STIRLING COUNCIL MUSINGS XIV
I have never seen a Council more obsessed with name changing than the elected members of the City of Stirling over the last 4 years.
First it was Cr Suzanne Migdale moving a motion to remove Terry Tyzack’s name from the Terry Tyzack Aquatic Centre – City of Stirling. Mr Tyzack’s only crime was leading the campaign to close the Yokine tip to create Yokine Reserve in the early 1970’s and then serving on Council for 35+ years. Fittingly, the aquatic centre overlooks Yokine Reserve. More can be read here:-https://www.facebook.com/Collins4Community/posts/626981677748540
Then it was Mayor Mark Irwin moving a motion to re-name Stephenson Avenue, ignoring the fact the City’s owes its existence to Professor Gordon Stephenson. More can be read here:-https://www.facebook.com/Collins4Community/posts/1117365855376784
And in June 2021 Cr Bianca Sandri moved a motion not to affirm the name of the City of Stirling. More can be read here:-https://www.facebook.com/Collins4Community/posts/1199107650535937
It was only the huge community backlash against each of the above name changes that prevented Council from proceeding further on any of them.
I see one candidate in the upcoming elections from Dianella is saying ‘Enough is Enough’.Good luck Charles Smith Dianella Inglewood !