Council Reference: NP- 211
Name an unnamed road in Durham Lead – Windarra Lane
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.