Question about a name

Hume City Council is keen to hear the thoughts of residents about whether Craigieburn Park should be officially named Craigieburn ANZAC Park.

Council has commenced a period of consultation under the Geographic Place Names Act 1998.

Members of the community are encouraged to submit feedback about the suggested name by 31 July 2015.

Hume Mayor, Councillor Adem Atmaca, said it was important that anyone with a view on the proposed name made contact with Council.

“We want to understand what people think about the name Craigieburn ANZAC Park and Council will soon consider the feedback,” Cr Atmaca said.

“The park is set to be an iconic venue in Hume, and will offer a pool, leisure centre, athletics track, inclusive playspace, and parkland.

“This 12.14 hectare site will attract people from Hume and beyond, and it will host great festivals and events.”

Craigieburn Park is situated to the north of Craigieburn Central Shopping Centre, bounded by Aitken Boulevard, Marathon Boulevard, Central Park Avenue and Windrock Avenue.

Cr Atmaca said the park would support an increasing number of families who choose to call Craigieburn home.

“Craigieburn’s population has more than doubled since 2006 and it is expected to rise by almost 50 per cent between now and 2036,” he said.

“We’ve planned this park for many years and it’s exciting to watch the project evolve for current and future generations.”

Council, at its meeting on 13 April 2015, considered a report that outlined further information about the suggested name of Craigieburn ANZAC Park.

It can be accessed online or at a Hume customer service centre, located at:

• 1079 Pascoe Vale Road, Broadmeadows;
• 75-95 Central Avenue, Craigieburn; and
• 36 Macedon Street, Sunbury.

Written submissions should address the Chief Executive Officer, Hume City Council, and be posted to PO Box 119, Dallas Vic 3047. Alternatively, a written submission can be hand delivered to a customer service centre.

People can also email submissions via

Hume City Council’s decision to seek the views of people about the proposed name is supported by the Guidelines for Geographic Names 2010 Version 2 and Council’s Place Names Policy.

Further information is here.

Updated : 9:11 AM, 29 June 2015

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