Have a say on naming roads inspired by past

INSPIRED by local bird species, as well as the farming and meat industries which operated in the area for more than 100 years, public feedback is being sought on 15 proposed names for new roads, streets, lanes and open spaces in the first stage of Lidcombe’s Carter Street Precinct.

City of Parramatta Lord Mayor Andrew Wilson says that over the next 20 years, the 52-hectare Precinct will be transformed into “a vibrant new village centre, providing 5,500 new homes, a primary school, retail facilities, transport infrastructure and a large park”.
“It is important that the Carter Street Precinct’s unique history is reflected in the names of its new roads, streets, lanes and open spaces,” he said.
“I encourage everyone in our community to take a look at the proposals and let us know what you think.”
The council has worked with the NSW Geographical Names Board to develop the proposed list of names which includes Stockyard Road, Shale Street, Egret Street, Quail Street, Paddock Street, Ibis Street, Fence Street, Grazier Street, Canning Street, Flock Lane, Drift Lane and Feed Street.
Three open spaces, Osprey Park, Kestrel Park and Little Eagle Green, are also proposed to be named after carnivorous birds.
The proposed names are open for public comment until September 4. For more information, visit