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ROAD NAME CHANGE | MCDONALD ST EAST TO SIMPSON ST | FOSTER

Proposed Name SIMPSON STREET
Reason for the re-naming Geographic Names Victoria - Naming rules for places in Victoria – Statutory requirements for naming roads, features and localities – 2016, provide a strong basis for standardised and unambiguous naming procedures across the state. Under these rules - Principle (K) Cardinal directions (north, south, east and west) must be avoided & Principle (D) Ensuring names are not duplicated - Duplicates are considered to be two (or more) names within close proximity, or names that are identical or have similar spelling or pronunciation such as ‘McDonald Street’.

Public safety is paramount and by renaming McDonald Street East to Simpson Street and registering the new name with Geographic Names Victoria, will ensure emergency services can locate all properties on these roads by providing a unique road name and appropriate property numbering. Members of the public can provide feedback on the proposed name.
Consultation All name submissions must comply with Naming rules for places in Victoria – Statutory requirements for naming roads, features and localities – 2016.

Submissions close - 5 January 2019.
Location Map Map
Council Meeting 2019

 

Road ROAD NAME CHANGE | MAIR CRESCENT & LITTLE PRINCES STREET | KORUMBURRA
Proposed Names

"PAM" | "GARRARD"

Part section of 'MAIR CRESCENT' off Princes Street - to be renamed as GARRARD STREET.

Part section of 'LITTLE PRINCES STREET' off Mair Crescent -  to be renamed as PAM LANE.

Reason for the re-naming

The construction of the Karmai Community Children’s Centre, at 22 Princes Street, Korumburra, has now divided Little Princes St into 2 parts along with the section of Mair Cres off Princes St.

Public safety is paramount. By renaming these 2 roads and registering the new names with the Office of Geographic Names, will ensure emergency services can locate all properties on these roads by providing a unique road name and appropriate property numbering.

  Significance / history of proposed names

PAM

Abraham Pam, born in 1867 (born probably in London) and his brother Maurice, both had a Korumburra connection.  Both had sons who served in WW1:  Henry George, son of Abraham, and Gabriel, son of Maurice. Abraham Pam and his wife Caroline are both buried at the Korumburra Cemetery.  Abraham was a bootmaker who had a business in the early days of Korumburra, coming to the town in the early 1900s. Abraham and his wife lived in a house in Princes Street.

'GARRARD'

'STAG'

“Stag” Garrard, was employed in delivering coal around the town, delivering coal by horse and dray to residents of Korumburra.  During the depression he lost his job, sacked by the mine manager of the time.  Union influence led to him being reinstated, but the manager did not agree.  “Stag” was in a situation where he was humiliated by this manager, and in his response he became a hero of the town’s people, and in so doing the incident was reported in daily papers of the time. 

“Stag” Garrard is remembered at ‘Coal Creek Park and Museum’, buried there with a memorial that tells his story.

Both Names have been supplied by Korumburra & District Historical Society.

 

Location Map
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Consultation

Members of the public can provide feedback on the proposed names.

All name submissions must comply with Naming rules for places in Victoria – Statutory requirements for naming roads, features and localities – 2016.

Submissions Closed - 31 August 2018.

South gippsland Shire has been unable to locate existing family members to seek permission to use the proposed names and calls for consent from the family or requests family contact details from the community.

email: council@southgippsland.vic.gov.au.

Council Meeting 
28 November 2018
Council Decision
  • Rename the road known as Mair Crescent, heading south/west off Princes Street, Korumburra (section 1) as “Stag Street” and renumber all affected properties accordingly.
  • Rename the road known as Little Princes Street, heading west off Mair Crescent, Korumburra (section 2) as “Pam Lane” and renumber all affected properties accordingly.

The New road names have now been for forwarded to Geographic Names Victoria for final approval and adoption.

    

 

Road

NEW ROAD NAME | UNNAMED RD OFF FOSTER MT BEST RD | MT BEST

Proposed name/s

“STAGECOACH” - COBB AND CO” - “COACH HOUSE”

Significance / history of proposed name/s

The names have been put forward by the Mt Best Community Hall Association and have a history associated with the road and area.

This road and a road further to the south known as Smith Rd off Franklin River Rd, use to be joined and the track was used as the Cobb & Co Stagecoach route.  The old house was at one stage a wayward stop for the stagecoach.

 Consultation   

Members of the public can provide feedback on the proposed names.

All name submissions must comply with Naming rules for places in Victoria – Statutory requirements for naming roads, features and localities – 2016.

Submissions Close - 13 December 2018.

email: council@southgippsland.vic.gov.au.

Location Map 

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Council Meeting
2019
Council Decision
The official name of the Unnamed Rd will be decided, subject to South Gippsland Shire Council’s approval at the next available Council Meeting and will then be forwarded to Geographic Names Victoria for final approval and adoption.

 

 
Road NEW ROAD NAME | UNNAMED RD OFF MAIN ST | STONY CREEK
Proposed name/s "Crole" or  "Slade"
Road Type Street
Significance / history of proposed name/s

South Gippsland Shire Council has received 2 proposed names for this unnamed road from the Leongatha & District Historical Society.

The names put forward have a history associated with the road and area.

  • ‘Vernon Crole’ was associated with Stony Creek and died in WWI.
  • ‘Ethel Slade’ was the first teacher at Stony Creek School.
Consultation

Members of the public can provide feedback on the proposed names.

All name submissions must comply with Naming rules for places in Victoria – Statutory requirements for naming roads, features and localities – 2016.

Submissions Close - 17 December 2018.

South Gippsland Shire has been unable to locate existing family members to seek permission to use the proposed names and calls for consent from the family or requests family contact details from the community.

email: council@southgippsland.vic.gov.au.

   
Road NEW ROAD NAME | UNNAMED RD OFF MILLER ST | DUMBALK
Proposed name/s  "SEERS"
Reason for naming a private road

Public safety is paramount.

By naming this private road and registering the new name with the Office of Geographic Names, will ensure emergency services can locate all properties on this road by providing a unique road name and appropriate property numbering.

Significance / history of proposed name/s
The proposed name has been put forward by the Leongatha & District Historical Society.
 
 'Seers'  was the first post master of the Woorayl Post 1906 to 1922 in the township of Dumbalk.
Consultation

Members of the public can provide feedback on the proposed names.

All name submissions must comply with Naming rules for places in Victoria – Statutory requirements for naming roads, features and localities – 2016.

Submissions Close - 17 December 2018.

South Gippsland Shire has been unable to locate existing family members to seek permission to use the proposed names and calls for consent from the family or requests family contact details from the community.

email: council@southgippsland.vic.gov.au.

Location Map Map
Council Meeting 2019
Council Decision The official name of the Unnamed Rd will be decided, subject to South Gippsland Shire Council’s approval at the next available Council Meeting and will then be forwarded to Geographic Names Victoria for final approval and adoption.
   

Road Name History

 

 

The historical component of road names of how or whom the road was named after is available on the VICNAMES website; the state's official Register of Geographic Names.

For a list of Council roads that have historical data please view the below form.
Road Names History

Want to speak with someone

Please contact Jo Cox, Technical Officer, on (03) 5662 9200 or email
council@southgippsland.vic.gov.au.