Residents of Brolgan Road, east of the Newell Highway bypass currently being built and Hartigan Avenue extension, are objecting to a name change.
A meeting of residents held recently was attended by four Parkes Shire Councillors. The consensus reached was that we retain our addresses in Brolgan Road, and Hooley Street retain its addresses and Hooley Street retain its name.
It was agreed Brolgan Road, west of the bypass and Hartigan Avenue extension, be renamed Brolgan Road West. There are 78 addresses in Brolgan Road west of Middleton Street. There are five addresses in Hooley Street.
The name Brolgan was derived from the aboriginal name for a beautiful Australian bird, the Brolga. Hooley is an Irish word for a wild party. Hooligan was derived from the same source.
The inconvenience of a name change to residents and the cost to ratepayers is unjustified. Emergency Services have GPS technology. Our neighbour called the ambulance which found him easily. A horseman came from Bathurst on Sunday and drove directly to 58 Brolgan Road, using GPS.