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.


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.


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  • Re-Name Winter Swamp - Mullawallah Wetlands

    6 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

    7 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

    7 months ago
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    Np-_213

    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

    7 months ago
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    Np-_212

    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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  • Name an unnamed road in Durham Lead – Windarra Lane - NP- 211

    7 months ago
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    Np-_211

    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.

    Map



    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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