Council seeking proposed road names for use in the Bega Valley

Council is calling for contributions to its road names register, for future use throughout the shire.

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13 May 2024

Bega Valley Shire Council is calling for contributions to its road names register, for future use throughout the shire.

Council’s Property and Legal Manager, Rickee Marshall said Council has an updated Road Naming Procedure that complies with the Geographical Names Board’s (GNB) NSW Address Policy.

“This ensures a consistent approach to road naming that benefits emergency services, transport, goods and service delivery and the community,” Ms Marshall said.

“The policy supporting road naming is very specific about what can be considered so we encourage residents to read through the guidelines before providing suggestions.

“All suggestions should be emailed to Road names you consider specific to a town or village will need to be identified in your submission.”

Road names are to be based on the following thematic categories:

  • Local Aboriginal heritage
  • Early explorers, pioneers, settlers and historical figures
  • Natural environment, marine, flora or fauna.

Submissions close on Monday 1 July. All names suggested will be presented to the NSW GNB and Council for approval prior to inclusion on the pre-approved road naming list.

Interested parties are encouraged to review the NSW Address Policy on the Geographical Names Board website before providing a submission.

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