What’s in a name? Steve Irwin Avenue

Rogue 20 May 2011 24

Just thought I would share this information seeing as how I’ve been eagerly awaiting it.  Myself and the other half picked up a block in Wright nearly 12 months ago, and have just discovered the “Theme” for the names of streets in the suburbs – an interesting mix of Butterflies, Poets and Environmentalists. 

Canberra is finally getting its very own “STEVE IRWIN AVENUE”

Crikey!

http://www.legislation.act.gov.au/di/2011-85/current/pdf/2011-85.pdf


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ma7trlb ma7trlb 11:54 am 23 May 11

Glad I’m not going to be living at seventy serventy street. Good luck ordering a pizza…

Rogue Rogue 10:29 am 23 May 11

Oops. Stupit end quote…

gospeedygo gospeedygo 10:29 am 23 May 11

Keijidosha said :

I just wish they’d drop the pretense and name the streets of a suburb after bogan icons. That way we’d end up with a cluster of classics such as Alf Stewart Way, Oprah Avenue, Cold Chisel Cresent, Peter Brock Drive, Charpelle Close, Kings of Leon Lane.

McMansion Boulevard.

Rogue Rogue 10:28 am 23 May 11

Ryan said :

Presumably your block wasn’t on Steve Irwin Avenue then, Rogue?

No, we got “David Fleay Street” which we have no idea how to pronounce – is it “Flea” or is it “Flay”?

Really it’s just such a bunch of random names, does anyone know if there is any way a protest can be lodged to have the name of a street changed?

Keijidosha Keijidosha 10:14 am 23 May 11

I just wish they’d drop the pretense and name the streets of a suburb after bogan icons. That way we’d end up with a cluster of classics such as Alf Stewart Way, Oprah Avenue, Cold Chisel Cresent, Peter Brock Drive, Charpelle Close, Kings of Leon Lane.

astrojax astrojax 7:00 am 22 May 11

breda said :

Do the Leyland Brothers get a street?

As for environmentalists, Steve Irwin was to the environment what John Laws was to poetry. Does the naming authority really think that in 50 or 100 years people will fondly remember Irwin as a great Australian environmentalist?

I vote for Stingray Place to even the score.

nice.

and only one leyland is dead yet, so probably not… is harry butler still with us?

LSWCHP LSWCHP 8:14 pm 21 May 11

breda said :

As for environmentalists, Steve Irwin was to the environment what John Laws was to poetry.

Gold. Absolute Gold. 🙂

breda breda 7:26 pm 21 May 11

Do the Leyland Brothers get a street?

As for environmentalists, Steve Irwin was to the environment what John Laws was to poetry. Does the naming authority really think that in 50 or 100 years people will fondly remember Irwin as a great Australian environmentalist?

I vote for Stingray Place to even the score.

Primal Primal 1:20 pm 21 May 11

Mr Evil said :

What comes next: Steven Segal Avenue or Chuck Norris Place?

Mick Dundee Avenue and Max Rockatansky Crescent would work better.

Stevian Stevian 12:47 pm 21 May 11

LSWCHP said :

Am I the only person in the country who thinks Mr Irwin was an irritating tosser and one of the most annoying blokes ever to appear on TV?

I agree 100%

screaming banshee screaming banshee 11:48 am 21 May 11

Mr Evil said :

What comes next: Steven Segal Avenue or Chuck Norris Place?

You’re mistaken, it wont be a place, or a street, or a circuit….it will just be Chuck Norris as in ‘I live at 53 Chuck Norris’

PBO PBO 10:31 am 21 May 11

If we go down that path then i vote for Alby Mangels Avenue.

Mr Evil Mr Evil 10:09 am 21 May 11

What comes next: Steven Segal Avenue or Chuck Norris Place?

Overheard Overheard 9:49 am 21 May 11

“Full names” is the phrase you’re looking for.

“Double barrel names” typically (not always) have a hyphen, e.g. Kingsford-Smith

And while Irwin may have been a tosser (and I wasn’t a fan), everyone does tend to remember him. The only performance of his I rated was on ‘Enough Rope’ with Andrew Denton. Quite illuminating about his eco-credentials.

Deref Deref 8:12 am 21 May 11

If we’re naming streets after television personalities, I want to live in Norman Gunston Avenue.

Ryan Ryan 10:40 pm 20 May 11

Presumably your block wasn’t on Steve Irwin Avenue then, Rogue?

Jethro said :

Why does Canberra feel the need to have these double-barrel names?

I don’t like the double-barrel names either – presumably its so they can easily commemorate two people who happen to share the same surname, as opposed to using just the surname in one instance, and the whole name in others?

bd84 bd84 9:54 pm 20 May 11

You have got to be kidding, that is just ridiculous. Why on earth would they name a street after a 3rd rate american celebrity who died being a moron? He was in no way a proper environmentailist. I’m surprised they didn’t slip “Jon Stanhope Place” into the list (it’s as close as you can get to Stanhopeless..), he would be just as worthy.

On a side note I wish they would stop using people’s full names for street names, there is no need for it and it just causes confusion. Last names will do.

LSWCHP LSWCHP 8:40 pm 20 May 11

Am I the only person in the country who thinks Mr Irwin was an irritating tosser and one of the most annoying blokes ever to appear on TV?

Having watched (with gritted teeth) a couple of his TV shows, I wasn’t surprised by his death, just the manner of it. I was certain he’d be eaten by a croc or bitten by a snake, so the the stingray method of departure struck me as being quite innovative.

Crikey!!!! Who’d’a thunk it??

Jethro Jethro 7:36 pm 20 May 11

Solidarity said :

The more double-barrel street names you have, the poorer your suburb.

Not sure whether your comment about wealth is true or not (never really thought about it), but am with you on looking down on double-barrel street names. Why not just Irwin Avenue? Why does Canberra feel the need to have these double-barrel names?

Pommy bastard Pommy bastard 7:10 pm 20 May 11

How about a “Mick Taylor Close”?

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