Four roads in Drysdale
which have been shortened by the Drysdale Bypass project have been renamed
following community consultation.
six kilometre long Drysdale Bypass between Jetty Road and Whitcombes
Road aims to improve safety and ease congestion on the Bellarine Peninsula,
with an expected completion date of mid-2020.
The project has truncated a total of nine
roads, which now require name changes as naming rules don’t allow for the use
of suffixes eg east, west, etc.
Following advertisements and consultation with
affected property owners, the four new roads are:
Street, formerly Portarlington Road, between Jetty Road and Railway Crescent
Street, formerly Andersons Road, between Grubb Road and Princess Street
Place, formerly Jetty Road, off Portarlington Road and
Street, formerly Princess Street, to the Andersons Road intersection.
Three of the approved names have come from the
ANZAC register, named after Lawrence Nicolas McKiernan, William Mercer Hackwill
and Winifred Mae Benham.
Five of the nine suggested road names were
rejected during the public feedback process and new surveys have been sent out using
the names suggested by the community. The results of this consultation will be presented
to council in January 2020.
Affected property owners will be given
assistance packages to support them as they transition to their new address. Council
and Major Roads Victoria will support business owners with signage and other
Councillor Stephanie Asher - Mayor
I’m pleased three of our local ANZACs who
served Australia during World War Two have been honoured with new road names in
We understand the name changes are an inconvenience for affected
residents. Unfortunately it is unavoidable due to state policy but we appreciate
the community’s feedback and cooperation while the names get worked out.
Councillor Anthony Aitken - Chair, Finance portfolio
The renaming of these roads is a great tribute to these ANZACs from
Drysdale and I’m excited one of them is female – Winifred Mae Benham who served
as a private with the Australian Women's Army Service.
Council will continue to consult with the community about the remaining
five roads that require name changes.