The Geographical Names Board wants your view on a proposal by The Hills Council to name a reserve in Kellyville ‘Centenary of ANZAC Reserve’.
Board chair Des Mooney said remembrance ceremonies have centred around a reserve in Castle Hill but the Castle Hill RSL Sub-Branch and the council identified the larger reserve, bordered by Wrights Road, Green Road and Harrington Avenue, as a better location for ceremonies and marches.
RSL sub-branch president Don Tait said: ‘‘We’re looking at 20,000 to attend our Anzac centenary ceremony in April 2014 and this [Kellyville] location is perfect.’’
On April 21, more than 2000 people converged on the reserve for the first Anzac Day service at the new location.
Premier Barry O’Farrell and Castle Hill MP Dominic Perrottet dedicated the remembrance stone and plaques from the former war memorial at Castle Hill’s Arthur Whitling Park at this service.
Mr Perrottet said 2015 celebrations commemorating 100 years since our troops arrived at Anzac Cove would also be held at the reserve in Kellyville.
“To prepare for the centenary celebrations the council has sought to recognise this milestone by renaming the reserve in Kellyville and I would encourage the community to provide feedback,” Mr Perrottet said.
“I am fully supportive of a name change which recognises the significance of Anzac Day.”
Submissions close on October 30.
They should be made in writing to the secretary of the Geographical Names Board, Panorama Avenue, Bathurst 2795. They can also be made online at gnb.nsw.gov.au
■ What do you think of the name?