Mary Ann Tapper Park, Bibra Lake - Naming Proposal

24 May 2019

The City invites your feedback on a proposal to rename Currie Park in Progress Drive, Bibra Lake to Mary Ann Tapper Park.

The proposal is being considered to reflect the family and pioneer history of Reserve 51121 on the western side of Progress Drive between the Cockburn Ice Arena and Adventure World.

Background

This park contains three mature Moreton Bay Fig trees and the Bibra Lake Pioneer Memorial which commemorates families who settled the area.

In April 2016. the name ‘Currie Park’ was proposed by the City based on information in the book ‘Cockburn - The Making of Community’ (Michael Berson, 1978) which recalled how the two Currie brothers ran a dairy farm in the area. In April 2016 the City advertised the proposed naming of ‘Currie Park’ and it was named as such. Today, there is no signage at the park, and Currie Park does not appear in Google Maps.

Request for renaming

A request has now been received from relatives of the Tapper family, suggesting the park name be changed on the basis that the Tapper family, not the Currie family, have the most significant association with the land. for these reasons:

  • The Curries were not the owners of the land, only lessees for a short time.
  • The Tapper family have very strong links with the land, having owned it since 1895 until 1965 when it went into government ownership. They built a house (now demolished), cleared the land for market gardening and an orchard, and later dairy farming.
  • The Tapper family say the Fig Trees on the land were planted by their ancestors.

The City has found information supporting key points made by the Tapper family, specifically that:

  • It is apparent that the land was leased by the Curries for a short time (less than 3 years)
  • Before and after this time a dairy on the property was owned and run by the Tapper family, who therefore have a longstanding association with dairy farming at Bibra Lake.

SUBMISSIONS

Submissions can be lodged online using the submission form below, by no later than 24 May 2019.

Please note: The planning application is being advertised to seek public comment on the proposal. The advertising of the planning application does not indicate any formal support of the proposal by the City of Cockburn or the Western Australian Planning Commission.

Please be aware that should you make a submission, Council may require a Schedule of Submissions to be prepared which includes a submitter’s name and address. This forms part of a Council Agenda report, which is available for public viewing (published in hard copy and on the City’s website). Please clearly state in your submission if you want your details to be kept confidential.

24 May 2019

The City invites your feedback on a proposal to rename Currie Park in Progress Drive, Bibra Lake to Mary Ann Tapper Park.

The proposal is being considered to reflect the family and pioneer history of Reserve 51121 on the western side of Progress Drive between the Cockburn Ice Arena and Adventure World.

Background

This park contains three mature Moreton Bay Fig trees and the Bibra Lake Pioneer Memorial which commemorates families who settled the area.

In April 2016. the name ‘Currie Park’ was proposed by the City based on information in the book ‘Cockburn - The Making of Community’ (Michael Berson, 1978) which recalled how the two Currie brothers ran a dairy farm in the area. In April 2016 the City advertised the proposed naming of ‘Currie Park’ and it was named as such. Today, there is no signage at the park, and Currie Park does not appear in Google Maps.

Request for renaming

A request has now been received from relatives of the Tapper family, suggesting the park name be changed on the basis that the Tapper family, not the Currie family, have the most significant association with the land. for these reasons:

  • The Curries were not the owners of the land, only lessees for a short time.
  • The Tapper family have very strong links with the land, having owned it since 1895 until 1965 when it went into government ownership. They built a house (now demolished), cleared the land for market gardening and an orchard, and later dairy farming.
  • The Tapper family say the Fig Trees on the land were planted by their ancestors.

The City has found information supporting key points made by the Tapper family, specifically that:

  • It is apparent that the land was leased by the Curries for a short time (less than 3 years)
  • Before and after this time a dairy on the property was owned and run by the Tapper family, who therefore have a longstanding association with dairy farming at Bibra Lake.

SUBMISSIONS

Submissions can be lodged online using the submission form below, by no later than 24 May 2019.

Please note: The planning application is being advertised to seek public comment on the proposal. The advertising of the planning application does not indicate any formal support of the proposal by the City of Cockburn or the Western Australian Planning Commission.

Please be aware that should you make a submission, Council may require a Schedule of Submissions to be prepared which includes a submitter’s name and address. This forms part of a Council Agenda report, which is available for public viewing (published in hard copy and on the City’s website). Please clearly state in your submission if you want your details to be kept confidential.

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