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Blacktown set for six new suburbs

Residents of some of Blacktown’s suburbs may soon have a new address.

The Geographical Names Board has notified that it proposes to amend the suburb boundaries of Marsden Park, Schofields, Riverstone, Rouse Hill, Vineyard, Quakers Hill and Shanes Park to make way for the creation of six new suburbs.

The new suburbs are to be named Melonba, Angus, Richards, Kwigan, Wran and Lynch.

A map of the suburb boundary changes can be found on the Blacktown City Council website. It is also on display at the following locations:

  • Max Webber Library, corner Flushcombe Road & Alpha Street , Blacktown 2148 – Our Library @ The Mount Druitt Hub, Ayres Grove, Mount Druitt 2770 – Dennis Johnson Library, corner Stanhope Parkway & Sentry Drive, Stanhope Gardens 2768 – Riverstone Library & Digital Hub, 1st Floor, Riverstone Village, corner Market Street & Riverstone Parade, Riverstone 2765
  • Lalor Park Library, corner Freeman Street & Northcott Road, Lalor Park 2147

The maps will be on display from Wednesday 8 August 2018 until Saturday 8 September 2018.

The suburb changes are needed to help make way for expected population growth in the area. It’s predicted that there will be over 150,000 new residents by 2036.

The proposed boundaries will keep the north-west suburbs to a manageable size, which is particularly important for emergency services like fire and ambulance.

Council decided on the proposed boundaries and suburb names after extensive community consultation. Names were chosen that recognise the suburb areas’ local attributes, pay respect to prominent public figures, and create new community identities that accommodate the local population.

Further details about the proposal can be found from the Geographical Names Board. Submissions can be lodged by emailing The Secretary, Geographical Names Board – ss-gnb@finance.nsw.gov.au.

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