Naming Proposals

The Geographic Place Names Act 1998 defines “place” as “…any place or building that is, or is likely to be, of public or historical interest…. Suburbs, roads, streets, parks, creeks, lakes, hills, hospitals, schools, universities, railway stations and sporting facilities are included. Private facilities like large shopping centres, industrial or residential unit developments and retirement homes or villages (including roadways within them) also fall within the definition.

Council is required to seek public comment before making any decision on a naming proposal. These articles are issued to encourage informed discussion and comment on proposals.

The Geographic Place Names Act 1998 defines “place” as “…any place or building that is, or is likely to be, of public or historical interest…. Suburbs, roads, streets, parks, creeks, lakes, hills, hospitals, schools, universities, railway stations and sporting facilities are included. Private facilities like large shopping centres, industrial or residential unit developments and retirement homes or villages (including roadways within them) also fall within the definition.

Council is required to seek public comment before making any decision on a naming proposal. These articles are issued to encourage informed discussion and comment on proposals.

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  • NP- 220 Re-name part Jacksons Road in Warrenheip – Gorman Lane

    21 days ago
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    NAMING PROPOSAL

    Council Reference: NP- 220

    Re-name part Jacksons Road in Warrenheip – Gorman Lane

    Ward: South

    The Proposal in Brief

    If implemented, this proposal will assign the name Gorman Lane to a section of the North East end of Jacksons Road in Warrenheip.

    Effect on Property Addresses

    This proposal will affect two current addresses.

    Locality and Details

    The part road to be named is situated in Warrenheip, accessible from Clarks Road as shown on the map below with the obstructed road area indicated by the blue line.

    MAP


    Background to Development of the Site or Feature

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    NAMING PROPOSAL

    Council Reference: NP- 220

    Re-name part Jacksons Road in Warrenheip – Gorman Lane

    Ward: South

    The Proposal in Brief

    If implemented, this proposal will assign the name Gorman Lane to a section of the North East end of Jacksons Road in Warrenheip.

    Effect on Property Addresses

    This proposal will affect two current addresses.

    Locality and Details

    The part road to be named is situated in Warrenheip, accessible from Clarks Road as shown on the map below with the obstructed road area indicated by the blue line.

    MAP


    Background to Development of the Site or Feature

    The part of Jacksons Road to be re-named is a partly sealed government road; it currently provides access to two properties. The road is a long standing government road and this end has been inaccessible from Allens Road for some time.

    Background to the Proposed Naming

    Council has received a request to re-name this section as it is separated from the remainder of Jacksons Road. This has caused confusion and delays in location of residences. There is a concern that an emergency vehicle may be delayed in the future when trying to navigate from one end of the road to the other. The part of Jackson’s Road to be named looks on paper to be accessible from Allens Road but in fact is obstructed by trees and an unmade section of road. Vehicles attempt to enter from Allens Road only to find there is no access to the Northern end of Jacksons Road, they then must turn around and drive back to Clarks Road in order to reach the homes down this end. This could cause unnecessary delay in an emergency resulting in dire consequences.

    Rationale for the Naming Recommendation

    As outlined above, Jacksons Road is obstructed at one end making it impossible for for vehicles to navigate from one end to the other. When this situation occurs the current Guidelines for Geographic Names are very clear on what course of action to take to rectify the situation, Principle 4(F) advises “If the course of a road is obstructed, perhaps due to construction from other roads or features, a new unique name is to be applied to one end of the road”. (P.58 Guidelines). A new name has been developed in collaboration with affected residents. The name, Gorman Lane has been proposed, after earlier landowners. The name links to the place through this early ownership with descendants of the Gorman’s still residing on this land.

    Submissions and Objections

    Interested individuals and organisations are encouraged to make submissions in favour of or against this proposal. Please note: if no valid submissions are received, it will be assumed that there are no objections to this proposal.

    For guidance on making a submission, please see the sheet, How to make a submission on a naming proposal, included and which also may be obtained from Council’s Customer Service Centre, 25 Armstrong Street South, Ballarat Central. Council cannot consider this proposal or any individual submission before the publiccomment period closes, and must consider all valid submissions before making a decision.

