road and park names in this area carry the names of other early pioneers. The Finch family were pioneers in the area and worked to produce crops for the Sydney market in the early 1920’s and have lived in Carlingford since that time.

For further information on Plympton Central and East, see the FAQs section.

The process after engagement

Plympton East Reserve

The preferred name for Plympton East Reserve, ‘Burawa’ Reserve, was presented to the GNB at their 15 November 2022 meeting. It was advertised from 13 December 2022 to 20 January 2023, one objection was received from the Metropolitan Local...

Plympton Central Reserve:

The GNB met on 13 September 2022, and rejected the community’s preferred name ‘Yiribana’ for Plympton Central Reserve for sounding too similar to the nearby ‘Yana Yirabana’ Reserve. The community’s second preferred name of ‘Yanung’ Reserve was...

Plympton West Reserve

The proposed name of 'Finch Reserve' for Plympton West Reserve was considered by the GNB at its meeting on 07 March 2023. The name was advertised for public comment from 18 April 2023 – 18 May 2023. The Board received no objections, and as per...

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