Place Naming - Lord Nelson Park Community Sports Centre


In accordance with the guidelines contained in the Geographic Place Names Act 1998, Council at its meeting on 15 August resolved to give public notice that Lord Nelson Park Community Sports Centre is the preferred name for the new facility at Lord Nelson Park, Dunstan Street, St Arnaud.

The submission period has closed.

Comments provided will form part of the report when submissions are considered and the formal naming of this facility occurs at the 3 October Council Meeting at 12.30pm in the Perry Room, St Arnaud Town Hall. 

Community Poll

The St Arnaud Recreation Advisory Group provided ideas on potential naming options for the poll, from those options councillors selected three to go out to the public with.

Community engagement is an important part of the naming process and the giving of public notice allowed interested persons a further opportunity to comment prior to the feature being formally named. As part of the required community consultation, council polled for a new name for the facility with the intention of adopting the community’s preferred name for the building at this meeting. The poll was opened for 30 days to allow community feedback.

Council made the poll available on social media and the council website and made paper copies of the surveys available from Customer Service offices. The results of the poll are below.