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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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
A request doesn't need to be detailed, but it must include:
Note that Council is obliged to act on situations that could result in delays to emergency services.
General information about the principles and policies of the place naming process can be obtained from the Victorian Government
You can also contact the Registrar of Geographic Names.