Proposed Renaming of Keys Road Reserve

Consultation has concluded

Council is undertaking community consultation on the proposed renaming of Keys Road Reserve, located at 92 Keys Road, Moorabbin. We're proposing to the rename the reserve ‘Harold Caterson Reserve’ in recognition of Harold Caterson, a founding and long serving member of the Moorabbin Rugby Union Football Club.

Harold Caterson

Harold Caterson was a member of Moorabbin Rugby Union Football Club’s first committee. He was at the initial meeting in December 1964 that agreed to create a rugby club in Moorabbin to commence in the 1965 season. He was a long-term committee member (in various positions) and club member in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. He was also a key figure in establishing a home for Moorabbin at Keys Road. Additionally, he was involved on the Management Committee of the Victorian Rugby Union over many years.

Naming Process

In order to proceed with this naming proposal, Council must follow the Rules for Naming Places in Victoria provided by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning which includes a requirement to undertake public consultation seeking feedback on the proposed renaming.

The Rules for naming places in Victoria can be viewed at: https://www.propertyandlandtitles.vic.gov.au/naming-places-features-and-roads/naming-rules-for-places-in-victoria

Feedback

We're seeking your comment on the proposed renaming. Council particularly seeks your response to the following questions:

  1. Do you support the proposed name, Harold Caterson Reserve?
  2. If you do not support the name, please provide reasons.

Comments and submissions can be submitted in the feedback form below, or mailed to:

Governance Department
Kingston City Council
PO Box 1000
Mentone VIC 3194.

Alternatively you can submit your comments via email to governance@kingston.vic.gov.au.

Closing date for comments and submissions is 5pm on Wednesday 4 October 2017.

Further information can be provided by contacting Joanne Creedon on 9581 4907.

Note: Submissions made in relation to the naming are not confidential and will be incorporated in full (including all personal information) into the agenda for, and minutes of, the Council meeting at which they will be considered, will be available on Council’s website as part of the relevant agenda and minutes and must be made available for public inspection in accordance with all applicant statutory requirements including without limitation those prescribed by the Local Government Act 1989.


Council is undertaking community consultation on the proposed renaming of Keys Road Reserve, located at 92 Keys Road, Moorabbin. We're proposing to the rename the reserve ‘Harold Caterson Reserve’ in recognition of Harold Caterson, a founding and long serving member of the Moorabbin Rugby Union Football Club.

Harold Caterson

Harold Caterson was a member of Moorabbin Rugby Union Football Club’s first committee. He was at the initial meeting in December 1964 that agreed to create a rugby club in Moorabbin to commence in the 1965 season. He was a long-term committee member (in various positions) and club member in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. He was also a key figure in establishing a home for Moorabbin at Keys Road. Additionally, he was involved on the Management Committee of the Victorian Rugby Union over many years.

Naming Process

In order to proceed with this naming proposal, Council must follow the Rules for Naming Places in Victoria provided by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning which includes a requirement to undertake public consultation seeking feedback on the proposed renaming.

The Rules for naming places in Victoria can be viewed at: https://www.propertyandlandtitles.vic.gov.au/naming-places-features-and-roads/naming-rules-for-places-in-victoria

Feedback

We're seeking your comment on the proposed renaming. Council particularly seeks your response to the following questions:

  1. Do you support the proposed name, Harold Caterson Reserve?
  2. If you do not support the name, please provide reasons.

Comments and submissions can be submitted in the feedback form below, or mailed to:

Governance Department
Kingston City Council
PO Box 1000
Mentone VIC 3194.

Alternatively you can submit your comments via email to governance@kingston.vic.gov.au.

Closing date for comments and submissions is 5pm on Wednesday 4 October 2017.

Further information can be provided by contacting Joanne Creedon on 9581 4907.

Note: Submissions made in relation to the naming are not confidential and will be incorporated in full (including all personal information) into the agenda for, and minutes of, the Council meeting at which they will be considered, will be available on Council’s website as part of the relevant agenda and minutes and must be made available for public inspection in accordance with all applicant statutory requirements including without limitation those prescribed by the Local Government Act 1989.


Please leave your comments about the proposed renaming of Keys Road Reserve here.
CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

I am not in favour of the renaming of Keys Road Reserve.Keys Road Reserve is a Reserve for the use of the general public and Keys Road is a very good descriptor for where it is located. I think it should remain Keys Road Reserve for this practical reason.As a Kingston Ratepayer I object to unnecessary costs involved in renaming a ground for no good reason.I do not follow Rugby Union and understand that Roy Morgan research shows that regular participation numbers fell more than 60% over 15 years, to just 55,000 active players. Rugby is not an 'in demand sport'. I believe that far more junior players are taking up sports like hockey and soccer.A look on the Moorabbin Rugby Union Football Clubs webpage indicates that they have only a few junior teams and those they have comprise mostly boys - hardly any girls. Councils should be directing any funding towards clubs which actively seek female players.

Ann almost 2 years ago

How much time and money is spent on renaming the park? What are the costs? Could that money be better spent on other facilities at the park? No offence Harold.

Raylene Blake almost 2 years ago

This is a great idea and I am all for it being named after Harold Caterson. That's a big YES from me

KatieCato about 2 years ago