Naming of New Sporting Precinct

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Council is proposing to name the Sporting Precinct at the end of View Street, consisting of the new dual court stadium, dual outdoor multipurpose courts and existing playing fields. 

Members of the public are encouraged to participate in the naming process by proposing a name for the new facility.


Council is seeking your feedback to name the Sporting Precinct

Council is proposing to name the Sports Stadium precinct consisting of the new dual court stadium and dual outdoor multipurpose courts located at the Mansfield Secondary College in Mansfield, as the ALEX PULLIN STADIUM.

Council is proposing to name the playing fields located at the end of View Street, Mansfield (next to the Mansfield Secondary College) as COLLEGE PARK.

Council seek your feedback on these naming proposals prior to 9 December 2020. To provide feedback scroll to the bottom of this page and respond to the two quick polls. You may need to click the "next" button after answering the first poll, to reach the second.

Feedback will be presented to Council at a Council Meeting in December 2020 for a decision.

The name resolved by Council will be lodged with Geographic Names Victoria (GNV) and the new name gazetted by the Registrar.



Background

The construction of the new dual court stadium and dual outdoor multipurpose courts commenced in early 2020. The project is a partnership between Council, Mansfield Secondary College, the Department of Education and the Federal Government, and a Joint Use Agreement between the parties has been established. Once completed, the agreement allows for community use of the new facility, which will be managed by Council.

The new stadium forms part of a sporting precinct that also includes the turf sports grounds colloquially known as the “additional playing fields”. A proposal to name the precinct commenced in February 2020, in accordance with the Naming Rules for Places in Victoria (the Naming Rules).

On 1 February 2020 Council initiated the naming process by issuing a request for naming proposals to be submitted to Council for consideration by 31 May 2020. A total of 54 naming proposals were received and a Naming Panel was convened to discuss the proposals and shortlist three names to refer to Council. The panel consisted of representatives from the Mansfield Secondary College, Council’s Project Manager for the dual court stadium project and Council’s Property Management Officer representing the Mansfield Shire Council Sport and Recreation Advisory Committee.

The shortlisted names were released for community voting over a 30 day period from 1 July to 31 July 2020, and the results were as follows:

Shortlisted NameVotes (%)
College Park72.9
Sports Precinct9.4
Community Sporting Precinct17.6


The result of the community vote was presented to Council at the 18 August 2020 meeting and subsequently at the 1 September 2020 meeting, where Council resolved to:

  • acknowledge the recent and tragic passing of a long term and well respected resident Alex ‘Chumpy’ Pullin and contact his family to discuss whether they would like Council to recognise his outstanding sporting achievements and contribution to our community by naming our new dual court stadium and additional playing fields after him; and

  • engage with the community around a new naming proposal.


The Pullin family has provided consent to Council's request and as a result Council is now presenting a new naming proposal to the community for consideration.

To provide your feedback, respond to the two "quick polls" at the bottom of this page before 9 December 2020.




Council is seeking your feedback to name the Sporting Precinct

Council is proposing to name the Sports Stadium precinct consisting of the new dual court stadium and dual outdoor multipurpose courts located at the Mansfield Secondary College in Mansfield, as the ALEX PULLIN STADIUM.

Council is proposing to name the playing fields located at the end of View Street, Mansfield (next to the Mansfield Secondary College) as COLLEGE PARK.

Council seek your feedback on these naming proposals prior to 9 December 2020. To provide feedback scroll to the bottom of this page and respond to the two quick polls. You may need to click the "next" button after answering the first poll, to reach the second.

Feedback will be presented to Council at a Council Meeting in December 2020 for a decision.

The name resolved by Council will be lodged with Geographic Names Victoria (GNV) and the new name gazetted by the Registrar.



Background

The construction of the new dual court stadium and dual outdoor multipurpose courts commenced in early 2020. The project is a partnership between Council, Mansfield Secondary College, the Department of Education and the Federal Government, and a Joint Use Agreement between the parties has been established. Once completed, the agreement allows for community use of the new facility, which will be managed by Council.

The new stadium forms part of a sporting precinct that also includes the turf sports grounds colloquially known as the “additional playing fields”. A proposal to name the precinct commenced in February 2020, in accordance with the Naming Rules for Places in Victoria (the Naming Rules).

On 1 February 2020 Council initiated the naming process by issuing a request for naming proposals to be submitted to Council for consideration by 31 May 2020. A total of 54 naming proposals were received and a Naming Panel was convened to discuss the proposals and shortlist three names to refer to Council. The panel consisted of representatives from the Mansfield Secondary College, Council’s Project Manager for the dual court stadium project and Council’s Property Management Officer representing the Mansfield Shire Council Sport and Recreation Advisory Committee.

The shortlisted names were released for community voting over a 30 day period from 1 July to 31 July 2020, and the results were as follows:

Shortlisted NameVotes (%)
College Park72.9
Sports Precinct9.4
Community Sporting Precinct17.6


The result of the community vote was presented to Council at the 18 August 2020 meeting and subsequently at the 1 September 2020 meeting, where Council resolved to:

  • acknowledge the recent and tragic passing of a long term and well respected resident Alex ‘Chumpy’ Pullin and contact his family to discuss whether they would like Council to recognise his outstanding sporting achievements and contribution to our community by naming our new dual court stadium and additional playing fields after him; and

  • engage with the community around a new naming proposal.


The Pullin family has provided consent to Council's request and as a result Council is now presenting a new naming proposal to the community for consideration.

To provide your feedback, respond to the two "quick polls" at the bottom of this page before 9 December 2020.



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