Council is proposing to name an unnamed lane along the Great Alpine Road, Omeo, as Quartz Lane.
The location and extent of the road proposed to be renamed is shown below:
The extended community is invited to provide feedback on this proposal.
Council received a request from Ambulance Victoria to name several roads, lanes, and tracks in the Omeo area to reduce confusion for responders in emergency situations and other service providers.
Affected property owners have now been contacted for feedback regarding this naming proposal on three separate occasions.
After limited feedback, the name Quartz Lane has been selected for this naming proposal.
The Dry Gully goldfield was the first to use a quartz crusher to extract gold. The Dry Gully goldfield was in the vicinity of the lane being named.
The local common name for the lane is Dry Gully Lane, but, unfortunately Dry Gully Road is only 2.5km west of the lane, creating a naming duplication issue (non-compliant with the Naming Rules for Place in Victoria).
Omeo – Its first 100 years: “At a point when alluvial deposits were diminishing, a miner walked into E J Johnston’s general store to cash in some gold. Johnston paid the man his cash, but as he weighted the gold, he noticed something stuck to the pieces of ore. It was quartz. It heralded the meaning of reef mining. And a new boom. The first venture into quartz mining was at the Dry Gully field with the first battery being established at Mountain Creek”.
The above proposed road renaming adheres to the Naming Rules for Places in Victoria – Statutory Requirements for Naming Roads, Features and Localities 2022 (the Naming Rules) and Australian New Zealand Standard for Rural and Urban Addressing AS/NZS 4819:2011.
Affected property owners/ratepayers/occupiers are being consulted regarding the renaming proposal and Council will advertise the results of this consultation in due course.
Community members are invited to respond to this proposal before its formal consideration by the Registrar of Geographic Names Victoria.
All comments must be in writing and can be submitted as shown below:
• Hand deliver your submission at any of Council’s Customer Service Centres;
• Post to PO Box 1618, Bairnsdale, 3875; or
• Email: email@example.com
All submissions must be received by 5.00pm, Friday 22 December 2023.