NP:230 Name a newly created park in Ballymanus Estate

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The City of Ballarat will consider a proposal to name a newly constructed park in the Ballymanus Estate

Djila-tjarriu - Place of play ( pronounced Jilla-ja-roo)

All naming proposals conducted by the City of Ballarat are undertaken in accordance with the statutory Naming Rules for Places in Victoria. The Naming Rules are mandatory for all naming authorities.

The Proposal in Brief

If implemented, this proposal will assign the name Djila-tjarriu to the a newly constructed central park in the Ballymanus Estate.

Effect on Property Addresses

This proposal will not affect any current addresses.

Locality and Details

Located in the Ballymanus Estate on Ballarat-Carngham Road, Alfredton, the Central Park consists of four hectares of parkland including playground equipment, skate and scooter track, grassed oval, multi-use court, and picnic and BBQ facilities.

Background to Development of the Site or Feature

The City of Ballarat introduced the Ballarat West Development Contributions Plan (DCP) for development of land in Ballarat West Growth Area. The Ballarat West DCP ensures the development and timely delivery of infrastructure to new communities in the Ballarat West Growth Area to create liveability, connectivity, and social wellbeing.

Background to the Proposed Naming

The City of Ballarat and the Wadawurrung Traditional Owners are proposing to name the Central Park in the Ballymanus Estate Djila-tjarriu,( pronounced Jilla-ja-roo) and meaning place of play.

The City of Ballarat has collaborated with the Wadawurrung to receive language permission for the use of Djila-tjarriu – Place of play.

Rationale for the Naming Recommendation

The proposed use of an Aboriginal name for the park is an action that is in keeping with the current Naming Rules which state:

The naming of new places and roads is largely generated by the rapid expansion of outer-metropolitan and regional residential developments. These developments provide opportunities for contemporary and historic Aboriginal naming themes to be adopted”.

Aboriginal language is central to the culture of our Indigenous Australians who have an ancient connection to the land on which we live. The City of Ballarat supports the use of Aboriginal names where possible; this is an action that is consistent with Council’s adopted Reconciliation Action Plan.

Submissions and Objections

Interested individuals and organisations are encouraged to make submissions in favour of, or against this proposal. Please note: if no valid submissions are received, it will be assumed that there are no objections to this proposal.

Council cannot consider this proposal or any individual submissions before the public comment period closes and must consider all valid submissions before making a decision.

Access the Naming Proposal Information Sheet here

In order to be valid, submissions of objection must demonstrate how the proposal does not adhere to the current Naming Rules, available through the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning:

Submissions must be in writing using the Naming Proposal Comment Form and reach the Growth Areas Facilitation team by no later than 5pm, 9 August 2020.

Further Information

Further details about this proposal may be obtained from Council’s Growth Areas Facilitation team by emailing or calling 03 5320 5500. The City of Ballarat has also prepared an information sheet to provide guidance for anyone who wishes to request a place be named or renamed, or who may be affected by a naming proposal.

Privacy Notice

Personal information received in connection with a naming proposal will be used only to contact the writer in relation to the proposal. No personal details are released to third parties. All submissions to naming proposals are de-identified to protect the individual’s privacy.

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