Naming of features, localities and roads is a local government responsibility under the Local Government Act 1989. Council is required to seek public comment before making any decision on a naming proposal. Naming proposals are conducted according to the Guidelines for Geographic Names 2010, V2.
Background to the Proposed Naming
To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Hepburn Mineral Springs Reserve in March 2015, Council marked the occasion with the construction of a new pedestrian bridge that replaced one of the early structures located over the creek adjacent to the entrance car park. The previous Hepburn Mineral Springs Reserve Advisory Committee, the Organisation Committee for the 150th Anniversary Event and the Friends of the Hepburn Mineral Springs Reserve submitted a proposal to Council to name the pedestrian bridge, Anniversary Bridge.
Council has deemed that the proposed new name is in line with the State Government’s naming requirements. The proposal also has the informal support of local community members. Council has subsequently endorsed the name for public consultation. See below for a map of the location of the bridge subject to the naming proposal.
Submissions and Objections
Any interested individual or organisation may make a submission in support of, or opposing the naming proposal. Submissions must be in writing (emailed submissions are accepted) and clearly show the name and postal address of the person or organisation making the submission. If no valid submissions are received, it will be assumed that there are no objections to this proposal. Submissions close at 5pm on Wednesday, 9 December 2015.
Submissions and enquiries must be directed to:
Hepburn Shire Council
PO Box 21
DAYLESFORD VIC 3460
Ph: 5348 2306
No late submissions will be accepted.
All submissions received by the relevant Officer before the closing date will be taken into account before Council makes a decision. If two or more submissions are received from the same organisation, person or property, they will be treated as one submission unless they contain conflicting viewpoints. If a submission reveals significant new information, the proposal may be deferred to allow further research and/or readvertised to allow further comment.
After choosing a name
Local councils must notify the Registrar of Geographic Names of new or altered features, localities or roads. This is done by notifying the Registrar in writing of Council’s endorsement of the proposal, with a map or plan on which the subject feature/locality/road has been depicted and can be identified.
General information about the principles and policies of the place naming process can be obtained from the Guidelines for Geographic Names 2010, V2., or contact the Registrar of Geographic Names at:
Further information contact:
The Registrar of Geographic Names
Office of Geographic Names
GPO Box 527
Melbourne VIC 3001
Phone: +61 3 8636 2525
Fax: +61 3 8636 2776