Council purchased the properties at 41-43 Service Street in Coburg as part of Merri-bek’s ‘Park Close To Home’ Strategy.

We are creating a new park in this space for the local community to enjoy and we want you to help us name it!

Suggest a name for the new park

Everyone is invited to make a suggestion. We want to hear from you!

After submissions close a shortlist will be chosen and presented to Council for endorsement. The community will then be asked to select their preference before Council makes the final decision.

You can submit your name suggestion below, just make sure you're registered with Conversations Merri-bek.

The deadline for submissions is 11:59pm, Friday 15 September 2023.

Preference will be given to submissions that:

  • 1.

    Are traditional Woi-wurrung or other Aboriginal language names.

  • 2.

    Acknowledge the role of groups or communities within Merri-bek.

  • 3.

    Acknowledge the contributions of Merri-bek's multi-cultural communities.

  • 4.

    Acknowledge important social and historical events that happened on or near the site.

  • 5.

    Are names of women who have contributed to Merri-bek's development.

Names must meet principles A- M of the State Government’s Naming rules for places in Victoria – Statutory requirements for naming roads, features and localities – 2022.
Traditional Aboriginal language names are subject to the involvement and agreement of the relevant Aboriginal communities. It is not appropriate that the names of living persons be considered for place naming. More information can be found in the Naming Merri-bek's Places Policy.

Submit your suggested name for the new park

You will need to be a member of Conversations Merri-bek to make a submission. This is to protect the integrity and fairness of the consultation. See instructions on this page on how to register (or log in).

Suggestions are now closed.

1. Find the "LOG IN/JOIN" button at the top of the page and click to start registering.

2. Select "LOG IN" if you already have a profile on Conversations Merri-bek OR select "SIGN UP" to create a new profile

3. To create your profile you will need to add: Screen name, email address, password, full name and postcode. Check the boxes that apply and click "CREATE ACCOUNT"

4. Now you can make your submission

Merri-bek City Council is committed to protecting your privacy in accordance with the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 (Vic) and the Health Records Act 2001 (Vic).

For more information on how we handle the collection of personal information please refer to our Privacy Policy.

You can gain access to your personal information you have provided to Merri-bek City Council and if you wish to alter it, please contact Council’s Privacy Officer via telephone on 9240 1111 or e-mail at

Other ways you can submit your name suggestion

Prefer not to use this online form? You can also make a submission in these ways:

Pauline Kiely, Property Officer
Merri-bek City Council
Locked Bag 10, Brunswick 3056.


In person
Merri-bek Civic Centre at 90 Bell Street Coburg

Make sure to include the reference NAM/2023/2, the name and your reasons for suggesting it.