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Contribute Your Ideas For New Sporting Precinct Name

Date: 
Friday, 24 January, 2020 - 11:45
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Media

Mansfield Shire Council is seeking community input to naming the sporting precinct at the end of View Street, consisting of the new dual court stadium, dual outdoor multi-purpose courts and existing playing fields.

Mayor, Cr Marg Attley OAM said construction of the new dual court indoor stadium and outdoor multi-purpose courts, along with the existing playing field facilities at the end of View Street, consolidates several facilities into an exciting new precinct for Mansfield Shire.

“This is a great opportunity for the community to be involved and we invite people with an interest or good idea for the name to consider submitting a proposal,” Cr Attley said.

“We acknowledge the significance and ownership the community has of its local facilities. Sporting facilities are often the heart of these communities, providing opportunities for people to be physically active and socialise, so we know community members will have ideas for the name,” she said.

“We are bound by the Naming rules for places in Victoria and follow advice of the Office of Geographic Names (OGN) to make sure the name is appropriate and compliant with the rules,” she said.

The Naming rules set out step-by-step information on naming and are available on the ‘Have Your Say’ section of the website.  A hard copy is also available at reception at the municipal office. 

“It is important that the names proposed follow the naming rules to ensure that the proposal is eligible.  I encourage you to have a detailed read of these rules, prior to making a submission” she said.

“Officially naming the precinct is essential for identifying a location in emergencies as well as for the delivery of goods and services,” Cr Attley said.

Information, including a timeline of the naming process, a summary of the naming rules and an online form to submit your name proposal is available online at www.mansfield.vic.gov.au/consultations/naming-of-new-sporting-precinct

You can also:

  • email us at council@mansfield.vic.gov.au
  • write us a letter (Private Bag 1000, Mansfield VIC 3724) or
  • drop in written suggestions to our office at 33 Highett Street, Mansfield.  Please title your proposal "Name proposal for new sporting precinct" so we can ensure it is captured in the correct process.

The opportunity to propose a name closes 6 March 2020.  A panel will then select a name that best reflects community suggestions and meets the naming rules. The proposed name will then be advertised for community feedback before a final decision is made.

For more information you can contact Bess Gillard, Revenue Coordinator on 5775 8573 or bess.gillard@mansfield.vic.gov.au

For more information on the Dual Court Stadium, visit www.mansfield.vic.gov.au/dual-court-stadium-development

 

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Last Updated: Friday, 24 January, 2020 - 11:54