Public Exhibition of draft update of Council's Road Naming Policy

Submissions closed on 26 November 2023, 06:00 PM


The Council is currently in the process of revising its Road Naming Policy, with the goal of garnering greater community support for the names of upcoming roads within the Shire. This revision aims to encourage and advocate for the inclusion of Gumbaynggirr Language Words in the naming of future roads, which will subsequently be presented to Council for evaluation. Additionally, a briefing on this policy review will be presented to Council members.

The reviewed policy contains the following key principles:
  1. NSW Government Policy must be followed, including:
    1. New South Wales Road Naming Policy – Geographical Names Board of New South Wales,
    2. New South Wales Address Policy .
  2. Emergency situations must be considered when proposing road names.
  3. Road names to be based on themes:
    1. local flora,
    2. local fauna,
    3. names connected to the region’s Indigenous history
  4. The names of individual people (living and deceased) will not be considered as a source of road names.
  5. The use of family names as a source of road names is discouraged.
  6. Council will consult with the Local Aboriginal Land Councils’ and representatives of the Gumbaynggirr people to develop a list of proposed road names for each area of the Shire.

The draft Road Naming Policy(PDF, 386KB)  is now on a 28-day public exhibition period with feedback requested from the community.

Feedback is requested via the attached form and s open until Sunday 26 November 2023.