Place strategy

New Location Naming Strategy: Bayside

Bayside Council has approved a draft naming policy which will now be on public display and open for community submissions and comments for 28 days.

“It’s important that the new names reflect the values ​​and history of our community while embracing the future and aspirations of Bayside,” said Mayor Dr. Christina Curry.

“Council recognizes the importance of place names, and this policy will help ensure that the names selected are appropriate to the physical, historical and cultural character of the area.”

This policy reflects legislative and regulatory guidelines, ensuring that reserves, roads, facilities, places, bridges and other geographic features within Bayside LGA are named or renamed in a consistent, consultative and transparent manner.

Bayside is an evolving place, with new residents, workers, businesses and developments shaping and changing our experience of our local environment.

This overarching policy ensures that the names we give to places convey their meaning through a sense of history, identity and connection between people and place.

This policy :

  • To provide a clear and succinct framework for staff and council when considering place naming proposals within Bayside LGA.
  • Align the Council’s place naming policy with that administered by the Geographic Names Board of NSW
  • Make sure place names reflect the physical, historical and cultural character of the area.

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