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Walking track naming proposal - Paynesville

Council has received a request to name a walking track in Paynesville - Dinni Birraark Walk. The extended community is invited to provide feedback on this proposal.

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The proposal has been made by members of Paynesville Landcare / Coastcare Group Inc.


The proposal includes the following information:

The walk is currently in two sections on either side of Newlands Arm and connected by Jones Rd and Lake Victoria Rd. The walk has over the last few years been improved and opened up by Paynesville Landcare / Coastcare and is now a very popular walk with both tourists and locals. Giving the walk an appropriate aboriginal name would improve its tourist potential and support the development of cultural heritage signage and information along it.


The proposal seeks to name the whole walking track commencing along the Paynesville foreshore and extending all the way to Dawsons Cove.  This will incorporate the area currently referred to as Sunset Cove Walking Track.


The proposed name “Dinni Birraark Walk’ was considered by the Native Title Cultural Heritage Subcommittee and has been approved for use by GLaWAC.


"Dinni Birraark" (note spelling 2 r's 2 a's)

Gunai/Kurnai songs were composed by a “Dinni Birraark”, a senior songster and ritual specialist, where dinni is the word for “old” and the birraark is the name of an expert who was skilled in songs and magic. “Dinni Birraark” were said to fly and see beyond the physical world.


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 11 December 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, Friday 11 December 2020.












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