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.

  • NP229: Name Karingga Park

    about 1 month ago
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    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. All naming proposals conducted by the City of Ballarat are undertaken in accordance with the statutory “Naming Rules for Places in Victoria”. The Naming Rules are mandatory for all naming authorities.

    The Proposal in Brief

    If implemented, this proposal will assign the name Karingga Park to a new park that is currently proposed for construction as part of a housing development in Alfredton.

    Effect on Property Addresses

    This proposal will not affect...

    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. All naming proposals conducted by the City of Ballarat are undertaken in accordance with the statutory “Naming Rules for Places in Victoria”. The Naming Rules are mandatory for all naming authorities.

    The Proposal in Brief

    If implemented, this proposal will assign the name Karingga Park to a new park that is currently proposed for construction as part of a housing development in Alfredton.

    Effect on Property Addresses

    This proposal will not affect any current addresses.

    Locality and Details

    The park will be situated within a new housing estate located off the Ballarat-Carngham Road in Alfredton. An excerpt from the landscape master plan showing the location of the park within the estate is included below.


    Background to Development of the Site or Feature

    Ballarat is a growth area with the majority of the expansion occurring in the Ballarat West Growth Area. The park will be developed as part of an estate and will feature play spaces and activity areas to cater for the emerging community. Landscaping will involve the planting of a variety of tree and plant species to provide an attractive community amenity created within current guidelines to benefit future residents.

    Background to the Proposed Naming

    An Indigenous name has been proposed for the park. Consultation has occurred with the Traditional owners of the land through the Registered Aboriginal Party, (RAP), the Wathaurung Aboriginal Corporation. Naming Rules stipulate that the RAP must be consulted when considering the use of an Aboriginal name for any place. The name proposed is Karingga Park. In Wathaurung language, the word Karingga means, ‘grow” which is fitting for this area of rapid growth.

    Rationale for the Naming Recommendation

    The proposed use of an Aboriginal name for the park is an action that is in keeping with the current Naming Rules which state,” The naming of new places and roads is largely generated by the rapid expansion of outer-metropolitan and regional residential developments. These developments provide opportunities for contemporary and historic Aboriginal naming themes to be adopted”. Aboriginal language is central to the culture of our Indigenous Australians who have an ancient connection to the land on which we live. The City of Ballarat supports the use of Aboriginal names where possible, this is an action that is also consistent with Council’s adopted Reconciliation Action Plan.

    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 asubmission on a naming proposal included with this correspondence and 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/ select, “Council” then “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.

    NB: Please note – In order to be valid, submissions of objection must demonstrate how the proposal does not adhere to the current Naming Rules, available through the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning:

    https://www.propertyandlandtitles.vic.gov.au/naming-places-features-and-roads/office-of-geographic-names

    Submissions must also be in writing and reach the Place Names Officer, Lani Smith by 5pm Monday 13 August 2018.

    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. The information sheet, titled Naming Proposals – General Information, is included with this correspondence and may also be obtained from Council’s Customer Service Centre.

  • NP228: Re-name the South West section of Webb Road in Delacombe – Ascot Gardens Drive

    about 1 month ago
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    Proposal in Brief

    If implemented, this proposal will re-name a small section of Webb Road in Delacombe.

    Effect on Property Addresses

    This proposal will affect one address.

    Locality and Details

    This road is situated in Delacombe and is located off Cherry Flat Road. The section that requires re-naming is outlined in red on the map below.


    Background and Rationale

    The area in question is situated in the Ballarat West Growth Area (BWGA). This area of land has undergone rapid development in recent years and many new roads have been constructed in order to service the numerous housing estates that have...

    Proposal in Brief

    If implemented, this proposal will re-name a small section of Webb Road in Delacombe.

    Effect on Property Addresses

    This proposal will affect one address.

    Locality and Details

    This road is situated in Delacombe and is located off Cherry Flat Road. The section that requires re-naming is outlined in red on the map below.


    Background and Rationale

    The area in question is situated in the Ballarat West Growth Area (BWGA). This area of land has undergone rapid development in recent years and many new roads have been constructed in order to service the numerous housing estates that have been created.

    Ascot Gardens Drive is a collector road that now adjoins this section of Webb Road and its construction is such that it would now appear that the subject section of Webb Road forms part of Ascot Gardens Road rather than a segment of Webb Road. The historical alignment of Webb road did in fact see the road turn a sharp right at the intersection of what is currently Ascot Gardens Drive and Webb Road, this was never an ideal alignment and quite confusing.

    The existing alignment is a legacy of earlier times and it is considered that re-naming this section of Webb Road to Ascot Gardens Drive is the most sensible option and will remove the ambiguity of the current situation which will in turn create a safer road alignment.

    Submissions

    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. 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


    Submissions must be in writing and reach the Place Names Officer, Lani Smith by 5pm Monday 13 August 2018.


    Further Information

    Further details about this proposal may be obtained from Council’s Place Names Officer, Lani Smith. The City of Ballarat has 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 may be found on the mySay Naming Proposals page.

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  • NP- 226 Name an unnamed road in Durham Lean – Wildflower Lane

    about 1 month ago
    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
    Np 226

    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 Wildflower Lane to an unnamed road in Durham Lead

    Effect on Property Addresses
    This proposal will enable addressing for a home accessed from the road. It will not affect any other addresses.

