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Proposed renaming of Council buildings

Council is proposing to rename the following Council buildings: -

 

Current Name

Proposed Name

Barry Road Community Activity Centre

36 Barry Road, Thomastown

Barry Road Community Centre

Epping Community Activity Centre

378 Findon Road, Epping

Epping Community Centre

 

Epping Memorial Hall

827 High Street, Epping

Epping Memorial Community Hall

 

Mill Park Heights Child Care Centre & The Heights Kindergarten

31 Morang Drive, Mill Park

Morang Drive Children’s Centre

 

Spring Street Hall

1 Spring Street, Thomastown

Spring Street Community Hall

Wollert Community Centre

525 Epping Road, Wollert

Wollert Community Hall

 


The proposed new names more accurately reflect the community’s use of each facility and are in accordance with Council’s Naming Policy for Features.

The proposed renaming is being undertaken in conjunction with Council’s Signage Policy and the ongoing installation of standardised signage for Council buildings and facilities.

 

Public Submissions

Members of the public are invited to provide feedback on the proposed renaming by 5.00pm on Friday 24 July.

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

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

If you object to any of the proposed names please identify which name you have an objection to and explain why you believe the renaming does not comply with any of the following general principles contained in Naming rules for places in Victoria 2016:

  • Ensuring public safety
  • Recognising the public interest
  • Linking the name to place
  • Ensuring names are not duplicated
  • Names must not be discriminatory
  • Recognition and use of Aboriginal languages in naming
  • Dual names (naming with two distinct parts, usually one part of non-Aboriginal language origin and the other of Aboriginal language origin).
  • Using commemorative names
  • Using commercial and business names is not allowed
  • Language (Names should be easy to pronounce).
  • Directional names such as north, south, east and west must be avoided.
  • 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

If you would like to make an objection it should be in writing and in English unless this unreasonably prevents or hinders you from participating.  If you are unable to provide your objection in writing and/or in English and there are any adjustments we can make to assist you, please contact Council on 9217 2294 to discuss the means by which you may make an objection.  If you do not speak English, we offer various language services to help you communicate with us including VITS and LanguageLinks.  If you have a hearing or speech impairment you may use the National Relay Service. 

Outcome

If you lodge an objection, Council will respond to your objection in writing and will notify you of the outcome of the public consultation.

Enquires

If you have any queries regarding the renaming proposal, please contact Council on 9217 2294 or by email to civic.administration@whittlesea.vic.gov.au.

Aerial Location Maps

Barry Road Community Activity Centre

Epping Community Activity Centre

Epping Memorial Hall

Mill Park Heights Child Care Centre & The Heights Kindergarten 

Spring Street Hall

Wollert Community Centre