Proposed Road Naming around Railway Stations

Submissions Close 20 March 2018

Notice is given that Council has received an application for the naming of 15 new roads in the precincts adjacent to the Kellyville, Bella Vista and Hills Showground Railway Stations.

Proposed street names adjacent to Kellyville station

The $8.3 billion Sydney Metro Northwest is the first stage of Sydney Metro – Australia’s biggest public transport project. The project will deliver eight new railway stations, 4,000 commuter parking spaces and Sydney’s new generation of safe, reliable and fully automated metro trains.  Services start in the first half of 2019.

In order to provide access to the new Sydney Metro railway station at Kellyville a series of new precinct streets are being constructed and need to be officially named in consultation with The Hills Shire Council and the community.  The proposed names have been selected in accordance with the requirements of the Geographical Names Board.

The proposed street names are Wuban Avenue, Derrobarry Street, Darani Avenue, Guragura Street and Decora Drive which have been selected from a theme “Indigenous flora and fauna”.

Wuban is the Dharug name for a possum

Derrobarry is the Dharug name for an Ironbark tree

Darani is the Dharug name for a White Ghost Gum tree

Guragura is the Dharug name for a particular type of red/brown possum once common to the area but now rare.

Melaleuca Decora is a Cumberland plain woodland species common along watercourses in Western Sydney.

 

Proposed street names adjacent to Hills Showground station

The $8.3 billion Sydney Metro Northwest is the first stage of Sydney Metro – Australia’s biggest public transport project. The project will deliver eight new railway stations, 4,000 commuter parking spaces and Sydney’s new generation of safe, reliable and fully automated metro trains.  Services start in the first half of 2019.

In order to provide access to the new Sydney Metro railway station at Hills Showground a series of new precinct streets are being constructed and need to be officially named in consultation with The Hills Shire Council and the community.  The proposed names have been selected in accordance with the requirements of the Geographical Names Board.

The proposed street names are Mandala Parade, De Clambe Drive, Andalusian Way and Doran Drive which have been selected around a theme of “Local people and history”.

“The Solid Mandala” was a book by Patrick White who was the first Australian to win the Nobel prize for literature and lived in Showground Road. Mandala is a spiritual symbol of wholeness.

Baron Verincourt de Clambe is recognised as the first free settler in Castle Hill. His house on the ridge may have been known as “The Castle” by locals leading to the name Castle Hill.

Andalusian horses and chickens have been a feature of agricultural shows held on the adjacent Castle Hill Showground for many decades. Seville, the capital of Andalusia, is also a commonly cultivated orange variety, referencing the history of citrus orchards in the local area which is celebrated in the annual Orange Blossom festival.

Doran Drive recognises the name of a road which previously existed in this location and was named after a highly respected Council ganger from the outdoor staff.

 

Proposed street names adjacent to Bella Vista station

The $8.3 billion Sydney Metro Northwest is the first stage of Sydney Metro – Australia’s biggest public transport project. The project will deliver eight new railway stations, 4,000 commuter parking spaces and Sydney’s new generation of safe, reliable and fully automated metro trains.  Services start in the first half of 2019.

In order to provide access to the new Sydney Metro railway station at Bella Vista a series of new precinct streets are being constructed and need to be officially named in consultation with The Hills Shire Council and the community.  The proposed names have been selected in accordance with the requirements of the Geographical Names Board.

The proposed street names are Mawson Avenue, Florey Avenue, Lidwill Avenue, Cornforth Street, Byles Place and Unaipon Avenue which have been selected around a theme of “Innovators and Pioneers”.


Sir Douglas Mawson (1882-1958) was a pioneer of scientific explorations of Antarctica. He lived in Rooty Hill and was educated at Sydney University before commencing his expeditions.

Howard Florey (1898-1968) was an Australian scientist who performed a key role in the discovery of penicillin. He was awarded a Nobel prize in 1945 and is considered one of Australia’s greatest scientists.

Dr Mark Cowley Lidwill (1878-1969) was a medical pioneer in anaesthology and cardiology who invented the pacemaker in 1926 while working at Sydney’s Royal prince Alfred Hospital (supported by physicist Edgar Booth from Sydney University).

Sir John Warcup Cornforth (1917-2013) was a Nobel prize winner in Chemistry and made revolutionary discoveries about cholesterol. Born in and educated in Sydney, he was profoundly deaf throughout his working career.

Marie Beuzeville Byles (1900-1979) was the first practising female solicitor in NSW (in 1924) and a pioneer for improving women’s status in the legal profession. She was also an accomplished mountaineer, explorer and conservationist. Born in the UK, she moved to Australia as a child when her father was appointed to design the signal system for the new electrified Sydney railway.

David Unaipon (1872-1967) was a well known indigenous artist and inventor. One of his inventions included a device for shearing sheep, a link to the Bella Vista area’s agricultural past.

 

Any person may make a written submission to this road naming proposal to Council within 15 working days of the date of this notice.

Contact Council’s Principal Subdivision & Development Coordinator on (02) 9843 0527 or email: bhawkins@thehills.nsw.gov.au

 

Online Submissions have closed.