Renaming Sunbury Fields Grassland

Consultation has concluded

Background


Sunbury Fields Grassland is located at 1 Pipit Way within the Sunbury Fields estate and was handed over to Council to manage by a developer three years ago. The site is a remnant of the endangered plains grassland vegetation type and supports Aboriginal artefact scatters. The reserve exists for the purpose of conserving native vegetation and cultural heritage.

It is proposed that Sunbury Fields Grassland be officially named ‘Darr Banneem’, which means ‘Spear Grass’ in the Aboriginal Woi Wurrung language. Native spear grass is a prominent plant that grows within the reserve.




Read the proposal

Council’s reasons for considering this proposal are detailed in Council Report number GE535 - Naming Proposals for Three Conservation Reserves in Sunbury with Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Significance - from the Council meeting of 12 July 2021.

In accordance with the Naming Rules for Places in Victoria – Statutory Requirements for Naming Roads, Features and Localities – 2016, and Hume City Council’s Place Names Policy, Council invited local residents to have their say on this naming proposal.




Background


Sunbury Fields Grassland is located at 1 Pipit Way within the Sunbury Fields estate and was handed over to Council to manage by a developer three years ago. The site is a remnant of the endangered plains grassland vegetation type and supports Aboriginal artefact scatters. The reserve exists for the purpose of conserving native vegetation and cultural heritage.

It is proposed that Sunbury Fields Grassland be officially named ‘Darr Banneem’, which means ‘Spear Grass’ in the Aboriginal Woi Wurrung language. Native spear grass is a prominent plant that grows within the reserve.




Read the proposal

Council’s reasons for considering this proposal are detailed in Council Report number GE535 - Naming Proposals for Three Conservation Reserves in Sunbury with Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Significance - from the Council meeting of 12 July 2021.

In accordance with the Naming Rules for Places in Victoria – Statutory Requirements for Naming Roads, Features and Localities – 2016, and Hume City Council’s Place Names Policy, Council invited local residents to have their say on this naming proposal.