    Submissions must be in writing and reach the Place Names Officer, Lani Smith by no later than 5pm on Monday July 11, 2016.

    Further Information,

    Further details about this proposal may be obtained from Council’s Place Names Officer, Lani Smith. The City of Ballarat has also prepared an information sheet to provide guidance for anyone who wishes to request a place be named or renamed, or who may be affected by a naming proposal. The information sheet, titled Naming Proposals – General Information, is included with this correspondence and may also be obtained from Council’s Customer Service Centre. Details of this proposal also feature on the City of Ballarat website, go to http://www.ballarat.vic.gov.au/ then to Have Your Say, Naming Proposals.


  • NP- 221 Name Martha’s Lane in Ballarat East

    21 days ago
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    NAMING PROPOSAL

    Council Reference: NP- 221

    Name Martha’s Lane in Ballarat East

    Ward: Central

    The Proposal in Brief

    Council has received a request to name an existing road. If implemented, this proposal will assign the name Martha’s Lane to an unnamed road off St Pauls Way in Ballarat East.

    Effect on Property Addresses

    This proposal will not affect any current addresses but will provide a name for future addressing requirements.

    Locality and Details

    The road area to be named has the features of a laneway and is situated in Ballarat East off St Pauls Way as shown... Continue reading

    NAMING PROPOSAL

    Council Reference: NP- 221

    Name Martha’s Lane in Ballarat East

    Ward: Central

    The Proposal in Brief

    Council has received a request to name an existing road. If implemented, this proposal will assign the name Martha’s Lane to an unnamed road off St Pauls Way in Ballarat East.

    Effect on Property Addresses

    This proposal will not affect any current addresses but will provide a name for future addressing requirements.

    Locality and Details

    The road area to be named has the features of a laneway and is situated in Ballarat East off St Pauls Way as shown on the map below and indicated by the green line.

    MAP


    Background to the Proposed Naming

    Council has received a request to assign an appropriate name to this road area as development is occurring and a road name is needed. The road to be named is an old government road that has never been formally assigned a name.

    Rationale for the Naming Recommendation

    Research was undertaken with a view to assigning a name that was linked historically to the place. The name Martha’s Lane was proposed in order to pay homage to one of Ballarat’s earliest Gold rush women. Martha Clendinning was the wife of George and after they arrived in Australia they settled in Ballarat in the mid 1850’s along with many others drawn by the Gold rush. Martha was very active in the community and she described many events, among which was one of the first church services at St Paul’s, Bakery Hill, where she questioned the purpose of the branches of gum leaves near the altar. She soon discovered that these were to combat the masses of flies that swarmed into the building in hot weather! Quite an initiation for immigrants from the cooler climes of England and Ireland! Martha took an active interest in community affairs. She was a member of St Paul’s Church of England, treasurer of the Ladies Benevolent Clothing Society, and was one of the 26 women who helped establish the Ballarat Female Refuge in 1867, the first institution of its nature for single mothers on the Australian goldfields. It is considered that Martha was a woman ahead of her time, compassionate in her deeds and worthy of commemoration. Her link with the nearby St Paul’s Church making her name a suitable one for the road in question.

    Submissions and Objections

    Interested individuals and organisations are encouraged to make submissions in favour of or against this proposal. Please note: if no valid submissions are received, it will be assumed that there are no objections to this proposal.

    For guidance on making a submission, please see the sheet, How to make a submission on a naming proposal, included and which also may be obtained from Council’s Customer Service Centre, 25 Armstrong Street South, Ballarat Central. Council cannot consider this proposal or any individual submission before the publiccomment period closes, and must consider all valid submissions before making a decision.

    Submissions must be in writing and reach the Place Names Officer, Lani Smith by no later than 5pm on Monday July 11, 2016.

    Further Information,

    Further details about this proposal may be obtained from Council’s Place Names Officer, Lani Smith. The City of Ballarat has also prepared an information sheet to provide guidance for anyone who wishes to request a place be named or renamed, or who may be affected by a naming proposal. The information sheet, titled Naming Proposals – General Information, is included with this correspondence and may also be obtained from Council’s Customer Service Centre. Details of this proposal also feature on the City of Ballarat website, go to http://www.ballarat.vic.gov.au/ then to Have Your Say, Naming Proposals.


