Northlink - fragmented roads

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The construction of the Northlink project, an extension of the Tonkin Highway, has severed a number of roads in the Bullsbrook area.

While all properties can still be accessed through the local road network, there may be some confusion to visitors, service providers and emergency services where a road name appears on either side of significant infrastructure.

To overcome this confusion and to comply with the Australian Standards and Landgate’s Policies and Standards for Geographical Naming in Western Australia, the City of Swan is proposing to rename those roads that have been fragmented.

Due to the design of Tonkin Highway having only two interchange points, at Neaves Road and Stock Road, you will have noticed that your local road has been bollarded by Main Roads creating a fragmented road. This has likely changed your travel routes to and from your property.

If the current access road to your property has been affected by these road works you will soon receive a new street name and street number to form a new street address.

The proposed changes to road names are shown on the maps below:

Map 1(PDF, 66KB)
Map 2(PDF, 134KB)
Map 3(PDF, 31KB)
Map 4(PDF, 27KB)
Map 5(PDF, 51KB)
Map 6(PDF, 120KB)
Map 7(PDF, 247KB)

The City proposes to use existing road names where possible, new names will be applied where a road has been fragmented.

The proposed road names shown have been taken from the City’s Reserved Road Names Register.

The proposed new road names require approval by Council and the Topographic Names and Address Committee  of Landgate. Due to meeting dates this process can take up to four months to complete.

Where possible, the City will endeavour to keep your street number the same, however this may not be feasible in all situations.

The City will provide you with written confirmation of your address when the process of approvals and numbering is complete.

Your new address is essential to emergency services and will be submitted by the City to Landgate, the WA authority for addressing, and Australia Post.

The City welcomes your feedback in relation to the road name and address changes.

We sincerely appreciate your understanding while we make this change to ensure practical and reliable address information.

If the current access road to your property has been affected by these road works (eg, bollarded or detour) then your property address has been affected.

A map is attached to show you where proposed changes to road names occur. Additional detailed maps can be viewed at www.swan.wa.gov.au/haveyoursay

The City must comply with addressing standards and rename the fragmented roads because local road naming is the responsibility of Local Government.

Your new address is also essential to emergency services who need to find you in an emergency. 

 

There are no direct costs associated with changing of your address.

You may incur a minor personal expense to replace numbers or markings on your property, fence or mailbox. These costs will not be reimbursed by the City of Swan.

 

The City is using the Australian/New Zealand Standard "Rural and urban addressing" AS/NZS 4819:2011

We also use Landgate's "Policies and Standards for Geographical Naming in Western Australia". The policy can be accessed.

We refer to page 29 of Landgate's document, Road naming policies, section 2.1, sub-section 2.1.1 Road extents. Contiguous navigable roads:
"A named road shall include only one navigable section. If a road design has become obstructed, due to construction of other roads or features, and is separated to become two unconnected navigable sections of road then these road extents must be assigned separate unique road names."

 

You will receive a new street name and street number to form a new street address.

Lot numbers will receive a street number where a crossover and building is evident. Vacant lots will not receive a street number. 

 

The City has tried to use existing road names where possible, new names will be applied where a road has been fragmented. The proposed road names are from the City’s Reserved Road Names Register.

Where possible the City will endeavour to keep your street number the same, however this may not be feasible in all situations.

The City will apply rural street numbering, determined by measuring the distance in metres from the start of the road to you property's access point and dividing by ten. Numbers are rounded and issued odds on the left, even on the right. 

 

Yes. The proposed new road names require approval by Council and the Topographic Names and Address Committee of Landgate. Due to meeting dates this process can take up to four months to complete.

 

The City will provide you with written confirmation of your new street address when the approval process of street naming and numbering is complete.

 

The City will submit your new address to Landgate, the WA authority for addressing, and Australia Post.

Landgate make addressing data available to government agencies and other commercial customers. WA Police, Department of Fire and Emergency Services and WA Electoral Commission are some examples.

They also provide this address data to PSMA who maintain an Australian national addressing database.

The City can't comment on the update frequency of organisations using Landgate or PSMA data, and we recommend that you notify your correspondents, utilities, service providers and tenants as required. 

Landgate will record the change of address on your land title. There is no change to the lot or plan number from this process.