Wednesday 26 August 2015
A road on the western side of the Princes Highway opposite the intersection to Government Road in Eden is still unnamed.
Bega Valley Shire Council had planned to name it Lindwall Road as Lindwall was provided to Council by the Eden sub-branch of the Returned Service League of Australia and complies with Council’s policy procedure which allows naming roads in the names of war service men and women who died in, or as a result of, active service.
Robert (Bob) Gordon Lindwall was an Eden man who died in action in 1945. He was 23.
However, when the proposed name was advertised for public comment, there was a submission suggesting that the unnamed road to be named Palestine Road.
Ms Sue Horton advised that the area was known as the Palestine subdivision dated 1897 and she said that people of a certain age remembered Palestine, the people and the stories and still refer to it as a locality.
At their recent meeting, Councillors resolved to uphold the objection and to advertise that the unnamed road be named as Palestine Road.
If there are no further objections received during the exhibition period the Geographical Names Board will be requested to formally gazette the name Palestine Road and then Council staff will complete the formal road naming process and arrange new signage.
Any person may lodge a written submission regarding the proposal with Council within a period of twenty eight (28) days.
Submissions are to be addressed to the General Manager, Bega Valley Shire Council, PO Box 492, Bega NSW 2550 and are to be received by Friday, 2 October 2015.
Further information regarding this proposal can be obtained by contacting Council’s Property Services Officer on 6499 2277.