National Parks & Wildlife Services Proposal – Creation of 8 new suburbs within the Wollondilly LG section of the Blue Mountains National Park Reserve
Posted on: 01.09.2021
The Geographical Names Board (GNB) is seeking public comment on a proposal by the NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service (NPWS) to create eight (8) new Address suburb/ localities in the Blue Mountains National Park reserve, Wollondilly LGA.
Presently, Blue Mountains National Park is both a suburb and a national park reserve.
The NPWS proposal is to divide the current Blue Mountains National Park suburb into 8 new
suburbs named, Kowmung, Beloon, Jooriland, Burragorang, Valley, Brereton, Kedumba, Bindook and Bimlow.
The proposal from NPWS divides the current suburb of Blue Mountains National Park into smaller more meaningful areas named after prominent, well established geographical features found within the new boundaries.
Creating these suburbs will help to reduce confusion, enhance national park addressing and narrow down locations within the larger reserve and assist emergency service situations.
NPWS is the authority over this region and Council is assisting NPWS & the GNB by advising the community and affected residents of this proposal which is being accessed by the GNB and to direct the public to the GNB website for proposal submissions.
The GNB is seeking feedback to gauge community sentiment for the proposed name/s. Please note that suggestions for alternative names is not being sought at this time.
Details of the proposal, including map GNB 6107-1A showing the proposed boundaries, can be viewed and submissions lodged on the NSW Geographical Names Board’s website from 1 September 2021 to 1 October 2021.