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Road naming

Introduction

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 should be done in accordance with the Guidelines for Geographic Names 2010, Version 2.

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.

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.

How to find out more

General information about the principles and policies of the place naming process can be obtained from the Guidelines for Geographic Names or contact the Registrar of Geographic Names at:

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