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GNB adopts new NSW Road Naming Policy

The Geographical Names Board of New South Wales formally adopted the new NSW Road Naming Policy at their meeting on 24 October 2013. This policy has been developed with extensive consultation with Road Naming Authorities. A period of public consultation was held after the initial release of the draft document and the input from these parties has been considered and included where appropriate in this final version of the policy.

This new policy provides a set of principles, procedures and processes for the naming, renaming and reserving of names for roads in NSW. The policy is aligned with the Australian/New Zealand Rural and Urban Addressing Standard (AS/NZS 4819:2011) and replaces the following documents previously issued by the GNB:

  • Guidelines for the Naming of Roads 2013
  • The Naming and Addressing of Private Roads and Roads in Community Subdivisions 2013
  • Road Naming in NSW 2013.

Road Naming Authorities are urged to utilise this new policy when naming roads in NSW. The adherence to the principles, procedures and processes will ensure consistent and unambiguous road naming across NSW.

The NSW Online Road Naming System has been released for use by Road Naming Authorities to support the effective use of the policy when naming roads and works hand in hand with the policy to ensure that the policies, procedures and processes are upheld throughout the process.

For more information on the NSW Road Naming Policy or the NSW Online Road Naming System please contact the GNB E: or T: 02 6332 8070.

Download the newly adopted NSW Road Naming Policy (PDF 462.6 KB).

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