Menangle Park streets to be named after famous racehorses

Winx at a property in The Oaks where she was stabled. Picture: Chris Lane
Winx at a property in The Oaks where she was stabled. Picture: Chris Lane

Imagine living on Winx Drive or Phar Larp Place.

That will be the case for future Menangle Park residents if Campbelltown Council's suggested street names are adopted.

A list of proposed street names for the planned housing development in the southern Campbelltown suburb is featured in the latest council papers. Pending approval at Tuesday's council meeting, the street names will then be advertised and most likely adopted.

The proposed names include 100 Australian race horses, 30 race courses and racing terms, and two area-specific names.

The racing theme was suggested to honour the long history of horse racing in Menangle Park.

"It is proposed that 'Australian horse racing' be used as the main theme for new road names in Menangle Park," the council's report stated.

"The suburb has had a long connection with horse racing since the Menangle Park Racecourse was officially opened in 1914, although racing had taken place there as early as the 1870s.

"It is estimated that more than 100 new road names will be required for the residential development proposed in this suburb and it is considered that this theme can provide a large pool of suitable names for the majority of these new streets."

The names have been proposed to avoid confusion with any existing road names in the Campbelltown LGA, and also comply with the NSW Address Policy and User Manual.

Winx at a property in The Oaks where she was stabled. Picture: Chris Lane

Winx at a property in The Oaks where she was stabled. Picture: Chris Lane

Not too far away in Oran Park, similar naming conventions honoured the motor racing history of the area.

The sprawling suburb is now home to the likes of Peter Brock Drive, Holden Drive, Skaife Street and Moffatt Street.

The list for Menangle Park features some of the most celebrated names in Australian racing history, including Phar Lap, Winx, Lonhro, Black Caviar, Saintly, Octagonal and Subzero.

Other prominent steeds include Ajax, Alinghi, Bernborough, Bletchingly, Carbine, Dulcify, Northerly, Peter Pan, Strawberry Road and Todman.

The Winx link is even more special as the modern legend of the industry was stabled at The Oaks.

Some big-name horses that didn't make the cut include Kingston Town, Makybe Diva, Might and Power, Archer, Paleface Adios and Hondo Grattan.

In addition to racehorses, the council has proposed naming streets after courses like Ascot, Doomben, Flemington, Randwick and Warwick Farm and races like the Inter Dominion and Miracle Mile (which is held at Menangle Park).

Two more proposed names are 'Foti' (named for the prominent Foti family who produces the stunning fireworks display in Sydney Harbour each year and began their business in Menangle Park), and 'Mount Pleasant'.

If approved at council, residents will have a month to comment on the proposed street names before, if no objections are received, they are published in the NSW Government Gazette for a further exhibition period.

Check out the full list in the council papers (page 169).