    Locality and Details
    This road is an old government road. Situated in Durham Lead, it runs off and is outlined in blue on the map below. The road...

    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 Wildflower Lane to an unnamed road in Durham Lead

    Effect on Property Addresses
    This proposal will enable addressing for a home accessed from the road. It will not affect any other addresses.

    Locality and Details
    This road is an old government road. Situated in Durham Lead, it runs off and is outlined in blue on the map below. The road leads to one affected property.

    Background to Development of the Site or Feature

    The road in question is an old government road which leads to one property. It has never been named. Recently a residence has been constructed on this site and it is accessed off this road. Rules for naming require properties to be addressed to the road they are accessed from and the road now needs a name.

    Background to the Proposed Naming
    Council has received a request to name the road. The road was previously seldom used for traffic but with the recent addition of a residence that is accessed from this road, it is necessary for a name to be assigned to it for addressing purposes. There are many wildflowers that grow alongside the road in question, in fact over 20 varieties have been identified. Fittingly the name Wildflower Lane has been proposed. This name is also compliant with the current Naming Rules for places in Victoria.

    Rationale for the Naming Recommendation
    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. 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 the 4th June, 2018.


    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.

  • NP- 227 Name an unnamed road in Durham Lean – Dianchi Lane

    about 1 month ago
    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
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    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 Dianchi Lane to an unnamed road in Durham Lead.

    Effect on Property Addresses
    This proposal will enable addressing for a new landowner, there is presently only one land parcel accessed from this road.

    Locality and Details
    This road is an old government road. Situated in Durham Lead, it runs off Pioneer Lane and is outlined in red on the map...

    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 Dianchi Lane to an unnamed road in Durham Lead.

    Effect on Property Addresses
    This proposal will enable addressing for a new landowner, there is presently only one land parcel accessed from this road.

    Locality and Details
    This road is an old government road. Situated in Durham Lead, it runs off Pioneer Lane and is outlined in red on the map below.


    Background to Development of the Site or Feature
    The road in question is an old government road which leads to one property. It has never been named. Recently a permit to construct a residence has been granted and it is accessed off this road. Rules for naming require properties to be addressed to the road they are accessed from and the road now needs a name.

    Background to the Proposed Naming
    Council has received a request to name the road. The road was previously seldom used for traffic but with the recent application to build a home that is accessed from this road, it is necessary for a name to be assigned to it for addressing purposes.

    Rationale for the Naming Recommendation
    The name proposed is Chinese (Mandarin) in origin, Dianchi is a place name in China. When Ballarat was first settled and during the Goldrush era many Chinese immigrated to Ballarat, in fact around a quarter of the men and women on the Goldfields were Chinese, second only to the English in numbers. Despite their numbers, there are relatively few Chinese names used for place naming historically in the region. The use of a Chinese name would go some way towards affording the Chinese some further recognition given their numbers and representation through early Ballarat history. The use of a Chinese name pays homage to the rich history that Ballarat shares with its Chinese population. The name is also meaningful to the affected residents and they have given their support to the name.

    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. 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.


    Submissions must be in writing and reach the Place Names Officer, Lani Smith by no later than 5pm Monday 4th June,2018.


    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.

  • NP- 225 Name an unnamed road in Ballarat East - Barry’s Lane

    6 months ago
    CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
    Map
    NAMING PROPOSAL
    Council Reference: NP- 225
    Name: Name an unnamed road in Ballarat East – Barry’s Lane
    Ward: Central
    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 Barry’s Lane to an unnamed road in Ballarat East.
    Effect on Property Addresses
    This proposal will affect one current address.
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    This road is an old government road. Situated in Ballarat East, it runs off Fussell Street and is outlined...

    NAMING PROPOSAL
    Council Reference: NP- 225
    Name: Name an unnamed road in Ballarat East – Barry’s Lane
    Ward: Central
    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 Barry’s Lane to an unnamed road in Ballarat East.
    Effect on Property Addresses
    This proposal will affect one current address.
    NP- 225
    This road is an old government road. Situated in Ballarat East, it runs off Fussell Street and is outlined in red on the map below.




    Background to Development of the Site or Feature
    The road in question is a government road created when Ballarat was first surveyed. It has never been named. Recently a residence has been relocated to the area and it is accessed off this road. Rules for naming require properties to be addressed to the road they are accessed from and the road now needs a name.

    Background to the Proposed Naming
    Council has received a request to name the road. The road was previously seldom used for traffic but with the recent addition of a residence that is accessed from this road, it is necessary for a name to be assigned to it for addressing purposes.

    Rationale for the Naming Recommendation
    The name proposed is that of an early landowner, Barry Cosson. Mr Cosson died many years ago and it is proposed that the naming will commemorate him. His family are still associated with the land and thus the name is linked to the place. Mr Cosson was well regarded within the community and died prematurely due to an aeronautical accident.

    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, on this site or obtainable from Council’s Customer Service Centre, 25 Armstrong Street South, Ballarat Central. 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.

    Submissions must be in writing and reach the Place Names Officer, Lani Smith by no later than 5pm on Monday 13th November 2017.

    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 available on this site and may also be obtained from Council’s Customer Service Centre.