Denman Prospect and Molonglo the last two suburb names in the the Molonglo Valley

By 15 June, 2012 42

Simon Corbell has proclaimed the new suburb names downstream of the dam to be Denman Prospect and Molonglo.

“Lord Thomas and Lady Gertrude Denman held key roles in the birth of Canberra and I believe commemorating their name is a small token of our appreciation of their lasting work,” Mr Corbell said.

“The name is a link from the past to the future for this Centenary suburb, so it is fitting to be naming “Denman Prospect? in the lead up to the centenary of Canberra.

“The use of the suffix „Prospect? meaning view, vision or the outlook for the future is also considered significant in the context of the naming of Canberra almost 100 years ago. The inclusion of “Prospect? will also distinguish the new suburb from Denman in New South Wales.”

Lady Denman is well known for standing upon the newly laid foundation stones and pronouncing, “I name the capital of Australia – Canberra.”

Lord Denman served as Governor-General of Australia from 1911-14. On 12 March 1913, he inaugurated the site of the future capital and laid the first Foundation Stone of the Commencement Column on Capital Hill.

As with all Canberra suburbs, the suburb?s street names will have a theme, with „activism and reform? being the theme in Denman Prospect.

The second suburb to be developed in Molonglo Valley Stage 2 will be named Molonglo and will contain a large group centre which will serve as the commercial centre for the district.

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42 Responses to Denman Prospect and Molonglo the last two suburb names in the the Molonglo Valley
#1
PrinceOfAles1:42 pm, 15 Jun 12

Will the land be affordable? If not who really gives a s*** what they`re named.

#2
PrinceOfAles1:43 pm, 15 Jun 12

No offence to the actual people the suburbs are to be named after.

#3
SnapperJack2:07 pm, 15 Jun 12

They again refused to name suburbs after two former prime ministers, Sir John Gorton and Sir William McMahon. Labor running true to form in cleansing the city of any acknowledgement of Liberal party identities.

When the plans were drawn up for Gungahlin under the Carnell government there was a suburb named McMahon. When the Stanhope government came to office that name was junked and the suburb renamed Kenny. I’m surprised they haven’t changed the name of Fraser to Whitlam.

#4
VYBerlinaV8_is_back2:11 pm, 15 Jun 12

PrinceOfAles said :

Will the land be affordable? If not who really gives a s*** what they`re named.

The ACT govt releases the land, thus it will be very expensive (especially if you consider $ per square metre).

#5
Mysteryman2:21 pm, 15 Jun 12

SnapperJack said :

They again refused to name suburbs after two former prime ministers, Sir John Gorton and Sir William McMahon. Labor running true to form in cleansing the city of any acknowledgement of Liberal party identities.

When the plans were drawn up for Gungahlin under the Carnell government there was a suburb named McMahon. When the Stanhope government came to office that name was junked and the suburb renamed Kenny. I’m surprised they haven’t changed the name of Fraser to Whitlam.

How do you explain them leaving Casey? He was a Liberal.

#6
frontrow2:26 pm, 15 Jun 12

@SnapperJack

You do know that Fraser was named after Jim Fraser, who was the ALP member for the ACT for 20 years, not Malcolm, don’t you?

#7
andrewbt2:52 pm, 15 Jun 12

Denman Prospekt. Where is Gordon Freeman?

#8
caf2:54 pm, 15 Jun 12

The Prime Ministers who haven’t been commemorated with a Canberra suburb name yet appear to be Menzies (presumably because there’s already a Menzies in South Australia, Western Australian and Queensland), McEwen, Gorton (unlikely to get a guernsey as it’s only one letter away from Gordon), McMahon, Whitlam, Fraser (which is already a suburb name), Hawke (probably too close to Hawker), and the last four Keating, Howard, Rudd and Gillard.

#9
caf3:06 pm, 15 Jun 12

(Although I suppose they could follow on from the silly double-barrelled Denman Prospect – perhaps Menzies Proscription, Gorton Rehabilitation, Fraser Revolution and Hawke Intoxication).

#10
johnboy3:15 pm, 15 Jun 12

Menzies specifically requested no suburb in canberra be named after him.

#11
poetix3:41 pm, 15 Jun 12

Activism and reform, hm?

Che Guevara Road
Denman Prospect

Karl Marx Plaza
Denman Prospect

Lenin Lane
Denman Prospect

Repubic Court
Denman Prospect

Respect Street
Denman Prospect

Denman Prospect sounds silly, but it might appeal to the upwardly mobile…

#12
greyswandir3:54 pm, 15 Jun 12

caf said :

(Although I suppose they could follow on from the silly double-barrelled Denman Prospect – perhaps Menzies Proscription, Gorton Rehabilitation, Fraser Revolution and Hawke Intoxication).

+1

There’s a joke about Keating Arrogance or Insults or something in there. “Flogged with a Warm Lettuce Circuit” has a kind of ring to it…

#13
dtc5:07 pm, 15 Jun 12

caf said :

The Prime Ministers who haven’t been commemorated with a Canberra suburb name yet appear to be Menzies (presumably because there’s already a Menzies in South Australia, Western Australian and Queensland), McEwen, Gorton (unlikely to get a guernsey as it’s only one letter away from Gordon), McMahon, Whitlam, Fraser (which is already a suburb name), Hawke (probably too close to Hawker), and the last four Keating, Howard, Rudd and Gillard.

I think you have to be dead to have a street/suburb named after you.

#14
The Traineediplomat5:33 pm, 15 Jun 12

If these are the last two suburbs, and Wright, Coombs and Sulman are the first three, what happened to the other eight? I read that Molonglo was originally planned to be 13 suburbs but I can’t find the missing names?

