Wodonga Council
Proposed Park Name - Dr John Moran Park

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Proposed Park Name - Dr John Moran Park

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Proposed Park Name - Dr John Moran Park


The Wodonga Place Names Advisory Committee presents park names to the council to endorse for naming consideration within the Wodonga area to better identify the location, in case of an emergency, and to commemorate the park with a person that has made a significant contribution to Wodonga. 

The PNC has presented to council for naming consideration Dr John Moran Park, located on the corner of Buckley St and Maygar Ave.

Dr John Moran was a general practitioner in Wodonga for more  than 45 years. He was involved with the Albury Wodonga Health and Wodonga Regional Health Service Boards for more than 36 years and was heavily involved in fundraising and community liaison. He was Director of the Albury Wodonga Regional GP Network and a medical director of Victoria Displan (medical disaster plan). His passion for motor racing and medicine were combined when he served as Winton Motor Raceway’s Chief Medical Officer for more than two decades.

The Naming Rules for places in Victoria – Statutory requirements for naming roads, features and locations (2016) document is the result of extensive stakeholder consultation and emphasises the important role naming rules have under the Geographic Places Names Act 1998.  

The rules advise naming authorities the immediate and extended community should be consulted when naming features. Family members of listed nomineed are consulted as part of the process.

For information on the naming rules, click here.

March 23, 2023

The name John Moran Park has been gazetted with a history of the commemoration available to the public on VICNAMES - the register of Geographic Names website. 

December 22, 2022

This consultation closed Wednesday, December 21.

Thank you to everyone who provided feedback.

November 23, 2022

This consultation is now open.

Location: Proposed Dr John Moran Park

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

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Key Dates
  • Have Your Say: December Pop-Up

    Thursday, December 15
    12pm to 2pm
    Mann Central

  • Open

    This consultation is open for feedback between November 23 and December 21, 2022

  • Under review

    The final outcomes of the consultation will be documented here. This may include a summary of all the contributors collected.

  • Final report

    The submission period for this consultation is now closed. The project team will report back on the key outcomes.