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 the Naming rules for places in Victoria

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.

Information for new road name/s - subdivisions

Road names for subdivisions that propose new roads are commonly supplied by the developer, although land surveyors can help in this process as they must be included in the submitted Plan of Subdivision. 

Council is the responsible road naming authority and therefore the proposed names must be approved by Council. These must be approved prior to the Certification of the Plan of Subdivision as they are required to be shown on this plan.

The developer, land surveyor, and Council will work collaboratively through this process to develop compliant road names for subdivisions.

Refer to The Naming Rules for places in Victoria for guidelines to assist in selecting proposed road names.

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.

Recognition and use of Aboriginal languages

Traditional languages are deeply entwined in Country, offering an ideal opportunity to connect language to a place.

Council encourages opportunities to use traditional languages for feature naming in accordance with the Naming Rules.

When considering using a Traditional Owner/Custodian name or names in the proposal, consultation must occur with the relevant Traditional Owner/Custodian group(s) to determine an appropriate name and receive written consent for the use of that name being registered for the feature or locality. Should you wish to consider the use of the traditional language for feature naming, it is highly recommended that you visit The naming rules for places in Victoria - Aboriginal place naming

Macedon Ranges is located on the Country of the Dja Dja Wurrung, Taungurung and Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung Peoples. For further information about the Traditional Owner/Custodian groups within the Macedon Ranges visit Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Reconciliation 

For more information, email or call (03) 5422 0333.