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

11 months ago
CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

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.