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Changing Newtown Town Hall’s Name To Pride Square Approved By Naming Board

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By Dale BarrettA bid to change the name of the space outside Newtown’s Town Hall to ‘Pride Square’ has been approved by the Geographical Naming Board of NSW.

The Board is currently seeking community feedback on the renaming, coinciding with Sydney’s hosting of WorldPride in February 2023.Inner West Councillor Mat Howard made the proposal to rename Bedford Square in March, where it was passed unanimously by council.

A proposal by Councillor Pauline Lockie for the installation of a rainbow crossing in Newtown coincided with Cr Howard’s motion for ‘Pride Square’.Councillor Mat Howard (centre) at a trans and gender diverse swim night organised by Inner West Council.

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