Suggest a name for the PJ Lynch Reserve Box Lacrosse Court

In early 2021, Council undertook construction of a new Box Lacrosse court at PJ Lynch Reserve in Altona North with funding support from Sport and Recreation Victoria through its Female Friendly Facilities Fund. The facility is the first of its kind in the southern hemisphere and will be used for training and competition by local, State and National clubs and competitions.

We are now inviting the Hobsons Bay community to submit their ideas for a name for the Box Lacrosse Court* by 5pm, Monday 18 October 2021.

In order to provide the Box Lacrosse Court with a suitable name that is supported by the local community, is relevant to the purpose and usage of the court and aligns Council’s naming policy, suggested names must adhere to the principles of Council's naming policy, as well as state government naming rules. Be sure to read the policy and state government naming rules before making a submission.

Click here for a full copy of Council's Naming Policy.

*Name suggestions submitted that do not align with the principles of Council's Naming Policy will be ineligible.

Located off Mason street in Altona North. PJ Lynch Reserve is part of the paisley park sports precinct. The clubs/facilities located on site include the following:

  • Bayfit Leisure Centre
  • Indoor Badminton centre
  • Altona North Bowls Club
  • Altona Lakes Golf Club
  • Newport Ladies Lacrosse Club
  • Altona Lacrosse Club

In the past five years, a number of capital works upgrades have taken place in the PJ Lynch reserve area. These include:

  • PJ Lynch Pavilion upgrades
  • carpark and footpath formalisations
  • pavilion refurbishment of the bowls club
  • Box Lacrosse court construction

Box lacrosse, also known as boxla, box, or indoor lacrosse, is an indoor version of lacrosse.

Box lacrosse is played between two teams of five players and one goalie each over four 15 minute quarters.

It is traditionally played on an ice hockey rink once the ice has been removed or covered.

The playing area is called a box, in contrast to the open playing field of field lacrosse.

The object of the game is to use a lacrosse stick to catch, carry, and pass the ball in an effort to score by shooting a solid rubber lacrosse ball into the opponent's goal. The team with the most goals at the end of the game, wins.

Once this first consultation period has ended and we have identified the community's name suggestions, the names that most align with Council's Naming Policy criteria and state government rules will be selected and recommended to Council. After the Council-approved name has been shared with the community for comment, it is then submitted to state government. State government approval can take up to 200 days.

  1. Name suggestions are submitted by the community
  2. Suggested names are vetted against Council's naming policy
  3. Council recommends/approves a name
  4. The selected name is shared with community for comment or objection
  5. Final name is submitted to state government naming authority for approval
  6. Official naming

Appropriate naming is essential to identify locations for managing emergencies and delivering goods and services in Victoria. The naming rules are based on national standards and policies. They provide a strong basis for standardised and clear naming procedures across the state. They have been developed through detailed consultation with councils, government departments, emergency agencies and public service providers.

The proper naming of any place enables it to be clearly identified and its precise location to be determined. The uniqueness and accuracy of a place name reduces the likelihood of delaying an emergency services vehicle due to inappropriate or confusing location details, which might result in life threatening consequences.

Click here to read Council's Naming Policy.

Click here to understand the state government naming rules.

Have your say!

Submit your name suggestion below *Please read Council's naming policy guidelines before submitting.