Have your say on a place name in Byron Shire lga

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The Geographical Names Board is seeking community feedback on a proposal from Byron Shire Council to name a reserve in the suburb of Suffolk Park as Linda Vidler Park.

Chair of the Geographical Names Board Narelle Underwood said feedback is being sought on the proposal to name Linda Vidler Park.

The reserve is located on Beech Drive, opposite Coogera Circuit, in the suburb of Suffolk Park.

The proposed name seeks to commemorate a prominent local citizen – Linda Vidler (1938 – 2009).

Through the Native Title process, Linda and her sisters undertook to negotiate for the preservation of sites of significance in Byron Bay that were under threat of development.

What transpired was the creation of three Arakwal Indigenous Land Use Agreements, Co-management of Arakwal National Park and Cape Byron Trust, and freehold title to lands for the Arakwal people.

The creation of Arakwal National Park was recognised internationally as an effective model to resolve native title claims and honoured by an award from the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

Mrs Underwood said the board is encouraging community

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