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Proposed Park Names, 2019

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Proposed Park Names, 2019

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Proposed Park Names, 2019

Closed 13/01/2020
Wodonga Council is seeking feedback on the proposal to name three local parks in Wodonga.

Park name: Jenny Elford Park
Location: Acacia Crescent, Wodonga
Jenny Elford, (Deceased 2012) known across Australia as the Snow Girl after becoming lost in the mountains for four days in 1953 in Mt Donna Buang. As a result she  lost both legs below her knee to frostbite. Jenny, a trained nurse, later became a chiropodist and after marrying Hugh Elford she moved to Wodonga in 1981 with her
two children. She instigated and operated the Albury Wodonga Amputee Support Group.

Park name: Haeusler Park
Location: Kingswood Way, Wodonga
The Haeusler family was an early land owner. They arrived in Lobethal South Australia from Germany in the 1850s and then set out their walk to Wodonga West, arriving in 1860. Haeusler had owned the property now known as “Whitestone” on Coyles Road, and had also owned a sheep farm on the hill country at Wodonga West. Their farm land now is occupied by the Wodonga Golf Club.

Park name: Whitla Park
Location: Between Fisher Court and Nicholson Court,
Res2 on LP203101 and Res1 on LP138959
Charles Francis Whitla, aka Chas Whitla, has contributed so much to the community. In 1979, he received Wodonga Council’s Community Service Award and later that year the British Empire Medal (BEM) in the Queen’s Honours. From Wangaratta to Benalla to Wodonga, many of his former students have gone on to become leaders in their own fields and continue Charles Whitla’s community work

Any enquiries relating to the proposal may be directed to Wodonga Council’s GIS co-ordinator on (02) 6022 9300.
Jan 14, 2020

This consultation has now closed.

Thank you to everybody who has had their say, a report will produced and supplied to the Place Names Committee.

Nov 19, 2019

This consultation is now open for public comment.

Location: Proposed Park Names 2019

Submissions can be made online (using the online form below), by e-mail or phone.

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Submissions can be made online, by email or post by Monday, January 13, 2020:

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