Council Reference: NP- 212
Name an unnamed road in Miners Rest – Newmarket Street
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.
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.
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.
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 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