  • NP 219 Name Coburn Way in Lake Wendouree

    21 days ago
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    Council Reference: NP 219

    Name Coburn Way in Lake Wendouree

    Ward: Central

    The Proposal in Brief

    If implemented, this proposal will assign the name Coburn Way to an unnamed road area in Lake Wendouree.

    Effect on Property Addresses

    This proposal will not affect current addresses.

    Locality and Details

    The road to be named is a long laneway that runs behind properties commencing from Crocker Street through to Hamilton Ave. The road extent is indicated by the green line on the map below.


    Background to Development of the Site or Feature

    This sealed government road takes the form... Continue reading

    Council Reference: NP 219

    Name Coburn Way in Lake Wendouree

    Ward: Central

    The Proposal in Brief

    If implemented, this proposal will assign the name Coburn Way to an unnamed road area in Lake Wendouree.

    Effect on Property Addresses

    This proposal will not affect current addresses.

    Locality and Details

    The road to be named is a long laneway that runs behind properties commencing from Crocker Street through to Hamilton Ave. The road extent is indicated by the green line on the map below.


    Background to Development of the Site or Feature

    This sealed government road takes the form of a large laneway leading from one road to another; the road area has existed for many decades and is unnamed. When roads were first created some were left unnamed particularly if no addressing was required. Ideally however, all unnamed roads should be named for purposes of location.

    Background and rationale for the Proposed Commemorative Naming

    Council has received several requests to name the road area as it is quite large and provides a through road from one street to another. Although independent from one another, the requests both suggested the name Coburn. As the road area is quite lengthy, sealed and leads from one street to another the suffix Way is deemed appropriate. The name Coburn is a commemorative one proposed to pay homage to the late Herbert L Coburn an architect whose name is synonymous with some of Ballarat’s most unique art deco buildings.

    Mr Coburn also designed many of the road’s abutting residences; again these homes are distinctive in their style and instantly recognisable as a “Coburn” design.

    With a career spanning over 5 decades Herbert Coburn was a highly regarded Architect who also taught and mentored students at Ballarat’s School of Mines where he worked from 1922-48, additionally he served as a local Councillor between 1938 – 1952 holding the Mayoral title in 1945. By all accounts, Mr Coburn was a passionate advocate for community progression in Ballarat.

    The name of Coburn has been checked for compliance with the current Guidelines for Geographic Names and Mr Coburn’s descendent family have provided their approval of the proposal.

    Submissions and Objections

    Interested individuals and organisations are encouraged to make submissions in favour of or against this proposal. Please note: if no valid submissions are received, it will be assumed that there are no objections to this proposal.

    For guidance on making a valid submission, please see the sheet, How to make a submission on a naming proposal, included, which may also be obtained from Council’s Customer Service Centre, 25 Armstrong Street South, Ballarat Central. Details of this proposal are also available via the City of Ballarat website; go to http://www.ballarat.vic.gov.au/ then to Have Your Say. Council cannot consider this proposal or any individual submission before the publiccomment period closes, and must consider all valid submissions before making a decision.

    Submissions must be in writing and reach the Place Names Officer, Lani Smith by no later than 5pm on Monday, July 11th 2016.

    Further Information,

    Further details about this proposal may be obtained from Council’s Place Names Officer, Lani Smith via 53205500.The City of Ballarat has also prepared an information sheet to provide guidance for anyone who wishes to request a place be named or renamed, or who may be affected by a naming proposal. The information sheet, titled Naming Proposals – General Information, is included with this correspondence and may also be obtained from Council’s Customer Service Centre.


  • NP- 218 - Name Faith Lane in Bakery Hill

    21 days ago
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    NAMING PROPOSAL

    Council Reference: NP- 218

    Name Faith Lane in Bakery Hill

    Ward: Central


    The Proposal in Brief

    If implemented, this proposal will assign the name Faith Lane to an unnamed government road which transverses off St Pauls Way in Bakery Hill. .

    Effect on Property Addresses

    This proposal will provide a street name for future addressing but will not affect any current addresses.

    Locality and Details

    The road to be named is an existing old government road which has never been named. The road is indicated by the arrows on the map below.


