Ever wondered who and how suburb names are chosen?
Well here’s the process of how Thornhill Park became Thornhill Park:
Firstly, community and stakeholder feedback was taken into consideration by an advisory committee, who then compiled a list of recommended suburb names. Those who will feel the changes that new suburbs bring were given an opportunity to have their say, with residents and stakeholder votes totalled over 16,000.
The list was then endorsed by Council at the Ordinary Meeting on 21 October 2014. The names and boundaries were approved by the State Government’s Office of Geographic Names in February 2017
Thornhill Park was established in a growth corridor between Melton township and Caroline Springs. Thornhill Park and other new suburbs ensure that population growth doesn’t push suburb densities beyond 20,000 residents, and to ensure that neighbourhoods and geographic characteristics are recognised as being unique.