Thomas Young Reserve (Pembroke Drive reserve) - Reynella

Consultation has concluded

Project Status - Completed

We recently asked our communities to identify their preferred formal name for the reserve in Reynella, bounded by Pembroke Drive in the south and Young Street in the east (see map). The reserve is commonly known as ‘Pembroke Drive reserve’.

Consultation was undertaken after an application was received requesting the reserve be named after local pioneer and dignitary, Thomas Young of Hampshire. Young was a land owner, business man and Member of Parliament. Young Street, which borders the reserve to the east, bears his name. A biography of Thomas Young supplied by the applicant is provided in the document library.

During consultation from 24 October to 13 November 2017 we asked our communities to identify their preferred name for the reserve. We placed a notice in the Southern Times Messenger, wrote to six key stakeholders, and delivered 423 engagement packs to residents/property owners surrounding the reserve.

Community feedback was collated (we received 134 responses) and presented to Council’s Strategic Directions Committee at their meeting on 16 January 2018. At their meeting on 30 January 2018 Council accepted the Committee’s recommendation and resolved to formally name the reserve ‘Thomas Young Reserve’. The decision to assign this name is in line with feedback from our communities, with 56% of those that responded preferring the name Thomas Young Reserve.

Thank you to everyone who took an interest in the place naming process and took the time to provide input to the Council decision. A sign displaying the name has been installed in the reserve.

Read the full Council report here (item 7.3 on the agenda), and the community engagement feedback report in the document library.


Project Status - Completed

We recently asked our communities to identify their preferred formal name for the reserve in Reynella, bounded by Pembroke Drive in the south and Young Street in the east (see map). The reserve is commonly known as ‘Pembroke Drive reserve’.

Consultation was undertaken after an application was received requesting the reserve be named after local pioneer and dignitary, Thomas Young of Hampshire. Young was a land owner, business man and Member of Parliament. Young Street, which borders the reserve to the east, bears his name. A biography of Thomas Young supplied by the applicant is provided in the document library.

During consultation from 24 October to 13 November 2017 we asked our communities to identify their preferred name for the reserve. We placed a notice in the Southern Times Messenger, wrote to six key stakeholders, and delivered 423 engagement packs to residents/property owners surrounding the reserve.

Community feedback was collated (we received 134 responses) and presented to Council’s Strategic Directions Committee at their meeting on 16 January 2018. At their meeting on 30 January 2018 Council accepted the Committee’s recommendation and resolved to formally name the reserve ‘Thomas Young Reserve’. The decision to assign this name is in line with feedback from our communities, with 56% of those that responded preferring the name Thomas Young Reserve.

Thank you to everyone who took an interest in the place naming process and took the time to provide input to the Council decision. A sign displaying the name has been installed in the reserve.

Read the full Council report here (item 7.3 on the agenda), and the community engagement feedback report in the document library.