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NEW ROAD NAME - LEONGATHA

Unnamed Road off South Gippsland Higway - Leongatha

 
Proposed name
"AVERY"
 
Council Decision
South Gippsland Shire Council has endorsed the new road name of "AVERY LANE" and forwarded the proposal to Geographic Place Names for consideration and approval - 22 November 2017
The road naming proposal has been supported by the Office of Geographic Names and will be gazetted in the Victoria Government Gazette on Thursday, 21 December 2017

Implementation will be February 2018.

 
Significance / history of proposed name
The proposed name put forward to Council is “AVERY LANE” | after Harry Avery who had a small butchers shop in McCartin Street, Leongatha in the 1940’s and 1950’s. The Avery’s also owned the land adjacent to the unnamed road on the north side, later on in the 1960’s becoming the site for the Leongatha “Drive-In”.
 
Location Map
 Map
 
 
 
 
Road

NEW ROAD NAME - KOONWARRA

Unnamed Government Road off Caithness Road, in the locality of Koonwarra

 
Proposed name/s

"Darshan" | "Barguss" | "Millsom"

 
Council Decision
South Gippsland Shire Council has endorsed the new road name of "DARSHAN" and forwarded the proposal to Geographic Place Names for consideration and approval on 21 December 2017.  
Significance / history of proposed name/s
DARSHAN As put forward by the property owner, Darshan means 'to receive from, to receive uplifting glances and blessings from one who is in tune with nature.'  There is a Conservation Covenant on the bushland to the right of the road
BARGUSS Robert Barguss died of illness as a POW on the Burma Railway on 12 January 1944. Robert was from Koonwarra and has his name etched on the memorial gates in his honour in Koonwarra township. [Leongatha & District Historical Society]
MILLSOM Harry Millsom was in 2/22 Battalion at Rabaul and was executed by the Japanese as a POW on 8 March 1942. Harry lived and farmed at Tarwin and also has his name etched on the memorial gates in his honour in Koonwarra township. [Leongatha & District Historical Society]

 

 
Location Map 

Map

 
 
   
Road

NEW ROAD NAME - LEONGATHA

Unused Government Road, east of Tilly Court, Leongatha (Mitchell Estate Rise)

 
Proposed name
"Sadies Way"  
Council Decision
South Gippsland Shire Council has endorsed the new road name of "SADIES WAY" and will forward the proposal to Geographic Place Names for consideration and approval  
Significance / history of proposed name
Sadie Foley, the daughter of Percy Luxford
(refer to 22 February 2017 Council Minutes below)
 
Map
(refer to the Public Notice below)  
Public notice
Public notice (map included)  
Council reports
22 February 2017 Council Minutes - commence a public consultation process - s.223 of the Local Government Act (LGA)
26 July 2017 - Council Minutes
 
Community consultation
February / March 2017 - Public consultation process commenced
Press Release - PR 1998 New estate needs new road names
 
Public submissions
(s.223 of LGA)
Closed - from 27 February - closes 5pm, 30 March 2017  
 
   
Road

ROAD NAME CHANGE - MEENIYAN

McIlwaine Street, Meeniyan

 
Council Decision

South Gippsland Shire Council has endorsed the new road names of “Hewett Street” & "Livingstone Lane" and forwarded the proposal to Geographic Place Names for consideration and approval.

The road naming proposal has been supported by the Office of Geographic Names and was gazetted in the Victoria Government Gazette on Thursday, 21 December 2017.

Implementation will be February 2018.

 
Significance / history of proposed name
Historical Information  
 
   
Road(s)

NEW ROAD NAMES - FOSTER

1.  Unnamed road off Elphicks Road, Foster
2.  Unnamed road off Devlin Road, Foster

 
Council Decision

South Gippsland Shire Council has endorsed the new road names of "STAPLETON ROAD" & HENDRAS LANE" and forwarded the proposal to Geographic Place Names for consideration and approval.

The road naming proposal has been supported by the Office of Geographic Names and was gazetted in the Victoria Government Gazette on Thursday, 21 December 2017.

Implementation will be February 2018.

 
Significance / history of proposed name
In recognition of Private Stapleton who passed away in action at Gallipoli on 25 April 1915.
In recognition of the Hendra family who have been in Foster since the early 1900s.
More information - refer to 22 February 2017 Council Minutes below.
 
Public notice

Public Notice - 28 June Council Meeting

Public notice (map included). - 22 February Council Meeting

 

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.