Place Names Committee

Guidelines for naming of places

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The following guidelines have been prepared to assist persons in selecting suitable names to submit to the Committee for the naming of streets, parks and reserves under the Place Names Act.

The Committee will consider all suggestions and these guidelines in no way inhibit the Committee from considering or recommending names which appear to fall outside them.

Anyone can propose a new place name, but the Committee has adopted rules of naming which act as guiding principles for any proposals.

They are generally as follows:-