The Geographical Names Board is seeking community feedback on a proposal by Transport for NSW (TfNSW) to name a light rail stop in the suburb of Westmead as Childrens Hospital Light Rail Stop.
Acting Chair of the Geographical Names Board Thomas Grinter said the Board was now seeking feedback to gauge community sentiment for the proposed name.
“We want to make sure everyone has an opportunity to provide their feedback on the proposed name to ensure it preserves history and resonates with the local community,” Mr Grinter said.
Parramatta Light Rail will connect Westmead to Carlingford via the Parramatta CBD and Camellia with a two-way track spanning 12 kilometres and is expected to open in 2023.
The network consists of 16 stops, with Childrens Hospital Light Rail Stop the final stop name to be considered by the Board. The stop is on Hainsworth Street, Westmead, near the Children’s Hospital.
By 2026, about 28,000 people will use Parramatta Light Rail every day and an estimated 130,000 people will be living within walking distance of light rail stops.
Suggestions for alternative names are not being sought at this time.
Details of the proposal can be viewed and submissions lodged on the Geographical Names Board’s website.
Written submissions can also be mailed to the Secretary, Geographical Names Board, 346 Panorama Ave, Bathurst, NSW 2795.
The closing date for submissions is 28 February 2022.
Please note the NSW Place Naming Policy does not allow apostrophes to be included in geographical names with a final ‘s’ or a possessive ‘s, e.g., Georges River not George’s River.