Road name changes afoot

By Ashleigh Fielding | posted on August 22, 2019

PUBLIC comment is now open regarding proposed road name changes to portions of five streets in Little Grove.

Parts of Queen Street, Marine Terrace, Rushy Lane, Stubbs Road and O’Connell Street will be considered to form three larger streets – Rushy Crescent, Friend Court and Stubbs Close.

City of Albany Acting Executive Director for Development Services Jan van der Mescht said the City was considering the road renaming in response to feedback from local residents.

“The aim is to remove any confusion to emergency service responders, service providers and visitors to the area while also bringing the street addressing into alignment with current road naming practices as outlined in the Geographic Names Committee Policy and Standards for Geographical Naming in Western Australia,” he said.

Mr van der Mescht added that the proposal also addressed road name duplication, such as Marine Terrace – there is one in Little Grove and one in Middleton Beach.

He reiterated the proposal was in its very early stages of community consultation and changes to street numbering would be addressed through this process.

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Public submissions regarding this proposal can be made to the City up until October 4 via mail – Zoe Sewell, City of Albany, PO Box 484, Albany WA 6331 – or by email – [email protected]


Image: Courtesy City of Albany.