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The laneway adjacent to Kempbridge Avenue, Seaforth is currently unnamed and provides access to the private carpark which services the building at 538-540 Sydney Road, Seaforth.

We received a request from the strata managers of this building to name the laneway to help locals and visitors identify the area and improve wayfinding for businesses.

We originally proposed to name the Seaforth laneway (from Kempbridge Avenue, adj. No.2 to end) Dyarrhi Lane, pronounced Dee-ar-ree and meaning ‘Short’ Lane.

The naming proposal was placed on exhibition in early November receiving over 70 comments. The feedback in relation to the name Dyarrhi identified some concerns about ease of pronunciation.

Based on this feedback, we introduced two alternative naming options in addition to the original proposal. Options provided were:

  • Damaru Lane - meaning Tree
  • Garrawi Lane - meaning Cockatoo

The alternatives were exhibited between 2 December and 22 December 2022, during this period we received 118 submissions.

These names have been put forward by the Aboriginal Heritage Office (AHO) and are in the local aboriginal language for road naming purposes within the Northern Beaches Local Government Area.

The naming proposal has been pre-approved by the Geographical Names Board (GNB) of NSW. It is being carried out in-line with guidelines of both the GNB of NSW and Council’s Policy for the Naming of our Reserves, Facilities and Roads.

Notice of intention to name this road was provided in accordance with Section 162 of the Roads Act 1993 and Section 7 of the Roads Regulation 2018.

Laneway location map

Contact us

Have questions or want to learn more about this project, contact us below:

Name Lily Parchizadeh, Strategic Assets - Transport & Civil Infrastructure Assets
Phone 1300 434 434
In writing

'Naming proposal - Dyarrhi Lane, Seaforth' Northern Beaches Council, PO Box 82, Manly NSW 1655