Reserve named Mary Newlinds Reserve

The name for the reserve located on Guwara Road, Duffys Forest - Mary Newlinds Reserve was officially assigned in the NSW Governement Gazette on 4 october 2019.

View the Government Gazette notice


Dr Mary Newlinds OAM, a long standing and highly regarded resident of Duffys Forest, was formally recognised in the 2002 Order of Australia Awards for her “service to the community, particularly as an advocate for the conservation of local forest areas and for community consultation in the management of National Parks and Nature Reserves”.

Dr Newlinds helped establish the Duffys Forest Residents Association in 1965 to represent residents in protecting and enhancing the amenity of Duffys Forest.

In December of 2018, Council resolved to write to the NSW Geographical Names Board to formally request the naming of the public reserve (3.68 hectares of land) located on Guwara Road, Duffys Forest (DP 1196894) Mary Newlinds Reserve.

View Council Report (Item 7.6 page 15) - 18 December 2018(External link)

View Council Minutes - page 12(External link)

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