SOUTH Gippsland Shire Council is to begin a public consultation process by calling for community comment on two proposed new road names in Foster.
The first is off Elphicks Road with the proposed name of ‘Stapleton Road’. This was originally created as part of a road opening to access properties along this road reserve and has been added to Council’s Public Road Register. The naming of the road will allow these properties to have an official address.
Director Sustainable Communities and Infrastructure, Anthony Seabrook said appropriate naming of roads was essential in identifying locations for emergency services, the delivery of goods and services and for providing primary access to properties.
The proposed road name of ‘Stapleton Road’ is in recognition of Private Stapleton who passed away in Gallipoli in 1916 and had been the Minister of the Methodist Church in Foster.
The other road is off Devlin Street with the proposed name of ‘Hendras Lane.’ This road
is identified on Council’s Public Road Register as being access to the Foster Bowling Club.
‘Hendras Lane’ is in recognition of the Hendra family who have been in Foster since the early 1900s, owning property from the highway through to the Lower Franklin Road.
Letters will be sent to adjoining property owners inviting written submissions.