Narkindie Park needs a new name | Competition

WHAT would you re-name the site formerly known as Narkindie Park?

Now is the chance to come up with an appropriate title for the former housing estate by entering a fun competition.

Meg and Rod Dohse purchased the 3.33ha of land earlier this year.

They are looking forward to an exciting new development there and as part of that process they want to rename the site.

"We want to get the community involved so we decided to do a competition," Mr Dohse said. "The successful winner - judged by us - will get two nights' accommodation in Halls Gap or Robe."

After researching the meaning behind the word "Narkindie" Mrs Dohse discovered it was an indigenous term for cave.

She said it would have been nice to keep it but there were too many negative connotations associated with it due to the housing history of the area.

The competition closes at the end of July before submissions are reviewed in August.

All entries need to specify the potential name and reasons behind why it has been chosen.

They can be dropped into the GJ Gardner Naracoorte office, emailed to Meg.Dohse@gjgardner.com.au or posted to PO Box 342, Naracoorte 5271.

At this stage the Dohses are looking to do a Torrenstitle development at Narkindie Park - a mixture of different allotment sizes with frontages to Cedar, Atkinson and Grieve Aves.

So far they have received lots of positive feedback in regards to their concept plan for the area, with some people already enquiring about purchasing blocks.

Meg (left) and Rod Dohse, pictured with Naracoorte Lucindale Council mayor Erika Vickery, are asking the community to come up with a new name for Narkindie Park after purchasing the estate earlier this year.

Meg (left) and Rod Dohse, pictured with Naracoorte Lucindale Council mayor Erika Vickery, are asking the community to come up with a new name for Narkindie Park after purchasing the estate earlier this year.

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