Georges River Place Naming Proposals

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Georges River Council is proposing several place names further to Council Resolutions COM031-21 and MM014-21

Each name was chosen according to the Georges River Place Naming Policy for their connection to the unique history and culture of our area. These names are required to make sure people can easily find their way around our area. This is especially important for the quick response of emergency services and essential utility providers like NBN, power and water.

Please let us know what you think and tell us if there is anything to show that these names are inappropriate before they are recommended to the Geographical Names Board of NSW and made official.


Pottery Lane

The name Pottery Lane is proposed for an unnamed lane in Kingsgrove that runs parallel to Kingsgrove Road, Kingsgrove. The lane intersects Paterson Ave, Kingsgrove, running roughly due north to the intersection with Mashman Ave, Kingsgrove.

The name Pottery Lane is derived from the Mashman Pottery Works that were located in this place. The Mashman Pottery Works was established in 1910 by Fred A Mashman and was a significant local landmark, producing products for 100 years until its closure in 2010.


Proposed Pottery Lane Location


In the latter part of the twentieth century the pottery works were involved in the production of items required for heritage restoration projects. The pottery produced materials for installation at Government House Parramatta, Parliament House in New Zealand and Kirribilli House, Sydney. Mashman pottery was exported to Europe, North America and parts of Asia. Mashman’s was the last pottery in New South Wales to be using traditional methods.


Arthur Hardiman Reserve

The Name Arthur Hardiman Reserve is proposed for the reserve which will be created by Former Oatley Bowling Club Plan of Management and Master Plan. The former Oatley Bowling Club site is located at 35 River Road Oatley in lots 100 and 106 DP1252069.

The name is to honour Arthur Hardiman, a well-known Oatley resident and contributor to the community. He served in World War II with the RAAF. He enlisted on 9 January 1941, aged 21. After training as a mechanic, he progressed to an instrument maker with the rank Leading Aircraftsman. Until late 1943 his war service was in Australia with No.23 Squadron. In 1944-45 he saw service overseas at Lae (Papua New Guinea), Morotai (Indonesia) and Labuan (Malaysia) with No.16 Observation Post Flight.

He married in 1944 and was discharged from the RAAF on 7 March 1946 with the rank of Corporal. In civilian life he went on to raise significant funds for community groups such as the Red Cross and the Heart Foundation. He was elected to Kogarah Council in 1956 and served nine consecutive terms, once as Mayor. In 2003 he was awarded the Centenary Medal for Service to Local Government. This name addresses Council’s place naming priority to acknowledge historically significant people and Council’s resolution to honour Australians who have served during war.


Former Oatley Bowling Club Master Plan Lots 100 and 106


Ngunungi Playground (pronounced: noo-goo-noon-nee)

The name Ngunungi Playground is proposed for the playground that is included in Former Oatley Bowling Club Plan of Management and Master Plan. The former Oatley Bowling Club site is located at 35 River Road Oatley in lots 100 and 106 DP1252069.

The name was recommended by local school students following a naming competition. The name comes from the Aboriginal word for flying foxes that live in the area and was endorsed by Council’s Aboriginal Reference Group.


Norm Provan Grandstand at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium

The name Norm Provan Grandstand is proposed for the western grandstand at Netstrada Jubilee Stadium. The name is to honour Rugby League Immortal Norm Provan who played for the St George Club. Norm died on 13 October 2021. His outstanding achievements include:

  • 11 successive St George Premierships from 1956 to 1966,
  • Kangaroo Tour 1956 to 1957
  • NRL Player of the Year 1958
  • Grand Final Man of The Match 1957, 1958, 1963
  • Australian and NSW Team of the Century 2008
  • Named one of the 13 Rugby League Immortals 2018


How can you be involved?

You can let us know what you think of the Place Naming Proposals by providing feedback to Council by:

  • Completing our online survey. Click here or use the links below to submit your feedback online.
  • Returning a hardcopy submission. When complete, please quote SF21/6057 - Public Submissions - Place Naming Proposals and return:
    • In person to Georges River Council Civic Centre, MacMahon Street, Hurstville
    • Via email: mail@georgesriver.nsw.gov.au
    • Via post to: PO Box 205, Hurstville BC NSW 1481


Do you need assistance reading and accessing this page?

