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Council has received a request from the President of the Remembrance Driveway Council, Air Commodore Ian Scott AM, to name a small reserve located in Bass Hill the Dick Payten Park.

This request will be assessed under Council’s Naming Policy and the requirements of the Geographical Namings Board (GNB).

This proposal

At the 25 August 2020 Ordinary Meeting, Council endorsed the commencement of community consultation for the proposal to name the reserve on the corner of Miller Road and Hume Highway, Bass Hill, ‘Dick Payten Park’.

Mr Payten OAM was part of the 7th Division that fought in the Middle East and in New Guinea in World War II.

Following the war, Mr Payten resided in Bankstown with his family and was a long-time President of the 7th Australian Division Association which was an instrumental force behind the development of memorials and commemorations.Mr Payten dedicated much of his life to ensuring the men who fought as part of the 7th Division were never forgotten.

Mr Payten passed away on 1 March 2020 and his family have confirmed their support for the proposal.

Support for the proposal has also been received from Jason Clare MP, Member for Blaxland.

The site

The proposed site is a small reserve on the corner of the Hume Highway and Miller Road in Bass Hill, owned by Council, the Department Planning, Industry and Environment and Transport for NSW. The joint owners have been notified of the request and advised that they have no objection to the naming request.

How to have your say

Thank you for your interest in this exhibition. Submissions are now closed. All feedback and comments received will be reviewed and considered by Council.