Proposal to Name an Unnamed Reserve in Sunbury the ‘Carmel Edmends Reserve'

This reserve is located next to the St Anne’s Primary School, where Mrs Edmends was the inaugural Principal.

The proposal received by Council states that Mrs Edmends opened St Anne’s Primary School as Principal in October 1978, and resigned in 1985 to raise her son. Mrs Edmends resumed at St Anne’s as a teacher in 1989 until leaving for health reasons in 2006. She passed away on 22 January 2007. Mrs Edmends was active in the community, where she was heavily involved in the Bulla Village Netball Club and Sunbury Ladies Netball Association, she was also involved in various youth groups within the Sunbury community and the Parish of Sunbury.

Read the proposal

Council’s reasons for considering this naming proposal are detailed in Council Report GE295 - Proposal to Name Unnamed Reserve in Sunbury the Carmel Edmends Reserve - from the Council meeting of 08 October 2018. You can download the report here or obtain a copy of it from any of Council’s Customer Service Centres located at 1079 Pascoe Vale Road Broadmeadows, 75-95 Central Park Avenue Craigieburn or 36 Macedon Street Sunbury.

Consultation update:

Hume City Council recently considered a proposal to name the unnamed reserve located at 14 Stewards Lane Sunbury the ‘Carmel Edmends Reserve’, in honour of the late Mrs Carmel Edmends.

During the consultation period no objections were received from the community, and Council resolved at its meeting on 25 February 2019 to endorse the name of ‘Carmel Edmends Reserve’ for this location.

In accordance with the Naming Rules for Places in Victoria – Statutory Requirements for Naming Roads, Features and Localities – 2016, and Hume City Council’s Place Names Policy, Council will be submitting the endorsed name to the Office of Geographic Names for their consideration. The Office of Geographic Names will make the final decisions on whether to approve this proposed name.

If you require any further information regarding this matter please contact Matthew Wilton, Governance Support Officer, on 9205 2200.


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Updated : 5:52 PM, 28 March 2019

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