Naming a road, street or place

The naming of roads, streets and places within the shire is our responsibility under the Local Government Act 1989.

Community groups, members of the public and developers can approach Council with proposals to name or rename roads, streets, reserves, open spaces and other Council facilities. This naming process provides us with the opportunity to recognise local historic and cultural heritage. In this way a developed landscape is labelled.

To assist with naming, refer to our Naming protocol—for roads and places(PDF, 1MB). It has been drafted with reference to the Naming rules for places in Victoria

Before lodging a naming proposal, we recommend you read the supplementary documents to the Guidelines for Geographic Names 2010.

Existing roads

To name an unnamed road or to propose a name change to an existing road, complete an Application to Create or Amend a Road Name form.

Roads in new subdivisions

To propose name/s for roads and streets in new subdivisions, complete an application for New Road Name—Subdivisions form.

Names for reserves, open spaces and facilities

To propose name/s for reserves, open spaces and other Council facilities, complete an application to Create or Amend a Place Name form.

For more information, email governance@mrsc.vic.gov.au or call (03) 5422 0333.