Published On 15 November 2019 at 10:55 AM
A nine thousand square metre park has opened in Kirrawee and Sutherland Shire residents are being called on to give it a name.
Sutherland Shire Mayor, Councillor Carmelo Pesce officially opened the new space at Flora Street on Thursday morning, unveiling two and a half thousand square metres of grassed parkland and 850 square metres of play space.
“This site has come a long way from being an unused industrial site to a significant open space that can be enjoyed by residents and visitors to the area for many years to come,” said Councillor Pesce.
“I’m also excited to announce we are running a competition to name the park and I’m encouraging all residents to submit their suggestions.
“There are prizes to be won for the top three suggestions, before the public get to vote on their favourite.”
Council will submit the preferred entry to the Geographical Names Board (GNB) of NSW for endorsement. That approval process requires proposed names to be consistent with the GNB’s Naming Principles, so Council is asking residents to submit their suggestions under one of the following categories;
· Kirrawee’s natural features / flora and fauna
· Sutherland Shire’s history
· Aboriginal culture and heritage
“To enter, jump on to Council’s website, go to our Join The Conversation page and fill out an entry form,” Councillor Pesce added.
“This is your community park and I urge you to use it, enjoy it, look after it and help to ensure it remains an amazing space for our community to enjoy well into the future.”
South Village developer Deicorp built and provided the park under a planning agreement, at no cost to the community. The play space includes a climbing structure, adventure play area, swings and slides, a flying fox, half-court basketball court, handball and hopscotch zone and fixed concrete table tennis tables.
The parkland area features accessible pathways, landscaping, a shade feature, an amphitheatre, seating and trees for shade. There are also some important established trees that have been left in place to ensure existing animal habitat is maintained.
To submit your suggestion on what the park should be named, visit https://jointheconversation.sutherlandshire.nsw.gov.au/naming-competition
Entries will close on 23rd of December, 2019.