Have your say on name of a waterfall in Blue Mountains National Park

NSW Department of Customer Service

The Geographical Names Board is seeking community feedback on a proposal to officially name a waterfall in the Blue Mountains National Park as Natural Bridge Cascade.

The waterfall is located on Barkala Gully, approximately 150 metres upstream from its junction with Hungerfords Creek, in the locality of The Devils Wilderness.

Chair of the Geographical Names Board, Narelle Underwood, said feedback is being sought on the proposed name.

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

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

The name is believed to have been in use since the 1870s when people were visiting the waterfall as tourists.

Town and Country Journal, 13 May 1871, describes walks and romantic glens in the area, including a walk that “leads to a series of magnificent cascades and waterfalls, and finally ends in a great natural curiosity, the Natural Bridge Cascade, formed by a stream which flows over a precipitous cliff, from under a natural arch of rock.”

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

Alternatively, written submissions may be lodged with the Secretary, Geographical Names Board, 346 Panorama Avenue, Bathurst NSW 2795.

The closing date for submissions is 2 January 2021.

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