Residents urged to have say on Edmondson Park reserve name proposal

The proposed reserve location. Picture: GNB
The proposed reserve location. Picture: GNB

One of the earliest land-holders in Edmondson Park is set to be honoured with a reserve named in her honour.

The Geographical Names Board is seeking community feedback on a proposal to name a Reserve on Dunkirk Road and Croatia Avenue Lillian Bratkovic Park.

The name was proposed by Liverpool Council.

Geographical Names Board chair Narelle Underwood said the board was encouraging community members to comment on the proposal for they make their determination.

"It is important that place names reflect the character and history of the local area and community," she said.

"We want to make sure that everyone has an opportunity to provide their feedback on the proposed name."

The proposal recognises the memory of Lillian Bratkovic, a well-known member of the Edmondson Park community who passed away in January, 2011.

Mrs Bratkovic and her husband Karl were some of the earliest landowners in the growing suburb.

The property nominated for the reserve, in fact, encompasses part of their original holding, where the Bratkovices lived from the 1960s.

Mrs Bratkovic was an original board member of the Croation Community Advancement Cooperative Society Limited and was instrumental in attaining the name of Croatia and Dalmatia Avenues in Edmondson Park.

She was a member of the Edmondson Park Residents Action Group (EPLORAG) just prior to her death and worked relentlessly to help achieve the final release of land in Edmondson Park for urban purposes.

Details of the proposal can be viewed and submissions lodged on the Geographical Names Board's website.

Alternatively, written submissions may be mailed to the Secretary, Geographical Names Board, 346 Panorama Ave, Bathurst, NSW 2795.

The closing date for submissions is 19th February 2021.

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