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Did you know your Council Ward now has a dual name, named after an Aboriginal word in the local Dharug language?
On 17 November 2020 Council decided to implement a process for dual naming of Council Wards with Aboriginal terms.
This is consistent with our City’s Reconciliation Action Plan to investigates opportunities to recognise the culture and heritage of Australian and Torres Strait Islander peoples in local government infrastructure and environment.
Members of Council’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Working Party researched the Dharug language, significant sites and stories from local Indigenous history. Two themed options were then developed for each ward after a workshop with the members.
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Working Party drew on the experience of Inner West Council to identify the process followed, and researched names and history. They consulted with a representative from the Gandangara Local Aboriginal Land Council, and held a workshop that was supported by Council staff. All Council staff abstained from the decision-making process.
A major consideration was that the suggested names needed to be succinct words that are easy to pronounce so that the process can be embraced by the whole community. The reference group decided on a process where the options were broken into fauna (animals) and flora (plants) names.
Community consultation for voting on the Wards’ dual names took place during the exhibition period of Tuesday 15 June 2021 – Thursday 12 August 2021. Residents were invited to provide any feedback on the proposals in this time using the online questionnaire, directly emailing or writing to Council.
Voting results showed the following to be the chosen dual names:
Enter the colouring-in competition to promote your ward's dual name for your chance to win a prize with more than $500 worth of gift vouchers to be won.
There are two categories. The first is for children aged 3-6 years and the second will be for children aged 7-14 years.
Age group 3-6
Age group 7-14
Choose your ward to download the stencil and show us your colouring-in skills for your chance to win.
3-6 years age category
7-14 years age category
Entry is open to all children aged 3-14 years that live or study within the Canterbury-Bankstown Local Government Area.
Terms and conditions apply.
Entries close: 5pm Friday, 28 January 2022