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NSW Place and Road Naming Proposal System available now

The NSW Place and Road Naming Proposal System (Proposal System) is available now! The Proposal System replaces the NSW Online Road Naming System (NORNS), Place Name Proposal process and updates the Geographical Names Register.

The Proposal System can be accessed via the ‘Proposal System’ button on the Geographical Names Board Homepage. Users will be required to register for an account via an online registration form.

Register account 

Resources are available on our website and posted in the Local Government Authority Working Group (LGAWG) Forum in Microsoft Teams to assist users with the new Proposal System and include:

  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • User Manuals
  • How to videos 

In-flight proposals

Road names that have been proposed in the NSW Online Road Naming System (NORNS) and are awaiting final gazettal or appeal are being transitioned to the new Proposal System as a priority. Place name proposals that are currently underway will also be transitioned to the new system throughout February. 

Benefits of the new system

The new Proposal System provides a single point of access for users to submit and manage place and road name proposals. Additional benefits include:

  •  real-time proposal status updates
  • self serve user account management
  • weekly email notifications of road name proposal progress
  • automatic pre-evaluation of place and road name proposals
  • automated road name eligibility check
  •  road name pre-approval
  • spatially enabled road name search
Road Name eligibility check

Continual improvements

We recognise the importance of continually improving the new system to enhance user experience. A number of enhancements have been identified and will be implemented over the coming year. Key enhancements include:

  • additional functionality for the Road Name Search
  • ability to propose and gazette multiple road names
  • access to view road name proposal history
  • improved usability of proposal forms.

Your feedback and suggestions for improvements are welcomed and these can be posted on the Local Government Authority Working Group (LGAWG) Forum in Microsoft Teams.

We will continue to provide regular updates on the progress of the new Proposal System. If you have any questions or need to get in touch, please contact the Geographical Names Board:

Email: or Phone: +61 2 6332 8214 

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