Proposed names for eleven new Blacktown City suburbs

Blacktown City Council has been criticised by locals for its approach to the creation of eleven new suburbs within the local government area. The Council commenced the public exhibition period for the shortlist of proposed new suburb names this April. However, residents affected by the proposed changes did not receive any written notice of the exhibition. Locals have also criticised the Council for the emphasis it has placed on colonial figures and former mayors in developing the suburb names, saying that these names do not acknowledge the residents’ diverse cultural backgrounds, a trait for which Blacktown City Council is known.

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