New Road Name Proposed for Prince of Wales Recreation Reserve
The City of Ballarat intends to name the roadway within the Prince of Wales Recreation Reserve located at Gillies Road, LAKE GARDENS VIC 3355. The unnamed road is located opposite Ballarat Botanical Gardens and Lake Wendouree Reserve and provide access to the seven sporting facilities.
Why is this necessary?
The nature of the activities operating in the precinct increases the likelihood of an emergency occurring, and the need for a specific address location to be determined. This proposal will provide accurate street addressing for the seven sporting facilities within the precinct to ensure effective incident management and public safety.
Working with the Traditional Owners
City of Ballarat is committed to reconciliation, working positively today and into the future with the Wadawurrung (Traditional Owners) and other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community members to learn, acknowledge and move forward together. In continuing this commitment, it is proposed that the unnamed roadway within the Prince of Wales Recreation Reserve be named Kunuwarra Drive (prounounced Koo-noo-warrah) is deemed appropriate as the name translates to ‘black swan’ in native Wadawurrung language, as support by Wadawurrung Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation.
As part of our legislative requirements for road naming, we seek feedback on the proposed name change. Interested parties are encouraged to make submissions, whether for or against a proposal.
Please note that any proposed names must conform with the Naming rules for places in Victoria – Statutory requirements for naming roads, features and localities 2016, a document it included in the Document Library on this page. Further information on the naming guidelines is provided by the State Government at Place Naming - Naming Rules.
How to have your say
Submissions can be made via email or post. In your submission indicate if you support the proposed name and briefly discuss why and/or demonstrate how the proposal does not conform to the Naming rules for places in Victoria – Statutory requirements for naming roads, features and localities 2016.
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org with NP236 – PRINCE OF WALES RECREATION RESERVE PRECINCT in the subject line.
- Post: Letter addressed to the Manager Revenue and Procurement Services and can be mailed to Post Office Box 655 BALLARAT VIC 3353 quoting then reference NP236 – PRINCE OF WALES RECREATION RESERVE PRECINCT.
Submissions on the proposed name are invited and will be received by Council until 5pm Friday 3rd June 2022.
If no submissions are made it will be assumed that there are no objections and Council will proceed with the road naming process.