RESIDENTS are being encouraged to have their say on the naming of the new railway station currently under construction in Shellharbour.
The public consultation period for the name Shellharbour Junction, is being considered by the Geographical Names Board (GNB) and submission are open until Monday, August 18.
The two proposed names of Shell Cove and Flinders were previously knocked back by the GNB.
The Geographical Names Board administers place names within NSW and investigates and determines the form, spelling, meaning, pronunciation, origin and history of any geographical name and determines the application of each name with regard to position, extent or other reference.
Member for Kiama Gareth Ward said the new station was envisaged not only to be a railway station but also a transport hub for the entire Shellharbour community.
"It is important that the Board is aware of the community’s views when considering the proposed names,'' he said.
“I certainly encourage all interested and concerned parties in the local community to comment on the proposal before the Board makes its final determination.
“Details of the proposal can be viewed and submissions lodged on the Geographical Names Board’s web site at www.gnb.nsw.gov.au."
Written submissions should be addressed to, The Secretary. Geographical Names Board, 346 Panorama Avenue, Bathurst, NSW, 2795.
“Residents are invited to lodge submissions with the Geographical Names Board by Monday, August 18,” Mr Ward said.