The unnamed precinct of Oxford St has been christened Three Saints Square following a public meeting attended by Lord Mayor Clover Moore and residents.
The five-way intersection of where Oxford St and South Dowling St cross has been dubbed Three Saints Square -“ abbreviated to Three Saints -“ following a push from residents and business owners to give the area a more solidified identity.
After months of garnering suggestions from locals and online, the final choice came from local lawyer Brian Hillman at a public meeting held on 10 September.
Approximately 80 residents came together at the meeting, eventually deciding on Three Saints for its association with three major institutions present near the intersection -“ St Vincent’s, Our Lady St Mary and Saint Sophia Church in South Dowling. The new name was enthusiastically endorsed by all present, including Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore and Woollahra Mayor Geoff Rundle.
It is already starting to be adopted by residents, according to Sue Ritchie, the woman behind the initial move to give the area a name.
It is proving to be popular as it identifies the location of the area through reference to some of its unique icons, provokes thought and reflects some of the different aspects of the community, Ritchie said before telling one and all to keep their ears perked up to hear the name’s use.