Block 49 to become Blaxland Park?

July 18, 2012

in Past Issues

The Griffith Narrabundah Community Association is proposing that Block 49 Section 78 be named Blaxland Park.  Block 49 is the old Griffith Primary School oval adjoining Blaxland Crescent.  The area in question is currently zoned Urban Open Space, but has no identifier other than the Block and Section Number.

We propose the name Blaxland Park because Blaxland Crescent is adjacent to the open space and because Gregory Blaxland, together with William Lawson and William Wentworth, set off in May 1813 to cross the Blue Mountains.  Therefore 2013 will, as well as being the centenary of Canberra, be the bi-centenary of Blaxland’s exploration.

We believe it would be timely and appropriate to name this area Blaxland Park in Canberra’s centenary year.

At present Block 49 is open grass land surrounded by mature trees.  TAMS’ Urban Treescapes Group plans to plant more trees around the perimeter of the site during 2012-13, and we are hopeful that there will be more investment on this area in the future .

Both of the adjoining blocks on either side fronting Blaxland Crescent, Blocks 45 and 46, are zoned CFZ Community Facility.  Baptist Community Services is currently building an aged persons facility on Block 45.

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