#15
chewy145:46 pm, 15 Jun 12

The Traineediplomat said :

If these are the last two suburbs, and Wright, Coombs and Sulman are the first three, what happened to the other eight? I read that Molonglo was originally planned to be 13 suburbs but I can’t find the missing names?

It’s the two suburbs in Molonglo stage 2, which is the last part of development on the south side of the river.

The other as yet unnamed suburbs are all on the north side.

#16
Rawhide Kid Part35:52 pm, 15 Jun 12

greyswandir said :

caf said :

(Although I suppose they could follow on from the silly double-barrelled Denman Prospect – perhaps Menzies Proscription, Gorton Rehabilitation, Fraser Revolution and Hawke Intoxication).

+1

There’s a joke about Keating Arrogance or Insults or something in there. “Flogged with a Warm Lettuce Circuit” has a kind of ring to it…

I like “Scumbag Circuit” myself.

#17
rugbyskier6:56 pm, 15 Jun 12

Why is there a need to distinguish ACT suburbs from other places with the same name? I think people know the difference between Parkes ACT and Parkes NSW. Also there’s a Kingston in Qld and Tas and two in SA.

#18
c_c7:07 pm, 15 Jun 12

SnapperJack said :

They again refused to name suburbs after two former prime ministers, Sir John Gorton and Sir William McMahon.

If Labor was really into that, wouldn’t they rename Holt to “Float” or perhaps “Red Submarine”

Regardless, two useless Prime Ministers. Better forgotten.

#19
Aubergine7:35 pm, 15 Jun 12

I sure hope that when they make the signs for Denman Prospect they employ someone who can spell. Has anyone else noticed that the signs on the cycle path tunnel under Lady Denman Drive just east of Scrivener Dam are spelt “Lady Denham Drive”?

#20
cranky7:41 pm, 15 Jun 12

Denman Prospect!

Do the people who decide on suburb names live in any sort of real world?

This appears to be some sort of politically correct in joke, the punchline to remain lost in the depths of a workplace watercooler brainfade.

Get real, you turkeys.

#21
poetix7:48 pm, 15 Jun 12

Aubergine said :

I sure hope that when they make the signs for Denman Prospect they employ someone who can spell. Has anyone else noticed that the signs on the cycle path tunnel under Lady Denman Drive just east of Scrivener Dam are spelt “Lady Denham Drive”?

Interesting. I had to correct from that spelling every time I wrote the word in my first comment. I can’t immediately think of many words which have an ‘n’ followed by an ‘m’. Inmate may be the most relevant here! Something about the ‘e’ before the ‘nm’ is genuinely difficult.

#22
Jethro8:15 pm, 15 Jun 12

Aubergine said :

Has anyone else noticed that the signs on the cycle path tunnel under Lady Denman Drive just east of Scrivener Dam are spelt “Lady Denham Drive”?

No.

#23
M0les8:51 pm, 15 Jun 12

andrewbt said :

Denman Prospekt. Where is Gordon Freeman?

Never mind that, where’s Episode 3?!

(Although it’s Nova Prospekt your refer to)

#24
Kath9:34 pm, 15 Jun 12

I just wish they’d stop naming suburbs and roads after the same people, it’s confusing. E.g. I got a text from a friend about how the road was blocked at the corner of Southern Cross and Florey one day and assumed he meant the lights at the corner of Florey, not Florey Drive.

#25
LSWCHP10:55 pm, 15 Jun 12

Kath said :

I just wish they’d stop naming suburbs and roads after the same people, it’s confusing. E.g. I got a text from a friend about how the road was blocked at the corner of Southern Cross and Florey one day and assumed he meant the lights at the corner of Florey, not Florey Drive.

They could name every suburb in Canberra Florey, and every street in Canberra Florey Street, and it still wouldn’t make a microscopic contribution towards adequately honoring the deeds of that man.

He’s probably the single greatest Australian of all time, in terms of his contribution to the wellbeing of the entire human race.

On the other hand, I’d drink a ten gallon can of cold vomit before I’d live in a suburb named after Billy McMahon.

And as for Denman Prospect, well, that name simply sucks.

#26
c_c11:59 pm, 15 Jun 12

Kath said :

I just wish they’d stop naming suburbs and roads after the same people, it’s confusing. E.g. I got a text from a friend about how the road was blocked at the corner of Southern Cross and Florey one day and assumed he meant the lights at the corner of Florey, not Florey Drive.

Blame yourself for that one, that really is dim.

Obviously referring to two streets intersecting.

#27
Deref8:42 am, 16 Jun 12

SnapperJack said :

They again refused to name suburbs after two former prime ministers, Sir John Gorton and Sir William McMahon. Labor running true to form in cleansing the city of any acknowledgement of Liberal party identities.

When the plans were drawn up for Gungahlin under the Carnell government there was a suburb named McMahon. When the Stanhope government came to office that name was junked and the suburb renamed Kenny. I’m surprised they haven’t changed the name of Fraser to Whitlam.

They should have called it Billy Bigears.

#28
Thumper9:38 am, 16 Jun 12

M0les said :

andrewbt said :

Denman Prospekt. Where is Gordon Freeman?

Never mind that, where’s Episode 3?!

(Although it’s Nova Prospekt your refer to)

Roger Rabbit?

But seriously, when will we see the ultimate in suburb names; Max Hardshaft.

#29
poetix11:30 am, 16 Jun 12

Pig-irony Paddocks?

#30
switch11:44 am, 16 Jun 12

Rawhide Kid Part3 said :

I like “Scumbag Circuit” myself.

“Unrepresentative Swill Street. “Do You Slowly Drive.” More?

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