Following a community consultation process held in November last year, Layton Road has been identified as the chosen new name for Argyle Road.


At an Ordinary Meeting of Council last night, Council voted to put the chosen name out for public consultation.


The section to be re-named is from Gillies Street past the Maryborough Cemetery to the Talisman Track intersection.


In November 2017, Central Goldfields Shire sent all residents of Argyle Road a letter with an opportunity to vote on their preferred name.


The three names that were presented – Layton, Wigger and Kitchen – were determined by research done by community groups as a result of a State Government ANZAC Commemorative Naming Project.


Of the 29 letters sent, 13 replies were received and 9 of these selected Layton Road.


Thomas William Layton was a local Maryborough boy who fought for his country in the First World War. A member of the 59th Australian Infantry Battalion he was killed in action in Belgium on 17 October, 1917. He is buried at the Aeroplane Cemetery, Ypres in Belgium. His name is located on panel 168 at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra.


The renaming is necessary following works in 2013 that resulted in changes to traffic flow.


Under the Geographic Place Names Act 1998 the road must be renamed in the interests of public safety and in situations that could result in significant delays to essential services.


A letter will be sent to Argyle Road residents and the proposed new name will be advertised to seek any objections.


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