At Tuesday night’s (26/06) Ordinary Meeting of Council, Central Goldfields Shire Council approved the next step in the renaming two roads- a section of Carisbrook’s Chaplins Road to Bucknall Street and a section of Maryborough’s Argyle Road to Layton Road.


Following the Shire’s recent redevelopment works at the Chaplins Road and Tullaroop Road intersection, a road name change is now required. The section of Chaplins Road between Tullaroop Road and Carisbrook-Havelock Road will become a continuation of Carisbrook’s Bucknall Street.


The section of road between the Pyrenees Highway and Tullaroop road will remain as Chaplins Road.


In April this year, letters were sent to affected landholders. The closing date for responses to the correspondence was 18 May 2018 but no written submissions were received.


At Argyle Road, the name change will be in honour of Maryborough World War I veteran Private Peter Layton who enlisted on 27 January 1915 and served in the 21st Battalion. He returned to Australian on 25 January 1919 with the 4th Field Company Engineers.


During the community consultation process on deciding a new name for Argyle Road, letters were sent to 29 affected landholders. The letter included background information relating to three potential road names submitted as part of an Anzac commemorative naming project and a voting slip. Layton road was the most popular choice by affected landholders.


Central Goldfields Shire Chief Administrator Noel Harvey said the name changes are vital to the community.


“As the structural road intersection changes are complete, it is imperative that the road name and address change process is completed as soon as possible,” he said.


“We strive to address all properties in our Shire to the Australian Standard and for that to happen, all roads need a unique road name. Without a unique address, there is always a risk when emergency services are required.


“It will be so much easier for landholders to receive services and deal with government bodies regarding their property if the address appears in authoritative sources,” he said.

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