    Background to Development

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    NAMING PROPOSAL

    Council Reference: NP- 218

    Name Faith Lane in Bakery Hill

    Ward: Central


    The Proposal in Brief

    If implemented, this proposal will assign the name Faith Lane to an unnamed government road which transverses off St Pauls Way in Bakery Hill. .

    Effect on Property Addresses

    This proposal will provide a street name for future addressing but will not affect any current addresses.

    Locality and Details

    The road to be named is an existing old government road which has never been named. The road is indicated by the arrows on the map below.


    Background to Development of the Site or Feature

    A subdivision development has recently been approved and the road now needs a name as there will be homes built that are to be accessed from the road.

    Background to the Proposed Naming

    Council received a request to name the road for addressing purposes. Collaboration with the affected property owner occurred and a decision was made to bestow a name on the road that was in keeping with the theme of other close by names.

    Rationale for the Naming Recommendation

    The name Faith Lane was chosen as there are several nearby institutions of faith. The abutting road, St Pauls Way, is also named after one of these institutions. The name is therefore congruous to the area and research reveals it is compliant with the current Statutory Guidelines for Geographic Names (The Guidelines).

    Submissions and Objections

    Interested individuals and organisations may choose to make submissions in favour of or against this proposal. Please note: if no valid submissions are received, it will be assumed that there are no objections to this proposal.

    For guidance on making a valid submission, please see the sheet, How to make a submission on a naming proposal, included, which may also be obtained from Council’s Customer Service Centre, 25 Armstrong Street South, Ballarat Central. Details of this proposal are also available via the City of Ballarat website; go to http://www.ballarat.vic.gov.au/ then to Have Your Say. Council cannot consider this proposal or any individual submission before the publiccomment period closes, and must consider all valid submissions before making a decision.

    Submissions must be in writing and reach the Place Names Officer, Lani Smith by no later than 5pm on July 11th 2016.

    Further Information,

    Further details about this proposal may be obtained from Council’s Place Names Officer, Lani Smith via 53205500.The City of Ballarat has also prepared an information sheet to provide guidance for anyone who wishes to request a place be named or renamed, or who may be affected by a naming proposal. The information sheet, titled Naming Proposals – General Information, is included with this correspondence and may also be obtained from Council’s Customer Service Centre.


  • Re-Name Winter Swamp - Mullawallah Wetlands

    8 months ago
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    Council Reference: NP- 217

    Name Re-Name Winter Swamp- Mullawallah Wetlands

    Ward: North



    Council is required to seek public comment before making any decision on a naming proposal. This document is issued to encourage informed discussion and comment on this proposal.

    The Proposal in Brief

    If implemented, this proposal will assign the name Mulllawallah Wetlands to the wetlands area in Cardigan known as Winter Swamp.

    Effect on Property Addresses
    This proposal will not affect any current addresses.

    Locality and Details
    The waterbody and surrounding reserve area to be named is situated in Cardigan off Remembrance Drive and occupies a total area... Continue reading

    Council Reference: NP- 217

    Name Re-Name Winter Swamp- Mullawallah Wetlands

    Ward: North



    Council is required to seek public comment before making any decision on a naming proposal. This document is issued to encourage informed discussion and comment on this proposal.

    The Proposal in Brief

    If implemented, this proposal will assign the name Mulllawallah Wetlands to the wetlands area in Cardigan known as Winter Swamp.

    Effect on Property Addresses
    This proposal will not affect any current addresses.

    Locality and Details
    The waterbody and surrounding reserve area to be named is situated in Cardigan off Remembrance Drive and occupies a total area of approximately 2060.8m.The water area is outlined in red below with the surrounding reserve area in green.



