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Proposed new name for City of Whittlesea’s Quarry Hills

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City of Whittlesea’s largest regional park Quarry Hills Parkland is set to have a new name that will receive feedback from the community. 

The proposed name – Bunjil Nganga Parkland – means ‘eagle view’ for the iconic parkland, following an Aboriginal Cultural Values Study.

Council worked in partnership with Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung Cultural Heritage Aboriginal Corporation to develop a Future Directions Plan for the planned 1100-hectare parkland.

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This was work included a Cultural Values Study which identified the proposed name as the preferred name.

Quarry Hills Parkland will also be home to the soon-to-be-built Aboriginal Gathering Place – a space that will provide a culturally safe and inclusive area for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders to gather to feel socially and culturally connected.

The gathering place will also support educational services to the wider community to foster reconciliation and community healing.

City of Whittlesea chair administrator Lydia Wilson said the new name would allow visitors to better understand the cultural significance and history of the area.

“As we embark on the next chapter for our much-loved Quarry Hills Parkland, the proposed name ‘Bunjil Nganga Parkland’ reflects a profound connection to the Woi-wurrung custodians and their rich cultural heritage,” she said.

“This change is not just about renaming, it’s a meaningful step towards fostering understanding and appreciation.”

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Submissions close on March 25.

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