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Proposed change of boundary locality for 182 & 182W Greenhills Road, Thomastown to be included in the locality of Bundoora

Council received a request from Urbis Pty Ltd on behalf of Wolf Development, the owners of the site at 182 Greenhills Road, Thomastown to have the locality boundary between Thomastown and Bundoora changed to include the property located at 182 Greenhills Road, Thomastown in the locality of Bundoora

We have received a request from Urbis Pty Ltd on behalf of Wolf Developments, the owners of the site at 182 Greenhills Road, Thomastown to have the locality boundary between Thomastown and Bundoora changed to include the property located at 182 Greenhills Road, Thomastown in the locality of Bundoora.  

In considering this request Council resolved on 6 October 2020 to consult with the community in relation to the following proposal:

That the boundary locality for 182 & 182W Greenhills Road, Thomastown be changed to be included in the locality of Bundoora.  The location and extent of the proposal is shown in the map below.   

The site at 182W Greenhills Road, Thomastown is a Council reserve and the access point to this reserve is from 182 Greenhills Road. 

A preliminary assessment of the proposal against the State Government Naming Rules for places in Victoria, (Naming Rules) indicates that the request meets the following general principles:

  • Ensures public safety as the request would not likely adversely affect public or operational safety for emergency response or cause confusion for transport, communication and mail services; and
  • Recognises the public interest as access to the site is from Greenhills Road, Bundoora through Messini Place and there is no access to the site from Thomastown.

Public submissions

You are invited to provide feedback on the renaming proposal by 5.00pm on 12 November 2020 by:

Email: civic.administration@whittlesea.vic.gov.au or

Post: City of Whittlesea Locked Bag 1, Bundoora MDC 3083. 

If you object please provide reasons why the renaming does not comply with any of the following general principles included in the Naming rules for places in Victoria – Statutory requirements for naming roads, features and localities – 2016:

  • Principle (A) Ensuring public safety
  • Principle (B) Recognising the public interest
  • Principle (C) Linking the name to place
  • Principle (D) Ensuring names are not duplicated
  • Principle (E) Names must not be discriminatory
  • Principle (F) Recognition and use of Aboriginal languages in naming
  • Principle (G) Dual names (naming with two distinct parts, usually one part of non-Aboriginal language origin and the other of Aboriginal language origin. To avoid possible confusion for addressing or the provision of emergency management, dual names cannot be adopted for roads.)
  • Principle (H) Using commemorative names
  • Principle (I) Using commercial and business names is not allowed
  • Principle (J) Language (Names should be easy to pronounce. Prefixes, symbols, punctuation marks and abbreviations are not allowed.)
  • Principle (K) Directional names north, south, east and west must be avoided.
  • Principle (L) Assigning extent to a road, feature or locality (Council must clearly define the area and/or extent to which the name will apply.)

Further information on these general principles and the Naming rules can be accessed via the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning website at:

http://www.dtpli.vic.gov.au/property-and-land-titles/naming-places-features-and-roads/naming-rules-for-places-in-victoria

Support and Assistance

Your submission to Council should be in writing and in English. If you are unable to provide your suggestion in writing and/or in English, please contact the Governance Department by phone on 9217 2294 to discuss alternative ways you may be able to have your say on this issue.

If you do not speak English, we offer various language services to help you communicate with us including Victorian Interpreting and Translating Services VITS and LanguageLinks.  If you have a hearing or speech impairment you may use the National Relay Service by calling 133 677. 

 

Public Submissions Meeting

Any person who makes a submission can appear at the meeting to be heard in support of their submission or nominate a person to do so on their behalf.

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic and physical distancing requirements, a Committee of Council will meet remotely to hear public submissions via videoconferencing or teleconferencing. The date and time of this meeting is to be confirmed.

If you wish to appear at the meeting to be heard in support of their submission, or be represented by another person and there are any adjustments we can make to assist you to actively participate, please inform the Governance Team at the time of making your submission on 9217 2294 or email civic.administration@whittlesea.vic.gov.au.

Submitters are generally allocated five minutes to speak in support of their submission. 

A Committee of Council will hear any submitters and consider all submissions.  Recommendations regarding submissions will be considered at the Council Meeting to be held at 3:00pm on 7 December 2020. 

Once a decision is made by Council, each submitter will be notified in writing of the outcome.

Enquiries

If you have any questions regarding the renaming proposal or would like further information, please contact Amanda Marijanovic, Team Leader Governance Administration on 9217 2294 or by email to civic.administration@whittlesea.vic.gov.au.

Privacy Notification Statement

Your personal information will be used by Council for the purpose of contacting you to provide feedback on the outcome of your submission or to invite you to appear at the Public Submissions Meeting to be heard in support of their submission.  It is not compulsory for you to provide Council with your personal information. If you do not, Council will be unable to contact you to seek further information on your submission or to inform you of the outcome of your submission.

Details of your submissions may appear in a Council Meeting Agenda which will be published on Council’s website.  Your name will be recorded, but your address and other personal information will not be disclosed.  Copies of submissions will be placed in a register which is available for inspection by the public for a period of 12 months. Public submissions are placed on a Council file and retained in accordance with the Public Records Act.  If you wish to check or update your personal information, please contact Council on 9217 2170.

 

Webpage current 8 October 2020.