    Background to Development of the Site or Feature
    The water and reserve area that is currently known as Winter Swamp is a feature of great cultural significance for the local Indigenous community. Aboriginal people have a special affinity with the land and in particular with bodies of water that are spiritually and culturally precious to them. This special connection has been recognised through legislation in Victoria in the form of the Aboriginal Heritage Act 2006.The Winter Swamp is the site for thousands of Aboriginal scatters and artefacts and was the site where many Indigenous people lived prior to and during early settlement in Ballarat. The water body was simultaneously a place to live, meet, source food from and was the site of many significant cultural practices including burial; as such it is a sacred place.
    Background to the Proposed Naming
    Council recently received a request to rename Winter Swamp. The Winter Swamp is situated on State managed land under the auspices of the Department of Environment, Land and Water (DELWP) with the Committee of Management being the Ballarat Environment Network (BEN). Council is working in partnership with these two authorities on the naming proposal. The name was earlier used for the area and registered in 1966 after being sourced off paper maps, it seems that the name had been used unofficially for some time and then eventually registered in the absence of any other name. It was said that Jock Winter used the area to graze sheep on. The name Winter has already been used to commemorate Jock Winter for a creek, street and more recently a suburb in Victoria and is thus well represented in the region. Although there is no definitive research that demonstrates if Winter Swamp was named after the same Jock Winter that the suburb and creek of the same name are, it is assumed that this is the case. It holds little meaning for the local Indigenous community and preference would be for a culturally meaningful name to be bestowed on the area considering its importance to the local Aboriginal group, the Wathaurung. The use of the suffix Swamp does not also adequately reflect the features of the area with the land being comprised of ephemeral wetlands that provide habitat for many amphibian and aquatic birds as well as frogs and numerous wetland species. Additionally the area has significant flora and fauna as well as the aboriginal scatters.
    Rationale for the Naming Recommendation
    The water body is known to be one of the final places that Mullawallah lived. Mullawallah was the last known Aboriginal leader in Ballarat and his memory holds special significance for the local Indigenous community.

    Submissions and Objections

    Interested individuals and organisations are encouraged to make submissions in favour of or against this proposal. Please note: if no valid submissions are received, it will be assumed that there are no objections to this proposal.
    For guidance on making a valid submission, please see the sheet, How to make a submission on a naming proposal, included with this correspondence and also available from Council’s Customer Service Centre, 25 Armstrong Street South, Ballarat Central. Details of the proposal are also available online on Council’s Have Your Say page, go to http://www.ballarat.vic.gov.au/ Council cannot consider this proposal or any individual submission before the public comment period closes, and must consider all valid submissions before making a decision.
    NB: Please note – In order to be valid, submissions of objection must demonstrate how the proposal does not adhere to the current Guidelines for Geographic Names, available through the Department of Planning, Land and Infrastructure at http://www.dtpli.vic.gov.au/property-and-land-titles/naming-places-features-and-roads/guidelines-for-naming-or-proposing-to-name-or-rename-a-place.
    Submissions must also be in writing and reach the Place Names Officer, Lani Smith by no later than 5pm on Monday, December 21st 2015.

    Further Information,
    Further details about this proposal may be obtained from Council’s Place Names Officer, Lani Smith 53205763. The City of Ballarat has also prepared an information sheet to provide guidance for anyone who wishes to request a place be named or renamed, or who may be affected by a naming proposal.

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  • Name an unnamed road in Burrumbeet - Lambton Arms Road - NP- 214

    8 months ago
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    NAMING PROPOSAL

    Council Reference: NP- 214

    Name an unnamed road in Burrumbeet - Lambton Arms Road

    Ward: North


    Council is required to seek public comment before making any decision on a naming proposal. This document is issued to encourage informed discussion and comment on this proposal.

    The Proposal in Brief

    If implemented, this proposal will assign the name to an unnamed road in Burrumbeet.

    Effect on Property Addresses

    This proposal will create a name for an unnamed roadway. No current addresses will be affected by the new name.

    Locality and Details

    The road to be named takes... Continue reading

    NAMING PROPOSAL

    Council Reference: NP- 214

    Name an unnamed road in Burrumbeet - Lambton Arms Road

    Ward: North


    Council is required to seek public comment before making any decision on a naming proposal. This document is issued to encourage informed discussion and comment on this proposal.

    The Proposal in Brief

    If implemented, this proposal will assign the name to an unnamed road in Burrumbeet.

    Effect on Property Addresses

    This proposal will create a name for an unnamed roadway. No current addresses will be affected by the new name.

    Locality and Details

    The road to be named takes the form of a through road which is accessible off Station Street or Burrumbeet Road in Burrumbeet. The road in question is highlighted in red on the map below.

