Liveability â€“ Reports
Ordinary Meeting - 12 February 2014
Victorian State Minister for Education Martin Dixon - said the name Ulumbarra embodied the concept of coming together, with the broader community and school students uniting to enjoy theatre, music, comedy and dance performances and that also reflected the nature of the development in that it draws together a variety of community uses and functions on the one site. Chair of Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation Graham Atkinson - said this was the start of a really important positive partnership and relationship with the Ulumbarra Theatre and that they encourage other groups to use their culture in a similar positive way. The name also received a great deal of positive media attention. Following the announcement of the proposed name and media advertising a formal public notice was placed in the Bendigo Advertiser (23 November 2013) calling for public comment regarding naming the former Bendigo Gaol Ulumbarra Theatre. No submissions were received in response. This now completes the official process with the exception of final endorsement from Council before being lodged with Office of Geographic Names Victoria for official gazettal. Resource Implications N/A
RECOMMENDATION That Greater Bendigo City Council resolve to endorse Ulumbarra Theatre as the official name for Bendigoâ€™s new Community Theatre and to submit this to the Office of Geographic Names (Victoria) for gazettal.
Published on Feb 9, 2014