Kapooka Bridge Naming Proposal

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Wagga Wagga City Council proposes to name the new road-over-rail bridge that relates to the realignment of the Olympic Highway at Kapooka being undertaken by NSW Roads and Maritime Services. As part of the consideration process, Council is seeking community feedback on the potential name via a vote on existing name options and the review of any additional suggestions.

The following options have been put forward and are available for your vote:

· Sir Thomas Blamey (Blamey Bridge)

· Errella “Smoke” Heard (Heard Bridge)

· Edward John Francis Ryan (Ryan Bridge)

· Alfred Joshua Bennett (Bennett Bridge)

· John Edmondson (Edmondson VC Bridge)

· Kapooka Bridge

Alternatively, if you prefer another name, Council will also consider any further suggestion put forward by the community.

Submissions can also be made to Council by 20 June 2014 and should be marked to the attention of the Manager of Development Services and be addressed to:

Wagga Wagga City Council

PO Box 20

WAGGA WAGGA NSW 2650

or via email to council@wagga.nsw.gov.au



Wagga Wagga City Council proposes to name the new road-over-rail bridge that relates to the realignment of the Olympic Highway at Kapooka being undertaken by NSW Roads and Maritime Services. As part of the consideration process, Council is seeking community feedback on the potential name via a vote on existing name options and the review of any additional suggestions.

The following options have been put forward and are available for your vote:

· Sir Thomas Blamey (Blamey Bridge)

· Errella “Smoke” Heard (Heard Bridge)

· Edward John Francis Ryan (Ryan Bridge)

· Alfred Joshua Bennett (Bennett Bridge)

· John Edmondson (Edmondson VC Bridge)

· Kapooka Bridge

Alternatively, if you prefer another name, Council will also consider any further suggestion put forward by the community.

Submissions can also be made to Council by 20 June 2014 and should be marked to the attention of the Manager of Development Services and be addressed to:

Wagga Wagga City Council

PO Box 20

WAGGA WAGGA NSW 2650

or via email to council@wagga.nsw.gov.au


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I'd like to suggest the Chris Watson BridgeChris Watson was Australia's third Prime Minister, and Wagga Wagga was in his electorate. It is surprising that there is barely a mention of him. As far as I know, he would be the only PM that Wagga can claim as its own.As well as the geographical connection, he has a strong connection to motoring (He was instrumental in the founding of the NRMA, and of Ampol!) and a bypass of this nature - one designed to foster safety and improve transit - could rightly be named after him.

Timmy over 5 years ago

I believe the new bridge at Kapooka should be named "Soldiers" or "Diggers" Bridge. Firstly, it is situated at the doorstep of the "Home of the Soldier" (Kapooka Recruit Training Battalion) and fits in with the area at Kapooka. Secondly, I note that a few suggestions already submitted are for former soldiers or have a military context. Though deserving, I believe this is an opportunity to recognise the service of ALL soldiers and no finer place than at their home. All future travelers and users of the bridge will immediately make that link to THE soldier.

Terry Cominos over 5 years ago

What about Anzac crossing?

Nicko over 5 years ago

What about honouring our Vistoria Cross Medal winners. Maybe call it the Ben Roberts-Smith VC bridge considering its location so close to Australia's Army boot camp.

Nicko over 5 years ago

I feel 'Digger's Pass' or Digger's Crossing' would have a timeless meaning.Kind regardsRod

Chinga over 5 years ago

The suggestion of Ryan Bridge should be Ryan VC Bridge - like the suggested name Edmondson VC. John Ryan is a name that not many people in Wagga may have heard of - unlike Blamey, Bennett and Edmondson. He deserves to be commemorated as much as any of the others.

MMich over 5 years ago

In respect to all Military personnel past and present, Kapooka is 1RTB the gate way to the Army. Kapooka Military Bridge (under name) Lest We Forget

Ken O'Sullivan over 5 years ago

I think the name "Kapooka Army Bridge" would be great, in honour of the great Australian Army and the contribution they make to the community and our nation.Many thanks for taking the time to read my suggestion.

TT over 5 years ago

THE KAPOOKA SOLDIERS BRIDGE---OR ---THE KAPOOKA DIGGERS BRIDGEI FEEL IT MUST HAVE , KAPOOKA IN THE NAMETHE NAMES THE WWCC HAVE NOMINATED ARE SO OUT OF DATE WITH THE GENERAL COMMUNITYI DO HOPE MY SUGGESTIONS ARE CONSIDEREDSO GOOD IT IS GOING TO BE BUILT SOON--WHY IT HAS TAKEN SO LONG????LOOK AT ALBURY,BRIDGES EVERYWHERE--WE ONLY WANT ONE BRIDGE

dennis pinnock over 5 years ago

I think that the bridge should be called "Diggers Crossing" because Kapooka Army base is the home of the soldier where Diggers start there life in the Army. The Defence force in Wagga Wagga has a significantly positive impact on the City. Every time a visitor crossed the bridge it would bring to their attention the connection between the Defence force and the Wagga Wagga community.

Steve Reeves over 5 years ago

THE NEW KAPOOKA BRIDGE--------((( EVERY ONE IS CALLING IT THE ''NEW KAPOOKA BRIDGE'' IN THEIR DAILY DISCUSSIONS))))KAPOOKA ARMY BRIDGE------(((IN HONOR OF THE KAPOOKA ARMY BASE)))IT SHOULD ALWAYS BE KAPOOKA BRIDGE

dennis pinnock over 5 years ago

To honour the men of the 1915 Kangaroo March which began in Wagga Wagga. It was the most famous of the recruiting marches of the First World War.The Kangaroo appears on our Coat of Arms.In Spring and Summer many kangaroos cross the road in the Kapooka Hills area.

Kangaroo Crossing over 5 years ago

Possibly the aboriginal name Kanguruu for Kangaroo which is on our Commonwealth Emblem and to recognise the kangaroo population in that area.

Marcia Thompson over 5 years ago

It has always been the Kapooka Bridge. Why change it now? It will still be called the Kapooka Bridge.

Jenno over 5 years ago

The bridge should be named THE KAPOOKA BRIDGE

kapooka bridge naming proposal over 5 years ago