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Name our River Walkway

There has been a push within the community and Council to officially name the popular community space known as the River Walkway. One of the major reasons behind this push is the fact that the walking track will follow both the Wollondilly and the Mulwaree River, thus the current 'Wollondilly Walking Track' name that has become popular will not necessarily be appropriate.

At Goulburn Mulwaree Council's meeting on 3rd April 2018 Council resolved to undertake a two week consultation through Your Say Goulburn asking the community to vote for their favourite name. This process is being advertised heavily through Facebook, the Mayoral Column, local radio stations and through Council's weekly advertisements.

Physical voting forms have been made available at Customer Service in the Civic Centre, 184 Bourke Street, Goulburn, NSW.

Follow the link below to vote!




Background on the names

Bila Galang Bula: Bila - River, Galang - s or plural and Bula - 2. This name recognises the track will be beside the two rivers and is in the language of the aboriginal people indigenous to the area.

Gundangara Trail: The Gundangara (also spelt Gundungara and Gundungurra) are a clan of Indigenous Australians in south-eastern New South Wales, Australia. Their traditional lands include present day Goulburn and the Southern Highlands.

The Henry Goulburn Walking Track: First spotted by Europeans in 1798, the plains were further investigated by the party of Hamilton Hume and James Meehan in 1818. These explorers named them the Goulburn Plains in honour of Henry Goulburn, the British Secretary of State for the Colonies.

Hovell Walking Trail: After famous Australian explorer & Goulburn Resident Capt William Hovell. Capt. Hovell is buried in St Saviours cemetery which is adjacent to the walking trail.

Chain of Ponds Walk: Most of the rivers in Australia are "Chains of Ponds" rather than permanent waterways. The Mulwaree is known as Chain of Ponds & River. The Wollondilly is similarly a chain of ponds in drier times.

Wollomul River Track: Acknowledges both of the rivers' names, and the areas through which the track will proceed.

The Argyle Walking Track: Argyle County was one of the original Nineteen Counties in New South Wales and is now one of the 141 Cadastral divisions of New South Wales. It includes the area around Goulburn. It is bounded by Lake George in the south-west, the Shoalhaven River in the east, and the Wollondilly River in the north-east. The Greater Argyle Council was formed in 2004 after a proposal to make a new local government area to focus on the County of Argyle, formed from an amalgamation of the former City of Goulburn and parts of Mulwaree Shire. It was renamed the Goulburn Mulwaree Council in October 2004.

The Meeting Place (Koyanberra) River Walk: Not only the meeting place of 2 rivers, but the meeting place of past, present and future of Goulburn. Being a meeting place of local aboriginals in the past, it can now be seen as the meeting place of friends and family of all cultures.


There has been a push within the community and Council to officially name the popular community space known as the River Walkway. One of the major reasons behind this push is the fact that the walking track will follow both the Wollondilly and the Mulwaree River, thus the current 'Wollondilly Walking Track' name that has become popular will not necessarily be appropriate.

At Goulburn Mulwaree Council's meeting on 3rd April 2018 Council resolved to undertake a two week consultation through Your Say Goulburn asking the community to vote for their favourite name. This process is being advertised heavily through Facebook, the Mayoral Column, local radio stations and through Council's weekly advertisements.

Physical voting forms have been made available at Customer Service in the Civic Centre, 184 Bourke Street, Goulburn, NSW.

Follow the link below to vote!




Background on the names

Bila Galang Bula: Bila - River, Galang - s or plural and Bula - 2. This name recognises the track will be beside the two rivers and is in the language of the aboriginal people indigenous to the area.

Gundangara Trail: The Gundangara (also spelt Gundungara and Gundungurra) are a clan of Indigenous Australians in south-eastern New South Wales, Australia. Their traditional lands include present day Goulburn and the Southern Highlands.

The Henry Goulburn Walking Track: First spotted by Europeans in 1798, the plains were further investigated by the party of Hamilton Hume and James Meehan in 1818. These explorers named them the Goulburn Plains in honour of Henry Goulburn, the British Secretary of State for the Colonies.

Hovell Walking Trail: After famous Australian explorer & Goulburn Resident Capt William Hovell. Capt. Hovell is buried in St Saviours cemetery which is adjacent to the walking trail.

Chain of Ponds Walk: Most of the rivers in Australia are "Chains of Ponds" rather than permanent waterways. The Mulwaree is known as Chain of Ponds & River. The Wollondilly is similarly a chain of ponds in drier times.

Wollomul River Track: Acknowledges both of the rivers' names, and the areas through which the track will proceed.

The Argyle Walking Track: Argyle County was one of the original Nineteen Counties in New South Wales and is now one of the 141 Cadastral divisions of New South Wales. It includes the area around Goulburn. It is bounded by Lake George in the south-west, the Shoalhaven River in the east, and the Wollondilly River in the north-east. The Greater Argyle Council was formed in 2004 after a proposal to make a new local government area to focus on the County of Argyle, formed from an amalgamation of the former City of Goulburn and parts of Mulwaree Shire. It was renamed the Goulburn Mulwaree Council in October 2004.

The Meeting Place (Koyanberra) River Walk: Not only the meeting place of 2 rivers, but the meeting place of past, present and future of Goulburn. Being a meeting place of local aboriginals in the past, it can now be seen as the meeting place of friends and family of all cultures.


Which of the below is your preferred name for the river walkway?

The River Walkway
17%
Twin River Walkway
6%
Two Rivers Walk
4%
The Meeting Place (Koyanberra) River Walk
11%
Gundangara Trail
17%
The Argyle Walking Track
4%
The Henry Goulburn Walking Track
4%
Wollomul River Track
4%
Chain of Ponds Walk
6%
Gurangatch Trail
1%
Hovell Walking Trail
9%
Wollondilly River Walkway & Mulwaree River Walkway
2%
Bila Galang Bula
2%
Wollondilly River Walkway
12%
Total Votes : 246