Vote now to name Brunswick’s two new parks

Moreland Council is asking the community to cast their vote to name Brunswick’s two newest parks at Tinning Street and West Street until Friday January 24, 2020.

The nominations for the 2000 square metre Tinning Street park include Garrong Park, meaning ‘Wattle’ in Woi Wurrung language, Bagung Dijirri Park, meaning ‘Gather everyone’ in Woi Wurrung language and Sampson Rope Park, recognising the former Sampson Rope Works opposite the park.

Bulleke-bek Park, taken from the former Aboriginal name for Brunswick, and Yubup Park, meaning ‘Parrakeet’ in Woi Wurrung language, are the suggested names for the 2,600 square metre West Street park.

The name options were raised during community consultations in September 2019.

Moreland Mayor Cr Lambros Tapinos said the name options for both parks were excellent suggestions from the community that touch on the history, heritage and character of Brunswick.

“Our two new parks will transform industrial landscapes to provide accessible open space areas for members of our community who may not have access to local parks,” Cr Tapinos said.

“The name suggestions raised are fantastic representations of the area’s origins and equally signify how open spaces can connect place to culture and identity.”

Morelanders can cast their vote at conversations.moreland.vic.gov.au

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