Naming Competition - New Community Park at South Village


Help us name Kirrawee's newest park and WIN!

The community parkland and playground at South Village is now open and we need your help to give it an official name. You can take part in two ways, enter a submission for the name and then vote on the shortlisted finalists!


VOTING NOW OPEN

Three finalists have been selected by a panel of judges, with each of the shortlisted names connected to locality, history or Aboriginal culture and heritage. Our community now has the opportunity to vote for their favourite name. Voting closes 3pm Wednesday 11 March 2020.


FINALISTS

Kiln Park

The name “Kiln Park” acknowledges the kiln used for the manufacture of bricks on the site of the old brickworks at Kirrawee, now the site of the South Village apartments, shops and Park.

Kilns are high temperature ovens used for the manufacture of bricks. The high temperatures produced inside the kilns cause chemical and physical reactions to permanently alter and harden the bricks so that they can be used for manufacturing purposes.

The type of kiln used at the Kirrawee site was indicative of those used in the final stages of the development of pipe kiln technology of the 50s and 60s known as a beehive shaped kiln.

The remains of the kiln are conserved within an interpretive area located on the north-west portion of the site near Princes Highway. Salvaged bricks and pipes and the remains of the kiln floor and footings of external walls form part of the display.


Brick Pit Park

The name “Brick Pit Park” recognises the Kirrawee brickworks that, between 1912 and 1961, produced millions of bricks and clay pipes a year for rapidly developing areas of Sydney. By 1939, annual output had reached seven million bricks.

The brickworks had expanded in size over the years of operation to become one of a number of large brickworks that operated in the Sydney area.

Clay and shale quarried from the southern portion of the Kirrawee site significantly reduced the cost of transporting materials from other areas and kept the factory competitive with other suppliers, particularly through the war years and Great Depression era.

Following its decommissioning in 1968, the site was cleared of all buildings and the landmark brick chimney was demolished in 1975.


Biddy Giles Park

The name “Biddy Giles Park” commemorates Biddy Giles, a Gweagal woman who had extensive knowledge of Dharawal land from the south side of the Georges River to Wollongong. Born in around 1820, she travelled across Dharawal Country throughout her life, but by around 1860 was living at the mouth of Mill Creek, on the southern side of the Georges River, with her English husband Billy Giles.

From about that time, Biddy and her husband were regular visitors to Port Hacking, acting as guides for groups of travellers in shooting and fishing parties. Some of those travellers wrote accounts of their trips with Biddy in which they marvelled at her masterful control over her hunting dogs, her ability to find fish, and her general knowledge of the bush.

Biddy Giles’ Aboriginal name was Bi-yarrung.


HOW TO VOTE

To vote, all you need to do is:

Step One: register or sign in to Join the Conversation

Step Two: select your favourite name using the voting tool below

By casting your vote you will automatically go into the draw to win 1 of 3 family swim passes to be used at any of our Leisure Centres.

One vote per person is permitted during the voting period, so make your vote count.

Download the T&Cs for more details.

The name with the highest number of votes will be recommended to Council and then submitted to the Geographical Names Board for adoption.


For any further enquiries please contact the Open Space Assets Unit on 02 9710 0333.



Help us name Kirrawee's newest park and WIN!

The community parkland and playground at South Village is now open and we need your help to give it an official name. You can take part in two ways, enter a submission for the name and then vote on the shortlisted finalists!


VOTING NOW OPEN

Three finalists have been selected by a panel of judges, with each of the shortlisted names connected to locality, history or Aboriginal culture and heritage. Our community now has the opportunity to vote for their favourite name. Voting closes 3pm Wednesday 11 March 2020.


FINALISTS

Kiln Park

The name “Kiln Park” acknowledges the kiln used for the manufacture of bricks on the site of the old brickworks at Kirrawee, now the site of the South Village apartments, shops and Park.

Kilns are high temperature ovens used for the manufacture of bricks. The high temperatures produced inside the kilns cause chemical and physical reactions to permanently alter and harden the bricks so that they can be used for manufacturing purposes.

The type of kiln used at the Kirrawee site was indicative of those used in the final stages of the development of pipe kiln technology of the 50s and 60s known as a beehive shaped kiln.