    Map

    Background to Development of the Site or Feature

    The road to be named is an old unnamed government road. There are many such unnamed old roads within the Municipality due to reservation of the areas many decades ago when the land cadastre was initially surveyed. Road areas were put aside for use should the need arise as often it was not possible to accurately predict future road requirements.

    Background to the Proposed Naming

    Council received a request to name the roadway. Ideally all unnamed, used roads should be officially named for reasons of addressing and location which is vital should an emergency arise. Council is ensuring that these roads are named as the need arises.

    Rationale for the Naming Recommendation

    Research in to the area in question was undertaken with a view to selecting a name that had a connection with the area. The name Lambton Arms Road has been proposed after the abutting hotel the Lambton Arms. This name has been in existence for many decades and as such is considered to be historically relevant to the area. The name also complies with the current Guidelines for Geographic Naming and is not duplicated within the area.

    Submissions and Objections

    Interested individuals and organisations are encouraged to make submissions in favour of or against this proposal. Please note: if no valid submissions are received, it will be assumed that there are no objections to this proposal.

    Submissions must be in writing and reach the Place Names Officer, Lani Smith by no later than 5pm on Friday December 18th, 2015.

    Further Information,

    Further details about this proposal may be obtained from Council’s Place Names Officer, Lani Smith 53 205 763. The City of Ballarat has also prepared an information sheet to provide guidance for anyone who wishes to request a place be named or renamed, or who may be affected by a naming proposal. The information sheet is included in this correspondence along with a document that explains how to make a submission should you wish to do so.

    PRIVACY NOTICE

    Personal information received in connection with a naming proposal will be used only to contact the writer in relation to the proposal. No personal details are released to third parties. All submissions to naming proposals are de-identified to protect the individual’s privacy.


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  • Name an unnamed road in Miners Rest – Bones Lane - NP- 213

    8 months ago
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    NAMING PROPOSAL

    Council Reference: NP- 213

    Name an unnamed road in Miners Rest – Bones Lane

    Ward: North


    Council is required to seek public comment before making any decision on a naming proposal. This document is issued to encourage informed discussion and comment on this proposal.

    The Proposal in Brief

    If implemented, this proposal will assign the name Bones Lane to an unnamed road off Sharpes Road in Miners Rest.

    Effect on Property Addresses

    This proposal will not affect any current addresses.

    Locality and Details

    The road to be named is an old government road and... Continue reading

    NAMING PROPOSAL

    Council Reference: NP- 213

    Name an unnamed road in Miners Rest – Bones Lane

    Ward: North


    Council is required to seek public comment before making any decision on a naming proposal. This document is issued to encourage informed discussion and comment on this proposal.

    The Proposal in Brief

    If implemented, this proposal will assign the name Bones Lane to an unnamed road off Sharpes Road in Miners Rest.

    Effect on Property Addresses

    This proposal will not affect any current addresses.

    Locality and Details

    The road to be named is an old government road and it is situated in Miners Rest running between Sharpes and Kennedys Roads.

    MAP


    Background to Development of the Site or Feature

    The road to be named is a long standing government road. When these roads were originally created many where not named as they were not developed for residential use. Due to ongoing growth within the Municipality and changes in land use, many of these roads now require naming for addressing and/or identifying purposes. An existing government road must be formally named in accordance with the current Guidelines for Geographic Names (The Guidelines) and cannot be simply assigned a name as in the case of a newly created road within a subdivision development. This is because these roads have existed historically for many years and there is a need to involve the wider community who often come forward to provide details of informal names and history associated with these roads.

    Background to the Proposed Naming

    Council has received a request to formally name the road as it has been known by its informal name for many years and it is deemed appropriate to assign this name to the road for purposes of location and identification. It is important to register names so that they can be located on maps which is particularly vital in emergency situations. The name Bones Lane has been suggested. The road area has been referred to by this name for a long time and has been utilised by locals to enable horses to make their way to the Ballarat Turf Club for training. The name also complies with the current mandatory Guidelines for Geographic Names including commemorative naming requirements which stipulate names of people can only be assigned to places 12 months after the person is deceased.

