Road renaming proposal - Graves Street, Kilmore

Mitchell Shire Council is proposing to rename the section of Graves Street, Kilmore that is located north of Allen Street. In February 2019, Council released a number of names for consideration. Following previous consultation, community members have identified a name of "Doolans Lane".

The name recognises the Doolan Family, long standing community members with historical ties to the proposed area affected by the name change.

We are now seeking input on that name.

Submissions close 9am, Monday 6 January 2020.

Mitchell Shire Council is proposing to rename the section of Graves Street, Kilmore that is located north of Allen Street. In February 2019, Council released a number of names for consideration. Following previous consultation, community members have identified a name of "Doolans Lane".

The name recognises the Doolan Family, long standing community members with historical ties to the proposed area affected by the name change.

We are now seeking input on that name.

Submissions close 9am, Monday 6 January 2020.

  • What is proposed?

    6 months ago
    Council is proposing to rename the section of Graves Street north of Allen Street to ‘Doolans Lane.

    The name “Doolans Lane” recognises the Doolan Family, long standing community members with historical ties to the proposed area affected by the name change.
    Council is proposing to rename the section of Graves Street north of Allen Street to ‘Doolans Lane.

    The name “Doolans Lane” recognises the Doolan Family, long standing community members with historical ties to the proposed area affected by the name change.
  • Where is the affected area?

    6 months ago
    Map

    The area affected is the part of Graves Street north of Allen Street (click to see full image).


    The area affected is the part of Graves Street north of Allen Street (click to see full image).


  • Why is the change needed?

    6 months ago

    Improved safety and access

    This change is necessary due to potential confusion as this section of Graves Street is separated from the main section of the road by an unmade segment where there are currently no future plans for development. It is also important that emergency services can readily identify and access a property. The current situation opens up the possibility that emergency vehicles may be delayed by entering the wrong section of Graves Street.

    Subdivision applications

    Recent applications for planning permits for subdivisions along Grave Street have prompted the need to review the addressing of all properties in the street.

    As part of this review, it was highlighted that an unmade section of Graves Street between Green Street and Allen Street has the potential to cause confusion for anyone trying to locate properties on Graves Street that are north of Allen Street.


    Improved safety and access

    This change is necessary due to potential confusion as this section of Graves Street is separated from the main section of the road by an unmade segment where there are currently no future plans for development. It is also important that emergency services can readily identify and access a property. The current situation opens up the possibility that emergency vehicles may be delayed by entering the wrong section of Graves Street.

    Subdivision applications

    Recent applications for planning permits for subdivisions along Grave Street have prompted the need to review the addressing of all properties in the street.

    As part of this review, it was highlighted that an unmade section of Graves Street between Green Street and Allen Street has the potential to cause confusion for anyone trying to locate properties on Graves Street that are north of Allen Street.


  • Why are we asking for input over the Christmas/New Year period?

    22 days ago

    We wouldn't normally consult over the Christmas/New Year period.

    Under state legislation, we are required to provide 30 days' notice at this stage of consultation.

    Given this project has been going on for nearly a year, we didn't want to delay it any further.

    People directly affected by the proposed change have been contacted in mid November.

    The opportunity for the wider community to provide input will be promoted in November and December.

    We wouldn't normally consult over the Christmas/New Year period.

    Under state legislation, we are required to provide 30 days' notice at this stage of consultation.

    Given this project has been going on for nearly a year, we didn't want to delay it any further.

    People directly affected by the proposed change have been contacted in mid November.

    The opportunity for the wider community to provide input will be promoted in November and December.