Naming Proposal Oakey Park Oval

Lithgow City Council resolved at the Ordinary Meeting of Council held on 27 July 2020 to place on public exhibition for 28 days a proposal that Oakey Park Oval on Bells Road Lithgow be re-named the Beryl Davis Memorial Oval in honour of well-known hockey coach Mrs Beryl Davis who recently passed away.

Known to Oakey Park residents as Aunty Bub, Mrs Davis sadly passed away on 27 April 2020. Aunty Bub was involved in both Lithgow Hockey and Zig Zag School Hockey for many years. She played an integral role in helping Mr. Ernie Johnson, former Principal of Zig Zag School to have the oval established in Oakey Park, including lighting and cricket nets, so the children of the school and the community could have use of the oval to play and train for their sports, particularly hockey.

Submissions are invited from the public on this proposed naming. After the exhibition period, any submissions will be reported to Council for consideration. If the proposal is supported by the Community and adopted by Council, it will then be forwarded to the Geographical Names Board of NSW (GNB) for approval.

Members of the public should forward their comments on this proposal by Friday 11 September to:

council@lithgow.nsw.gov.au or PO Box 19 Lithgow NSW 2790