The remains of the kiln are conserved within an interpretive area located on the north-west portion of the site near Princes Highway. Salvaged bricks and pipes and the remains of the kiln floor and footings of external walls form part of the display.


Brick Pit Park

The name “Brick Pit Park” recognises the Kirrawee brickworks that, between 1912 and 1961, produced millions of bricks and clay pipes a year for rapidly developing areas of Sydney. By 1939, annual output had reached seven million bricks.

The brickworks had expanded in size over the years of operation to become one of a number of large brickworks that operated in the Sydney area.

Clay and shale quarried from the southern portion of the Kirrawee site significantly reduced the cost of transporting materials from other areas and kept the factory competitive with other suppliers, particularly through the war years and Great Depression era.

Following its decommissioning in 1968, the site was cleared of all buildings and the landmark brick chimney was demolished in 1975.


Biddy Giles Park

The name “Biddy Giles Park” commemorates Biddy Giles, a Gweagal woman who had extensive knowledge of Dharawal land from the south side of the Georges River to Wollongong. Born in around 1820, she travelled across Dharawal Country throughout her life, but by around 1860 was living at the mouth of Mill Creek, on the southern side of the Georges River, with her English husband Billy Giles.

From about that time, Biddy and her husband were regular visitors to Port Hacking, acting as guides for groups of travellers in shooting and fishing parties. Some of those travellers wrote accounts of their trips with Biddy in which they marvelled at her masterful control over her hunting dogs, her ability to find fish, and her general knowledge of the bush.

Biddy Giles’ Aboriginal name was Bi-yarrung.


HOW TO VOTE

To vote, all you need to do is:

Step One: register or sign in to Join the Conversation

Step Two: select your favourite name using the voting tool below

By casting your vote you will automatically go into the draw to win 1 of 3 family swim passes to be used at any of our Leisure Centres.

One vote per person is permitted during the voting period, so make your vote count.

Download the T&Cs for more details.

The name with the highest number of votes will be recommended to Council and then submitted to the Geographical Names Board for adoption.


For any further enquiries please contact the Open Space Assets Unit on 02 9710 0333.


  • And the winner is....

    3 months ago

    We are excited to announce the winning name of the new park at South Village is... Biddy Giles Park!

    Thank you to everyone who participated. We had nearly 2200 people cast their vote and Biddy Giles Park was the clear favourite, receiving 81% of the votes.

    It is great to see the overwhelming support from our community to recognise Aboriginal culture and heritage in the Shire, and to commemorate the contributions of this special Dharawal woman to our local history. Biddy was renowned for her knowledge of Country, storytelling, and the use of bush tucker in her cooking. She and her husband Billy often acted as guides in the local area for travellers on hunting and fishing expeditions.

    A report is being prepared for consideration by Council, and will be followed by a submission to the La Perouse Local Aboriginal Land Council and the Geographical Names Board for endorsement.


    We are excited to announce the winning name of the new park at South Village is... Biddy Giles Park!

    Thank you to everyone who participated. We had nearly 2200 people cast their vote and Biddy Giles Park was the clear favourite, receiving 81% of the votes.

    It is great to see the overwhelming support from our community to recognise Aboriginal culture and heritage in the Shire, and to commemorate the contributions of this special Dharawal woman to our local history. Biddy was renowned for her knowledge of Country, storytelling, and the use of bush tucker in her cooking. She and her husband Billy often acted as guides in the local area for travellers on hunting and fishing expeditions.

    A report is being prepared for consideration by Council, and will be followed by a submission to the La Perouse Local Aboriginal Land Council and the Geographical Names Board for endorsement.


  • Naming Competition Phase One - Results Now Available

    4 months ago

    Thank you to everyone who participated in this competition by submitting an entry. The consultation results are now available for phase one of the competition. To view the full report visit the document library or click on the image.

    Congratulations to our prize winners Judy, Corey and Alberto!

    If you submitted the same entry as our finalists and wondering why you haven't heard from us, prizes were awarded to the first eligible entry received.



    Thank you to everyone who participated in this competition by submitting an entry. The consultation results are now available for phase one of the competition. To view the full report visit the document library or click on the image.

    Congratulations to our prize winners Judy, Corey and Alberto!

    If you submitted the same entry as our finalists and wondering why you haven't heard from us, prizes were awarded to the first eligible entry received.