    Rationale for the Naming Recommendation

    The name suggested is historically relevant and meaningful to the local community. The original inhabitant of the abutting property was well known local identity Ronald Bones. A jockey and trainer, Mr Bones was highly regarded by the local racing fraternity as well as the wider community; he was, by all accounts, a fondly remembered character. Mr Bones passed away aged 94 in 2007 and the Ballarat Turf Club held the Ronald Bones Memorial 0-68 Handicap in his honour.

    Submissions and Objections

    Interested individuals and organisations are encouraged to make submissions in favour of or against this proposal. Please note: if no valid submissions are received, it will be assumed that there are no objections to this proposal.

    For guidance on making a valid submission, please see the sheet, How to make a submission on a naming proposal, included, and which may be obtained from Council’s Customer Service Centre, 25 Armstrong Street South, Ballarat Central. Council cannot consider this proposal or any individual submission before the publiccomment period closes, and must consider all valid submissions before making a decision.

    Submissions must be in writing and reach the Place Names Officer, Lani Smith by no later than 5pm on Friday December 18th, 2015.

    Further Information,

    Further details about this proposal may be obtained from Council’s Place Names Officer, Lani Smith. The City of Ballarat has also prepared an information sheet to provide guidance for anyone who wishes to request a place be named or renamed, or who may be affected by a naming proposal. The information sheet, titled Naming Proposals – General Information is included in this correspondence and may also be obtained from Council’s Customer Service Centre as well as online via the City of Ballarat website, http://www.ballarat.vic.gov.au/ then go to Have Your Say.


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  • Name an unnamed road in Miners Rest – Newmarket Street Ward: North - NP- 212

    8 months ago
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    NAMING PROPOSAL

    Council Reference: NP- 212

    Name an unnamed road in Miners Rest – Newmarket Street

    Ward: North


    Council is required to seek public comment before making any decision on a naming proposal. This document is issued to encourage informed discussion and comment on this proposal.

    The Proposal in Brief

    If implemented, this proposal will assign the name to an unnamed road off Sharpes Road in Miners Rest.

    Effect on Property Addresses

    This proposal will not affect any current addresses.

    Locality and Details

    The road to be named is an old government road and it... Continue reading

    NAMING PROPOSAL

    Council Reference: NP- 212

    Name an unnamed road in Miners Rest – Newmarket Street

    Ward: North


    Council is required to seek public comment before making any decision on a naming proposal. This document is issued to encourage informed discussion and comment on this proposal.

    The Proposal in Brief

    If implemented, this proposal will assign the name to an unnamed road off Sharpes Road in Miners Rest.

    Effect on Property Addresses

    This proposal will not affect any current addresses.

    Locality and Details

    The road to be named is an old government road and it is situated in Miners Rest running south east off Howe Street, part of the road runs confluent with the Burrumbeet Creek.

    MAP


    Background to Development of the Site or Feature

    The road to be named is a long standing government road. When these roads were originally created many where not named as they were not developed for residential use. Due to ongoing growth within the Municipality and changes in land use, many of these roads now require naming for addressing purposes. An existing government road must be formally named in accordance with the current Guidelines for Geographic Names (The Guidelines) and cannot be simply assigned a name as in the case of a newly created road within a subdivision development. This is because these roads have existed historically for many years and there is a need to involve the wider community.

    Background to the Proposed Naming

    Council has received a request to name the unnamed road in order for residential addresses to be assigned to it. Development has taken place and the road will need a naming for this purpose. The name Newmarket Street has been suggested. This name pays homage to the Newmarket Hotel located in Howe Street on the corner of Cummins Road and Howe Street. The hotel is said to have been the original “Miners Rest” during the gold rush era. The hotel was significant due to its association with this heritage and it seems fitting to recognise the name within a street in the township. The name also complies with the current mandatory Guidelines for Geographic Names.

    Rationale for the Naming Recommendation

    The name suggested is historically relevant and meaningful to the local community. It is necessary to name this road in order to provide for future addressing needs.

    Submissions and Objections

    Interested individuals and organisations are encouraged to make submissions in favour of or against this proposal. Please note: if no valid submissions are received, it will be assumed that there are no objections to this proposal.

    For guidance on making a valid submission, please see the sheet, How to make a submission on a naming proposal, included and which may be obtained from Council’s Customer Service Centre, 25 Armstrong Street South, Ballarat Central. Council cannot consider this proposal or any individual submission before the publiccomment period closes, and must consider all valid submissions before making a decision.

