Project Status: Closed

The park adjoining Blamey Place and White Crescent in Campbell does not have a formal name. The ACT Place Names Advisory Committee invites the community to put forward names in keeping with the suburb’s theme of Defence personnel.

As women are under-represented in Campbell’s public place names, we are asking the community to offer suggestions of Defence women.

How you had your say

Nominations were accepted through the form below or by sending an email to the Place Names Committee at placenames@act.gov.au.

To be accepted, nominated persons had to meet the following criteria:

  • be a deceased female person (a 12-month grace period applies before a name can be commemorated)
  • fit the suburb’s theme of Defence personnel or be a woman who had a long association with the place
  • be unlikely to cause confusion or offence
  • not be in use as a place name already.

You can check your suggestion by searching through the ACTmapi Place Names Search.

The opportunity to suggest names closed on 1 December 2022.

The Listening Report shows the findings of community engagement.

Park location

The park is behind the Campbell shops on Block 17, Section 49 Campbell—between White Crescent and Blamey Place.

The ACT Government would like to thank the local community that has adopted the park and helps maintain it.

Blue shading indicates park area Block 17, Section 49 Campbell

Blue shading indicates park area Block 17, Section 49 Campbell

What happens next?

The ACT Place Names Advisory Committee will consider each nomination in accordance with the Public Place Names (Naming of public places) Guidelines 2021 including consultation with close relatives of the people suggested for commemoration and, where needed, conduct further research.

The ACT Place Names Advisory Committee will provide advice to the Minister for Planning and Land Management, Mick Gentleman MLA or his delegate for consideration. The Minister’s decision will be announced through the Your say website and the ACT Planning website.

After the announcement, a disallowable instrument to determine the approval of the park name will be notified on the ACT Legislation Register and tabled in the ACT Legislative Assembly for six sitting days. A sign displaying the park name will be installed in consultation with Transport Canberra and City Services.