Street and Park Naming

Street and Park naming is a multi-step process with input from a number of sources, which helps to assure names selected are appropriate, relevant and meet the Geographical Names Board Guidelines.

Council’s Street Naming Committee (SNC) is the first step of this process.  The committee is responsible for considering applications and recommending new park and street names.

Name choice is bound by the Geographical Names Board (GNB) Naming Guidelines. The Geographical Names Board guidelines establish that:

  • Names should be easy to pronounce.
  • Names should not be duplicated with the same local government area and, if possible, surrounding local government areas.
  • If a name is chosen to commemorate a person, that person should no longer be living.
  • Historical and/or Aboriginal names are preferred, as are names encouraging multiculturalism.
  • Council and the GNB do not encourage the renaming of roads or parks that are already named.

More information, including place name guidelines and fact sheets, can be found at the Geographic Names Board Factsheets.

Naming Process

The general naming process is outlined below:

STEPSACTIONS
1. Request

All proposed street naming, park naming, suburb naming, renaming or naming of a place or object must be submitted in writing to Council using the Naming Request Form (Appendix 2).

The request must provide enough information to enable the location to be clearly identified, and must include a reason for the request. The form must be completed in full providing the contact name and address details of the applicant.

2. Selection of Name

All street, park and suburb naming will be assessed using the naming guidelines and in consultation with the GNB. The names will be checked for duplication using the GNB’s Online Road Naming System.

All other naming request will be evaluated using the naming guidelines. These requests are not required to be referred to the GNB.

If a selected name is of Aboriginal origin, the naming request will be referred to Council’s Aboriginal Consultative Committee for review.

If the naming request does not provide sufficient information, Council will request additional information. The applicant will be advised in writing when names do not comply with the Naming Convention Policy and the Geographical Names Board NSW Address Policy 2015.

3. Reporting to CouncilSuitable names will be referred to Council with a recommendation to begin the process of gazettal, with delegation to the Chief Executive Officer (or delegate).
4. Advertise Naming Request (excluding Park Naming)

If Council approves the recommendation, the request (excluding park naming) will be placed on public notification for 28 days in the local newspaper:

  1. For street naming requests, the GNB and other relevant state agencies (Australia Post, NSW Ambulance, Fire and Rescue NSW, NSW Rural Fire Service, NSW State Emergency Service, NSW Volunteer Rescue Association, Roads and Maritime Services and NSW Police Force) will be notified using the GNB’s Online Road Naming System to seek endorsement;
  2. For park naming requests, the GNB undertakes all community consultation and state agencies referrals (Australia Post, NSW Ambulance, Fire and Rescue NSW, NSW Rural Fire Service, NSW State Emergency Service, NSW Volunteer Rescue Association, Roads and Maritime Services and NSW Police Force) on behalf of Council. The GNB will notify Council once the park name has been gazetted;

If Council does not approve the recommendation, the applicant will be notified of the decision in writing.

5. Review Submissions

Council officers will consider all submissions during the public notification period. The three potential scenarios are as follows:

  1. If there are objections from the relevant state agencies, Council will not proceed with the naming request. The applicant will be notified of the outcome. A report to Council will be prepared for the next available meeting outlining the reason for rejection;
  2. If there are no objections, the naming request will proceed to the NSW Parliamentary Counsel’s Office (PCO) for gazettal under the delegation of the Chief Executive Officer (or delegate);
  3. Any submissions from the community during the public notification period will be considered.
  1. If there is strong community opposition, or reason to reconsider the proposal, a report will be prepared for the next available Council Meeting recommending withdrawal of the naming proposal.
  2. If Council decides to support the proposal, the naming request will proceed to the PCO for gazettal under the delegation of the Chief Executive Officer (or delegate).
  3. If Council decides not to adopt the naming proposal, then the applicant will be notified in writing outlining the reason for rejection.
6. GazettalIf supported, the naming request will be forwarded to the PCO to be placed in the NSW Government Gazette. The name is then legal, once published in the gazette.

Submitting a Name

To submit a street name for consideration please download Council’s Naming Request Form from the Council Forms page.

Naming Themes

Many areas in the Liverpool local government area have street name themes.  Some suburban street name themes include:

  • Middleton Grange and Len Waters Estate – aviation theme
  • Edmondson Park – military theme
  • Moorebank (Georges Fair) – brickmaking and local features theme
  • Horningsea Park and Carnes Hill – local early settlers theme
  • Voyager Point – native plants and wetland plants
  • Prestons Employment – aboriginal names
  • Prestons (residential) – plants and Australian towns
  • Casula – plants and aromatic spices
  • Hoxton Park and Carnes Hill – New South Wales towns (and Italian towns in an area that was built to house the Italian Olympic Team at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games)
  • Chipping Norton – Australian towns
  • Cecil Hills – royal names
  • Elizabeth Hills – English names and stock breeds
  • Hinchinbrook - birds

Last updated on 2017-07-12AEST13:06:08+1000