    Submissions must be in writing and reach the Place Names Officer, Lani Smith by no later than 5pm on Friday December 18th, 2015.

    Further Information,

    Further details about this proposal may be obtained from Council’s Place Names Officer, Lani Smith. The City of Ballarat has also prepared an information sheet to provide guidance for anyone who wishes to request a place be named or renamed, or who may be affected by a naming proposal. The information sheet, titled Naming Proposals – General Information is included in this correspondence and may also be obtained from Council’s Customer Service Centre


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    NAMING PROPOSAL

    Council Reference: NP- 211

    Name an unnamed road in Durham Lead – Windarra Lane

    Ward: South


    Council is required to seek public comment before making any decision on a naming proposal. This document is issued to encourage informed discussion and comment on this proposal.

    The Proposal in Brief

    If implemented, this proposal will assign the name Windarra Lane to an unnamed road (taking the form of a lane) in Durham Lead.

    Effect on Property Addresses

    This proposal will create a name for an unnamed laneway which requires naming in order to provide an address... Continue reading

    NAMING PROPOSAL

    Council Reference: NP- 211

    Name an unnamed road in Durham Lead – Windarra Lane

    Ward: South


    Council is required to seek public comment before making any decision on a naming proposal. This document is issued to encourage informed discussion and comment on this proposal.

    The Proposal in Brief

    If implemented, this proposal will assign the name Windarra Lane to an unnamed road (taking the form of a lane) in Durham Lead.

    Effect on Property Addresses

    This proposal will create a name for an unnamed laneway which requires naming in order to provide an address for a new resident. No other current addresses will be affected by the new name.

    Locality and Details

    The road to be named takes the form of a laneway which is accessible off O’Loughlins Road in Durham Lead. The laneway is not a through road and is highlighted in red on the map below.

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    Background to Development of the Site or Feature

    The road to be named is an old unnamed government road. Until the present time, the road has been seldom used. There are some unnamed old government roads within the Municipality that are now becoming used with ongoing population growth and development.

    Background to the Proposed Naming

    Council received a request to name the laneway for addressing purposes. A previously undeveloped land parcel off the road is to have a new residence built on it and for purposes of addressing and location the laneway needs a name. Ideally all unnamed, used roads should be officially named for reasons of addressing and location which is vital should an emergency arise. Council is ensuring that these roads are named as the need arises.

    Rationale for the Naming Recommendation

    Research in to the area in question was undertaken with a view to selecting a name that had a connection with the area. Consultation with directly affected residents occurred. The name Windarra Lane has been proposed after the abutting property and estate of the same name. This name has been in existence for many decades and as such is considered to be historically relevant to the area. The name also complies with the current Guidelines for Geographic Naming and is not duplicated within the area.

    Submissions and Objections

    Interested individuals and organisations are encouraged to make submissions in favour of or against this proposal. Please note: if no valid submissions are received, it will be assumed that there are no objections to this proposal.

    Submissions must be in writing and reach the Place Names Officer, Lani Smith by no later than 5pm on Friday December 18th 2015.

    Further Information,

    Further details about this proposal may be obtained from Council’s Place Names Officer, Lani Smith 53 205 763. The City of Ballarat has also prepared an information sheet to provide guidance for anyone who wishes to request a place be named or renamed, or who may be affected by a naming proposal. The information sheet is included in this correspondence along with a document that explains how to make a submission should you wish to do so.

    PRIVACY NOTICE

    Personal information received in connection with a naming proposal will be used only to contact the writer in relation to the proposal. No personal details are released to third parties. All submissions to naming proposals are de-identified to protect the individual’s privacy.

    PRIVACY NOTICE

    Personal information received in connection with a naming proposal will be used only to contact the writer in relation to the proposal. No personal details are released to third parties. All submissions to naming proposals are de-identified to protect the individual’s privacy.

    PRIVACY NOTICE

    Personal information received in connection with a naming proposal will be used only to contact the writer in relation to the proposal. No personal details are released to third parties. All submissions to naming proposals are de-identified to protect the individual’s privacy.


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