You can have your say on place name in Byron local Government area

NSW Department of Customer Service

The Geographical Names Board is seeking community feedback on a proposal to name a creek in the suburb of Nashua in the Byron Local Government Area (LGA) as Tooheys Creek.

Chair of the Geographical Names Board Narelle Underwood said the proposal would name the creek after brothers John and James Toohey who originally cleared the land in 1882 to plant sugar cane for their now famous brewery.

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

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

The creek rises near the intersection of Cooks Road and Tooheys Mill Road in the suburb of Nashua.

It follows Tooheys Mill Road, passes under that road and Kings Road into Skinners Creek near where the brothers planted their sugar cane.

GNB is seeking feedback to gauge community sentiment for the proposed name. Suggestions for alternative names is not being sought at this time.

Details of the proposal can be viewed and submissions lodged on the Geographical Names Board’s website: https://www.gnb.nsw.gov.au/.

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

The closing date for submissions is 18 September 2022.

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