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Road renaming proposal – Bairnsdale

Council is proposing to amend road names due to the newly opened bridge and extension of Giles Street. The extended community is invited to provide feedback on this proposal.
 Giles Street Road Aerial.PNG



Construction of the Giles Street bridge (opened 9 April 2019) has created a thoroughfare from Bosworth Road straight through to Dalmahoy Street. This naming proposal sees Giles Street extended and ending at Dalmahoy Street.


As a result of this extension, a section of Saleyard Road and Grant Street (to the north of the bridge) would be renamed ‘Giles Street’.


As the majority of Grant Street is to the north of the railway line, this proposal will solve the issue of the segmented part of Grant Street to the south side of the railway line.


This proposal will also realign Saleyard Road from the newly-created intersection (as part of the Giles Street Bridge project) and continue Saleyard Road alongside and behind the saleyards to Macarthur Street.


This will result in renaming the part of Bosworth Road that currently runs behind the saleyards. This part of Bosworth road is currently segmented due to the closure of the Bosworth Road bridge before the Giles Street Bridge was built. See the above map for the proposed road names.


The proposed road naming amendments are necessary due to the opening up of Giles Street and consideration for public safety and ease of identification.


These amendments adhere to the Naming rules for places in Victoria– Statutory requirements for naming roads, features and localities 2016 and Australian New Zealand Standards for rural and urban addressing AS/NZS 4819:2011.



This proposal complies with the Naming rules for places in Victoria – Statutory requirements for naming roads, features and localities – 2016.


Community members are invited to respond to this proposal before its formal consideration by the Office of Geographic Names.


How to provide feedback

All comments must be in writing. You can:

 Submissions close Friday 6 September 2019 at 5.00 pm.


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