For a free interpreter call us via the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS) on 131 450

If you have a hearing or speech impairment, please contact the National Relay Service:

  • Voice Relay number: 1300 555 727
  • TTY number: 133 677

Georges River Council is proposing several place names further to Council Resolutions COM031-21 and MM014-21

Each name was chosen according to the Georges River Place Naming Policy for their connection to the unique history and culture of our area. These names are required to make sure people can easily find their way around our area. This is especially important for the quick response of emergency services and essential utility providers like NBN, power and water.

Please let us know what you think and tell us if there is anything to show that these names are inappropriate before they are recommended to the Geographical Names Board of NSW and made official.


Pottery Lane

The name Pottery Lane is proposed for an unnamed lane in Kingsgrove that runs parallel to Kingsgrove Road, Kingsgrove. The lane intersects Paterson Ave, Kingsgrove, running roughly due north to the intersection with Mashman Ave, Kingsgrove.

The name Pottery Lane is derived from the Mashman Pottery Works that were located in this place. The Mashman Pottery Works was established in 1910 by Fred A Mashman and was a significant local landmark, producing products for 100 years until its closure in 2010.


Proposed Pottery Lane Location


In the latter part of the twentieth century the pottery works were involved in the production of items required for heritage restoration projects. The pottery produced materials for installation at Government House Parramatta, Parliament House in New Zealand and Kirribilli House, Sydney. Mashman pottery was exported to Europe, North America and parts of Asia. Mashman’s was the last pottery in New South Wales to be using traditional methods.


Arthur Hardiman Reserve

The Name Arthur Hardiman Reserve is proposed for the reserve which will be created by Former Oatley Bowling Club Plan of Management and Master Plan. The former Oatley Bowling Club site is located at 35 River Road Oatley in lots 100 and 106 DP1252069.

The name is to honour Arthur Hardiman, a well-known Oatley resident and contributor to the community. He served in World War II with the RAAF. He enlisted on 9 January 1941, aged 21. After training as a mechanic, he progressed to an instrument maker with the rank Leading Aircraftsman. Until late 1943 his war service was in Australia with No.23 Squadron. In 1944-45 he saw service overseas at Lae (Papua New Guinea), Morotai (Indonesia) and Labuan (Malaysia) with No.16 Observation Post Flight.

He married in 1944 and was discharged from the RAAF on 7 March 1946 with the rank of Corporal. In civilian life he went on to raise significant funds for community groups such as the Red Cross and the Heart Foundation. He was elected to Kogarah Council in 1956 and served nine consecutive terms, once as Mayor. In 2003 he was awarded the Centenary Medal for Service to Local Government. This name addresses Council’s place naming priority to acknowledge historically significant people and Council’s resolution to honour Australians who have served during war.


Former Oatley Bowling Club Master Plan Lots 100 and 106


Ngunungi Playground (pronounced: noo-goo-noon-nee)

The name Ngunungi Playground is proposed for the playground that is included in Former Oatley Bowling Club Plan of Management and Master Plan. The former Oatley Bowling Club site is located at 35 River Road Oatley in lots 100 and 106 DP1252069.

The name was recommended by local school students following a naming competition. The name comes from the Aboriginal word for flying foxes that live in the area and was endorsed by Council’s Aboriginal Reference Group.


Norm Provan Grandstand at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium

The name Norm Provan Grandstand is proposed for the western grandstand at Netstrada Jubilee Stadium. The name is to honour Rugby League Immortal Norm Provan who played for the St George Club. Norm died on 13 October 2021. His outstanding achievements include:

  • 11 successive St George Premierships from 1956 to 1966,
  • Kangaroo Tour 1956 to 1957
  • NRL Player of the Year 1958
  • Grand Final Man of The Match 1957, 1958, 1963
  • Australian and NSW Team of the Century 2008
  • Named one of the 13 Rugby League Immortals 2018


How can you be involved?

You can let us know what you think of the Place Naming Proposals by providing feedback to Council by:

  • Completing our online survey. Click here or use the links below to submit your feedback online.
  • Returning a hardcopy submission. When complete, please quote SF21/6057 - Public Submissions - Place Naming Proposals and return:
    • In person to Georges River Council Civic Centre, MacMahon Street, Hurstville
    • Via email: mail@georgesriver.nsw.gov.au
    • Via post to: PO Box 205, Hurstville BC NSW 1481


Do you need assistance reading and accessing this page?

For a free interpreter call us via the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS) on 131 450

If you have a hearing or speech impairment, please contact the National Relay Service:

  • Voice Relay number: 1300 555 727
  • TTY number: 133 677
Page last updated: 13 Dec 2021, 08:51 AM