Between 1 October 2021 and 31 October 2021, we consulted with the community on a proposal to rename Walworth Court in Newport as 'Guru Court'.

Thank you to everyone who provided feedback.

A report was presented to Council at the meeting on Tuesday 22 February 2022 outlining the public exhibition outcomes and recommending endorsement of the renaming.

View the Council Report (Item 13.2) and Attachment Booklet (Item 13.2) which includes the community engagement report.

At the meeting, Council resolved to defer this proposal.

View the Council minutes (Item 13.2).

We will provide a further update on this page when the proposal is again due to be presented to Council.


The renaming will address concerns about the 'Walworth Court' street name resembling too closely the adjoining 'Walworth Avenue' and impacting deliveries and general wayfinding.

The name was chosen by the property owners on Walworth Court from a list of road names suggested by the Aboriginal Heritage Office (AHO). 'Guru' is the local aboriginal word for ‘sea’ or 'deep water'.

We submitted the name Guru Court to the Geographical Names Board of NSW for preapproval earlier in the year which was granted.

The October 2021 public notice of the renaming proposal was done in accordance with Section 162 of the Roads Act 1993, Section 7 of the Roads Regulation 2018, and with our Policy for the Naming of our Reserves, Facilities and Roads.

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