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Notice of Intent to rename road (Section of Lanes Road to Bosses Road)

Notice is hereby given that Council intends to proceed with the proposal to rename a section of Lanes Road from Princes Highway, Nicholson to Middle Creek. Council has reviewed all names and considers the new name proposed of “Bosses Road” is the most suitable name given that it has support from affected property owners and has a direct link to the area.

The extended community is invited to provide feedback on this proposal.

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Bosses Road was put forward as a preferred name by an affected property owner and was supported by several other affected owners.


History - Bosses Road

Johann Christian Bosse (1836 -1923) was granted a section of land under Section 19 of the Land Act at Broadlands. In 1876 he was the first man to operate the punt over the Nicholson River. In 1894 he and his family took over the hotel at Nicholson and on the 5th April 1895 it burnt down. Unfortunately, at this time Mrs Bosse lost her life. Members of the Bosse family owned land in the area from 1874 to around the late 1950’s.


The name Bosses is considered to have a direct link to the area of land where Lanes Road starts at the Princes Highway; being adjacent to Bosses Swamp at Nicholson.


Council considers this proposal adheres to the Naming rules for places in Victoria – Statutory requirements for naming roads, features and localities – 2016 (The Naming Rules) and the Australian New Zealand Standards for rural and urban addressing AS/NZS 4819:2011.


In accordance with the Naming Rules, this is the final consultation process in which members of the community now have 30 days to provide feedback on the proposal.  Anyone wanting to object to this name, can do so if they consider that this name is not compliant with the Naming rules for places in Victoria – Statutory requirements for naming roads, features and localities 2016 (the naming rules). 


The full version of the naming rules can be found at www.delwp.vic.gov.au/namingplaces.  




Anybody can provide feedback on this proposal.  If you do not support the proposal you must indicate why the proposal does not comply with The Naming Rules.  Feedback must be received by 30 November 2020 and will not be considered a valid objection if it does not address why the name is not considered to be compliant with the naming rules.


Feedback must be in writing and can be submitted as shown below:


How to submit your objection

Submissions close 5pm, Monday 30 November 2020




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