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Road naming

Cemetery Road, Newstead

Road names are critical in directing emergency services and are necessary for mail delivery and road transport. Some road names are an important part of the Shire's historic and cultural heritage.

New road naming and renaming of duplicate named roads is a Council responsibility under the Local Government Act 1989, and must be done in accordance with the Naming rules published by the Office of Geographic Names.

Council cannot name or rename the following roads:

• Roads that are part of a subdivision. The naming of these roads is the responsibility of the developer/property owner.

• Highways or roads that are controlled by State Government or by State authorities such as VicRoads or the Department of Environment Land Water and Planning (DELWP)

How can you request that a road be named or renamed?

Any person or organisation may request that a road be named or renamed.

To request a name for a road that has no name, or for roads that have the same or similar name please submit your request in writing to the Governance Support Officer, Mount Alexander Shire Council, PO Box 185, Castlemaine 3450 or email info@mountalexander.vic.gov.au.

A request need not be detailed, but it must include:

• The name and postal address of the person or organisation making the request;
• Enough information to enable the place to be clearly identified including a map; and
• The reasons for the request.

Note that Council is obliged to act on situations that could result in delays to emergency services.

Road Naming Proposals

To provide feedback or a suggestion, please contact Council in writing by Friday 18 January 2019. Forward feedback to Augustine Sheppard at info@mountalexander.vic.gov.au or PO Box 185, Castlemaine.

Unnamed road between Campbells Creek - Fryers Road and Station Street, Campbells Creek - Dinnys Lane
Unnamed road that runs parallel and to the east of Duke Street, Castlemaine

How to find out more

General information about the principles and policies of the place naming process can be obtained from the Naming rules for places in Victoria, Statutory requirements for naming roads, features and localities - 2016 or contact the Registrar of Geographic Names.

Recently named roads

Escott Road, Fryerstown
Watjitigawa Lane, Walmer
Kimber Road, Faraday
Siding Road, Barkers Creek
Galaxia Lane, Guildford

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