Shire decides on Clayton Oval as signs also planned

Daryna ZadvirnaNarrogin Observer
The oval in question.
Camera IconThe oval in question.

Narrogin’s recreational oval was officially recommended to be named Clayton Oval at the Shire’s council meeting last week.

After advertising the proposal to name the oval and receiving many suggestions and comments from the public, the Narrogin Shire council finally decided on the name last Wednesday.

Despite an earlier proposal to call the ground JE Clayton Oval, the council decided Clayton Oval was more fitting, as it was more like to the name already used.

Shire chief executive Dale Stewart thanked all the submitters for their suggestions and ideas. One of the written submissions came from YMCA centre manager Tia Sandhu, who proposed a Noongar name related to place of meeting or sports and activities.

Narrogin Primary School principal David Harrison also submitted a proposal, suggesting the oval could be named after Barry Cable.

The council approved the proposal to build signs with the official name at the two primary entrances, as well as two heritage plaques, similar to those recently used in the Narrogin CBD.

However, final approval for the name will be needed from the State’s Geographic Names Committee before erecting signage and plaques.

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