City reserve and lake naming

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Have your say on the naming of Balcombe Lindfield Reserve and the formal naming of the lake withing Roselea Estate, Stirling. Please note that Tacit consent is being used as the method for determining support of the naming. By not providing an indication of your preference for the proposal your default response will be supportive. More information on tacit consent is available in the FAQs below. Closing date: 2 August 2020 Follow project

Balcombe Lindfield Reserve naming - Margaret Coyle Reserve

Balcombe Lindfield Reserve

In 2018 the City of Stirling received a request from the Lions Club of Stirling to formally named Balcombe Lindfield Reserve, Westminster in memoriam of Margaret Coyle.

The City is seeking community feedback naming the reserve, Margaret Coyle Reserve, which if favourable, will be submitted to Landgate, the statutory authority for naming lands in Western Australia, for a further determination on the request and formal naming.

Margaret Coyle was a long serving resident of the Westminster/Balga and wider City of Stirling area.

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FAQs

Where is the reserve located?

The reserve is located in Westminster, between Lindfield Street and Balcombe Street.

Can you tell me about the Reserve?

The 0.5ha reserve is currently known by the City as Balcombe Lindfield Reserve, however is not formally named.

There are limited recreational amenities on the reserve but is used by the Westminster Community Food Garden.

Why rename the reserve?

The request to rename the reserve has been suggested by the Lions Club of Stirling to name the reserve in memoriam of Margaret Coyle.

Who was Margaret Coyle?

Margaret was an active member of the Westminster/Balga Community including a member of the Lions Club of Stirling for 25 years where she served as President, and Club Secretary.

Margaret was a member of the Nollamara - Westminster Action Group, where she served as Treasurer for 5 years. She was a long serving volunteer with Silver Chain, The Smith Family and a mentor/committee member for self-harm support group.

What is the Westminster Community Food Garden?

This garden has 15 veggie beds, a native habitat pond and a large mulberry tree. It is free to join and run by a small but enthusiastic group of residents. A nature play area is currently being developed.

More information can be found here.

What is used to assess the naming request?

For the official naming of parks and reserves an application must be made to Landgate even though the park in question is owned and/or managed by the City of Stirling.

Landgate use the Policies and Standards (document) for Geographical Naming in Western Australia to assess a request ensuring that the potential name isn’t already in use, isn’t a made up work or used for marketing purposes such as after a new estate etc.

It is important that names are clear to understand, are not unnecessary changes and if a naming is in after a person that the person is deemed worthy of such an honour.

What is the process for naming?

  1. The City receives a request for naming
  2. Initial discussions are had with the applicant
  3.  An assessment is undertaken using the City’s Policy for Naming Parks, Reserves and Buildings, if successful initial discussions are had with Landgate and an initial Council report is prepared
  4. Consultation is undertaken with the applicant and the with the wider community
  5. Agreed name is presented to Council to apply to Landgate for naming of the reserve
  6. Submit application to Landgate
  7. If approved, change of signage and opening ceremony.

How do you measure if the community is supportive?

Landgate measure community support using tacit consent which counts the total number of those surveyed against those who provide supportive and unsupportive feedback.

For those who do not provide feedback it is considered that they are supportive. E.g. 100 people surveyed, 30 people respond with support, 40 are unsupportive, 30 people provide no comment.

This is measured as 60 people supporting the proposal and 40 unsupportive.

Can I suggest an alternative name?

Naming the reserve in memoriam of Margaret Coyle has included an assessment using the City’s Policy for Naming of Parks, Reserves and Buildings prior to community consultation. No other name is being considered.

For more information on memorial namings please contact the City’s Leisure Planning Team on (08) 9205 8555 or email leisureplanning@stirling.wa.gov.au.  

Who were Balcombe and Lindfield?

Balcombe and Lindfield Streets are both named after two Villages in the England, approximately 50km south of London. 

Timeline

Contact made with Coyle Family to proceed with engagement

May 2020

Community engagement

June 2020

Submit to Council for approval to apply to Landgate

August 2020

Application to Landgate for naming

September 2020
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Roselea Reserve Lake naming

Roselea Lake

In 2019 the City of Stirling received a request from the Roselea Residents Association to formally name the Lake at Roselea Reserve, Roselea Lake.

The manmade lake is owned by the Water Corporation and is not formally named. It was constructed in the early 2000s to act as a drainage compensation basin for the surrounding residential subdivision. The Water Corporation has given support for the City to engage with the community surrounding the Lake to formally name the lake.

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FAQs

Where is the Lake?

The Lake is located in the Roselea Estate, Stirling, off Roselea Boulevard, Coralvine Grange, and Grindleford Drive.

Can you tell me more about the Lake?

The Lake is man-made and was created in 2000 as part of the drainage requirements for the surrounding residential development.  

What is the Lake called now?

The Lake is owned by the Water Corporation and is known by them as the Roselea Boulevard Compensating Basin; however the Water Corporation has no objection for a formal name being applied to the Lake. 

Why rename the Lake?

The Roselea Lake Integrated Catchment Management Working Group recommended that the lake be formally named to reflect a name already used by the surrounding community.

What is the Roselea Residents Association?

The Roselea Residents Association is a group of people who live within the Roselea Estate, who’s aim is foster and contribute to a happier neighbourhood.

What is used to assess the naming request?

For the official naming of parks and reserves an application must be made to Landgate even though the park in question is owned or managed by the City of Stirling.

Landgate use the Policies and Standards (document) for Geographical Naming in Western Australia to assess a request ensuring that the potential name isn’t already in use, isn’t a made up work or used for marketing purposes such as after a new estate etc.

It is important that names are clear to understand, are not unnecessary changes and if a naming is in after a person that the person is deemed worthy of such an honour.

What is the process for naming?

  1. The City receives a request for naming
  2. Initial discussions are had with the applicant
  3. Community consultation with the wider community
  4. Agreed name is presented to Council to apply to Landgate for naming of the reserve
  5. Submit application to Landgate
  6. If approved, change of signage and opening ceremony.

Can I suggest an alternative name for the Lake?

The name ‘Roselea Lake’ has been suggested by the Roselea Residents Association to reflect the commonly used name already in use by the community. As a name has already been suggested, unfortunately you are unable to suggest an alternative.

How do you measure if the community is supportive?

Landgate measure community support using tacit consent which counts the total number of those surveyed against those who provide supportive and unsupportive feedback. For those who do not provide feedback it is considered that they are supportive.

E.g. 100 people surveyed, 30 people respond with support, 40 are unsupportive, 30 people provide no comment. This is measured as 60 people supporting the proposal and 40 unsupportive.

Why do you need my contact details (name and address) in order for me to have my say?

In order to maintain an accurate account of who is supportive or unsupportive of the name change, it is important to record the details of those who have had their say.

In instances where users of a reserve, but outside of the catchment, have their say the overall number of people engaged will need to be.

Timeline

Community engagement

June 2020

Submit to Council for approval to apply to Landgate

August 2020

Application to Landgate for formal naming

2020
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For more information, please contact Mitchell Davies, Recreation and Leisure Services on (08) 9205 8555.

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