Plans to expand Oran Park's Kolombo Reserve

The existing Kolombo reserve (darker shade of green) is proposed to be extended to include the lighter green area on this Oran Park map. Picture: Geographical Names Board
The existing Kolombo reserve (darker shade of green) is proposed to be extended to include the lighter green area on this Oran Park map. Picture: Geographical Names Board

Camden Council wants to extend the area known as Kolombo Reserve in Oran Park, and locals are invited to have their say.

The Geographical Names Board is seeking community feedback on the council's proposal to alter the extent of the reserve, which is named after Kolombo Perich.

The Perich family is well-known in the area for their agricultural success, developments and charitable/philanthropic endeavours.

Kolombo was the father of Tony and Ron Perich, who started the family's dairy farm in Leppington after moving to Australia from Croatia.

Another reserve in Oran Park, across from the Camden Council building, is named in honour of his wife, Julia Perich.

There is also a Perich Park in the suburb.

Geographical Names Board chair Narelle Underwood said the board encouraged community comment before considering proposals.

"It is important that place names reflect the character and history of the local area and community," she said.

"We want to make sure the local community has an opportunity to provide their feedback on the proposed name."

The existing Kolombo Reserve is found off Oran Park Drive between South Circuit and Tess Circuit.

The council wants to extend the reserve to include the 'unnamed open space' (which Google Maps refers to as Doohan Reserve) bordered by South Circuit, Oran Park Drive, Tess Circuit, Harvey Street, Skaife Street, The Straight and Mawer Street.

Residents have until Friday, July 16 to have their say on the proposed reserve alterations.

The proposal can be viewed and submissions lodged on the GNB's website: proposals.gnb.nsw.gov.au/currentproposals.

Written submissions can be mailed to: The Secretary, Geographical Names Board, 346 Panorama Avenue, Bathurst, 2795