Policy adopted by Council

At a meeting on Tuesday 24 September, Council resolved to adopt the Naming our Reserves, Facilities and Roads Policy.

Thank you for your interest in this project, engagement has now concluded.

Report to Council

There is a report going to Council on Tuesday 24 September 2019 presenting the outcomes of public exhibition of the draft Naming our Reserves, Facilities and Roads Policy and recommending that the draft Policy be adopted.

The Council Meeting will be held at 6pm at the Dee Why Civic Centre.

View the Council Agenda and Report (Item 13.2).

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Submissions closed

Thank you for your interest.

Submissions on the draft policy are now closed. All submissions will be considered by Council as part of completing this project.

This webpage will be updated when the policy is to be presented to Council with results of the engagement.

Policy on exhibition

At its meeting on 25 June 2019, Council resolved to place the draft Naming Our Reserves, Facilities and Roads Policy on public exhibition.

The draft Policy proposes to use the NSW Geographical Names Board (GNB) Place Naming Policy and guidelines to guide the assessment of applications from the community to name a reserve, road or facility under Council’s care control or management.

The principles listed within the draft Policy provide further guidance as to the preferred name types for specific venues and Council’s management once a new name is approved.

View the Council Report - 25 June 2019. Item 13.4

View the draft Naming Our Reserves, Facilities and Roads Policy - 25 June 2019

View the Council minutes

Have your say

  • Complete the submission form below
  • In writing to the CEO Northern Beaches Council, PO Box 82, Manly NSW 1655, marked ‘Naming our Reserves, Facilities and Roads Policy’
Submissions close Sunday 28 July 2019


The naming of reserves and public roads is governed by State legislation and Council must adhere to the procedures defined under the Geographical Names Board (GNB) of NSW Policy for the naming of reserves and public roads.

The GNB Policy recognises

  • The importance of unambiguous and official place names.
  • Place names reflect the relationship between people and place.
  • Place names create a link that forms the basis for communication, location and addressing.
  • Clear and unambiguous names are essential for emergency services, postal and service delivery as well as professional and personal navigation.

It is proposed that the naming of facilities within a reserve, such as a pavilion, grandstand, garden or building, will be initially assessed in accordance with the GNB Guidelines, excluding the requirement to be deceased.

The draft Policy consolidates the previous Council policies and provides a set of guidelines and criteria to ensure that requests for naming Council owned and managed reserves, facilities and roads are processed consistently.

Important documents

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