Renaming of Lord Street - fragmented road

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The construction of the New Lord Street project, in Dayton, Brabham and Henley Brook has severed the existing Lord Street and created a number of fragmented roads.

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 is not clear.

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 parts of Lord Street.

The proposal is to rename the northern part of Lord Street between Gnangara Road and Park Street to Starflower Road; and the southern portion between Youle-Dean Road and Dayton Boulevard to Isoodon Street.

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 address when the process of approvals and numbering is complete.

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

Landgate record the change of address on your land title. Landgate make addressing data available to commercial customers and other government agencies, WA Police, Department of Fire and Emergency Services and WA Electoral Commission. They also provide this address data to PSMA who maintain an Australian national addressing database.

We recommend you directly notify your utility providers, other service providers and tenants as required because some databases using Landgate and PSMA data are not updated instantaneously.  

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 then your property address has been affected.

A map(PDF, 515KB) is attached to show you where proposed changes to road names occur. 

 

The City must comply with addressing standards and rename the fragmented roads as 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". A link to Landgate's document is available.

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. 

 

When finished the fragmented sections of Lord Street will connect with two existing roads, Starflower Place, Henley Brook and Isoodon Street, Dayton. The City has tried to use existing road names where possible.

Starflower Place will become Starflower Road as it will now extend between the Gnangara Road/Pinaster Parade round-a-bout in Ellenbrook and Park Street, Brabham.

Open-ended road types from the Standard will be considered.

 

Your street number may also change, however, where possible, the City will try to avoid this.

Where required, 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. All other required numbering will be urban numbering format.

 

Yes. While the names Starflower Place and Isoodon Street have been formally approved their existing extent is being changed. We will be seeking Council approval for the change to the suffix and extension of the names. These changes to approved roads also require approval by 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.