Queanbeyan City Council is inviting members of the community to suggest names to be added to its Street Naming Register for new streets within the City.
“Our city’s population expected to almost double within the next 30 years,” said Queanbeyan Mayor, Cr Tim Overall. “Council is in the process of planning for significant growth in our urban area. However, the number of names currently on our Street Naming Register is not sufficient to meet this projected demand for new streets and, accordingly, we are inviting members of the public to suggest new names which could be added to the register.”
Anyone interested in making a nomination should do so in writing to the Council and can be either:
- · A specific name or names to be nominated accompanied by a paragraph on the history of the name or names and their significance to the City of Queanbeyan or to a particular area of the City, or
· A theme for street naming (such as explorers, native animals, gemstones etc) and an outline of why such a theme would be appropriate to the city
“Nominations received will need to meet guidelines set by the NSW Geographical Names Board,” said Cr Overall. “This means that suggested names must not duplicate existing names within a local government area or adjacent local government area; not be similar or could be confused with existing street names; must be appropriate to the physical, historical or cultural character of the area covered; names of living people should not be used; names which are offensive, incongruous or of a commercial entity should be avoided; they should be easy to read, spell and pronounce; long names and double-barrelled names should be avoided; and apostrophe marks will not be included.”
Council will shortly be publicly advertising calling for the nomination of possible street names. The advertisement will set out the criteria which must be considered by those wishing to submit a nomination.
Nominations for names to be added to Queanbeyan City Council’s Street Naming Register must be received by Monday, 22 December 2008.
They should be addressed to –
Street Naming Register Nominations
Queanbeyan City Council
PO Box 90