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Road naming proposal – Unnamed Road in WY YUNG to ‘Caitlyns Lane’
Date of Issue: 
November 15, 2023

Road naming proposal – Unnamed Road in WY YUNG to ‘Caitlyns Lane’.

Council is proposing to name an Unnamed Road in WY YUNG ‘Caitlyns 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 proposal from Caitlyn Fischer’s family to name an Unnamed Road in Wy Yung, ‘Caitlyns Lane’.  The proposal included extensive evidence linking the name to the place, and of Caitlyn’s standing in the community (Principles ‘C’ & ‘I’ of the Naming Rules for Places in Victoria).

Council has investigated this proposal and confirms that the Fischer family have lived in the immediate area for more that a century. Caitlyn was an outstanding student, both academically and athletically, representing her school in various sporting disciplines. She was a peer support leader and made herself available to assist at junior sporting events.

Caitlyn was talented horse rider. Years of practice and hard work saw her being selected for the Equestrian Victorian, Junior Eventing Squad, where she was very successful. At the age of 19, while competing in the Sydney International Horse Trails in 2016, Caitlyn tragically died in a horse-riding accident.  

A coroner’s inquest into Caitlyn’s death made 31 recommendations to improve safety in Equestrian sports. Equestrian Australia appointed a National Safety Officer to work through and implement each of the recommendations, creating a safer environment for competitors locally, statewide, and nationally.

Cailyn’s positive impact on the community and people around her is evident by the awards that have been created to honor her.

Gippsland Grammar

• Caitlyn Fischer Encouragement Award – Presented to a Years 6 student at the Bairnsdale campus.

• Caitlyn’s Garden – located at the Bairnsdale Early Learning Centre, Gippsland Grammar


• Caitlyn Fischer Memorial Performance Award – Bairnsdale Adult Equestrian Club

• Caitlyn Fischer Memorial Award – Melbourne International 3 Day Event

The above proposed road naming 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 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 – 2022.

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:

How to provide feedback

• Hand deliver your submission at any of Council’s Customer Service Centers;

• Post to PO Box 1618, Bairnsdale 3875; or

• Email us:

All submissions must be received by 5.00pm, Friday 15 December 2023.

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