The new bridge at Gooloogong still hasn’t been given a name and Cowra Council are calling on locals to give it an official title. They have been asked to forward a preferred name to Roads and Maritime Services for final naming of the bridge after getting suggestions from the wider community.
“This is a fantastic opportunity for someone to name a vital piece of community infrastructure,” said Cowra General Manager Paul Devery.
There are also a few general protocols that the Council need to follow when it comes to naming infrastructure. For example, there is a preference for Aboriginal, pioneer and geographical names and a preference to steer away from names of living persons, commercial names and names that are just too long.
The $16.4 million bridge was opened in February this year, 3 months ahead of schedule, linking Cabonne Shire with Cowra Shire by crossing the Lachlan River at Gooloogong. Because the bridge connects the two Shires, Cabonne residents are being invited to submit their preferences for a name.
Submissions close on Friday July 31st and can be made by email to firstname.lastname@example.org so get your thinking caps on Canowindra! What amazing, interesting or obscure name can you give the Gooloogong Bridge?
By Rosi Broom