Robyn Kemmis Reserve

The community is invited to comment on the proposal to name the playground on Franklyn Street in Glebe after the late Deputy Lord Mayor, Robyn Kemmis.

Councillor Kemmis, who passed away late last year, was a Glebe resident for over 35 years, an active member of her local community and a longstanding advocate for social justice, equal opportunity, women’s rights, social housing and young people.

Glebe residents have requested the playground on Franklyn Street, that does not have a formal name, be named Robyn Kemmis Reserve to celebrate her life and achievements.

The popular pocket park on Franklyn Street features grass lawns, shrubs and trees, a barbecue and children’s playground. It was upgraded by the City in 2005 and extended in 2007 with access to the adjacent Franklyn Park community space through the park boundary fence.

Robyn was a City of Sydney Councillor for eight years, from March 2004 to September 2008, and again from September 2012. She had been Deputy Lord Mayor since September 2012 and was also Deputy Chair of Council’s Corporate, Finance, Properties and Tenders Committee.

Robyn was involved on the Board of the Glebe Public School and was instrumental in creating the community space next to the park.

The naming proposal is supported by the Glebe Society and Robyn’s partner Lynne.

Councillor Robyn Kemmis, BA (Hons) (UNE), MA (Essex), HonDUniv (UTS), was an experienced administrator who was previously the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration) at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS).

Before joining UTS, Robyn held senior management positions within the NSW public service. She studied and worked at the University of New England and the University of Essex as a researcher and tutor, and worked in publishing and tourism in London.

In 2002 Robyn was awarded an honorary doctorate by UTS in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the university’s mission. In 2003 she was awarded a Centenary Medal for service to Australian society in business leadership.

The proposal to name the park, Robyn Kemmis Reserve is on public consultation until 1 August.

Thanks to everyone for having your say. On Monday 24 October 2016, Council unanimously endorsed the name change. We will now make an application to the Geographical Names Board and proceed in officially calling the park Robyn Kemmis Reserve.


The community is invited to comment on the proposal to name the playground on Franklyn Street in Glebe after the late Deputy Lord Mayor, Robyn Kemmis.

Councillor Kemmis, who passed away late last year, was a Glebe resident for over 35 years, an active member of her local community and a longstanding advocate for social justice, equal opportunity, women’s rights, social housing and young people.

Glebe residents have requested the playground on Franklyn Street, that does not have a formal name, be named Robyn Kemmis Reserve to celebrate her life and achievements.

The popular pocket park on Franklyn Street features grass lawns, shrubs and trees, a barbecue and children’s playground. It was upgraded by the City in 2005 and extended in 2007 with access to the adjacent Franklyn Park community space through the park boundary fence.

Robyn was a City of Sydney Councillor for eight years, from March 2004 to September 2008, and again from September 2012. She had been Deputy Lord Mayor since September 2012 and was also Deputy Chair of Council’s Corporate, Finance, Properties and Tenders Committee.

Robyn was involved on the Board of the Glebe Public School and was instrumental in creating the community space next to the park.

The naming proposal is supported by the Glebe Society and Robyn’s partner Lynne.

Councillor Robyn Kemmis, BA (Hons) (UNE), MA (Essex), HonDUniv (UTS), was an experienced administrator who was previously the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration) at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS).

Before joining UTS, Robyn held senior management positions within the NSW public service. She studied and worked at the University of New England and the University of Essex as a researcher and tutor, and worked in publishing and tourism in London.

In 2002 Robyn was awarded an honorary doctorate by UTS in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the university’s mission. In 2003 she was awarded a Centenary Medal for service to Australian society in business leadership.

The proposal to name the park, Robyn Kemmis Reserve is on public consultation until 1 August.

Thanks to everyone for having your say. On Monday 24 October 2016, Council unanimously endorsed the name change. We will now make an application to the Geographical Names Board and proceed in officially calling the park Robyn Kemmis Reserve.


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