Naming options for a park in Seaford

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At the suggestion of a local resident we are currently considering a formal name for the park in Seaford located between Poplar Walk and Birch Avenue (refer to the map in the document library).

We asked our communities to identify any existing names or suggested names for the park. We wrote to residents living near the reserve seeking their input. We are also considering whether an Aboriginal name may be appropriate for the park.

All name suggestions were posted on this page for community feedback. Once the engagement period closed, all names were assessed against the criteria outlined in council’s Place Naming Policy and presented to elected members in a report to Council on 5 October 2021. Council determined that the following names will progress to the second stage of community engagement:

  • Elna Hay Park
  • Poplar Park
  • an Aboriginal name taken from the Kaurna language as recommended by Kaurna Warra Karrpanthi Aboriginal Corporation (KWK).

In September 2021 we wrote to KWK to share the name suggestions provided by community members, and asked them to advise us of a suitable name option. We received a response from KWK on 2 May 2022 providing two Kaurna name options, Kurta Tarni (meaning 'surf side') and Kurta Yarlu (meaning 'sea side').

From 2-30 May 2022 we undertook the second stage of community engagement where community members can vote for their preferred name(s):

  • Elna Hay Park
  • Poplar Park
  • Kurta Tarni (a Kaurna name meaning 'surf side')
  • Kurta Yarlu (a Kaurna name meaning 'sea side').

We are currently collating the community feedback which will be presented in a report to Council to determine the formal name for the park.

At the suggestion of a local resident we are currently considering a formal name for the park in Seaford located between Poplar Walk and Birch Avenue (refer to the map in the document library).

We asked our communities to identify any existing names or suggested names for the park. We wrote to residents living near the reserve seeking their input. We are also considering whether an Aboriginal name may be appropriate for the park.

All name suggestions were posted on this page for community feedback. Once the engagement period closed, all names were assessed against the criteria outlined in council’s Place Naming Policy and presented to elected members in a report to Council on 5 October 2021. Council determined that the following names will progress to the second stage of community engagement:

  • Elna Hay Park
  • Poplar Park
  • an Aboriginal name taken from the Kaurna language as recommended by Kaurna Warra Karrpanthi Aboriginal Corporation (KWK).

In September 2021 we wrote to KWK to share the name suggestions provided by community members, and asked them to advise us of a suitable name option. We received a response from KWK on 2 May 2022 providing two Kaurna name options, Kurta Tarni (meaning 'surf side') and Kurta Yarlu (meaning 'sea side').

From 2-30 May 2022 we undertook the second stage of community engagement where community members can vote for their preferred name(s):

  • Elna Hay Park
  • Poplar Park
  • Kurta Tarni (a Kaurna name meaning 'surf side')
  • Kurta Yarlu (a Kaurna name meaning 'sea side').

We are currently collating the community feedback which will be presented in a report to Council to determine the formal name for the park.

Page last updated: 08 Jun 2022, 02:45 PM