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Teesdale Tip Road Renaming

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Submissions are now closed. 

Teesdale Tip Road Renaming



Notice is hereby given that at its meeting held on 17 December 2019, Golden Plains Shire Council resolved to invite public submissions on a proposed name change from ‘Teesdale Tip Road’ to ‘Lightwood Road’.

The name is recommended in response to a request from a member of the community to formally rename the road to a name more fitting to the area and make it more appealing to visitors on approach to the town. The word ‘Lightwood’ is the common name for Acacia Implexa – a fast-growing Australian tree which can be found growing in close proximity to the road.

For further details view the Council Minutes.

17 December 2019 - Minutes

Engagement Update

Engagement Update: 

At the Ordinary Meeting of Council on 28 April 2020, Council considered all submissions received and resolved to proceed with the renaming of Teesdale Tip Road to Lightwood Road. Golden Plains Shire  Council will now send the Proposal to the Registrar of Geographic names for final approval.

How you can be involved

How You Can Be Involved: 

Members of the public can provide feedback on the proposed name in accordance with section 223 of the Local Government Act 1989 by one of the following methods:

  • Telephone: 03 5220 7111
  • Mail: Addressed to the Chief Executive Officer, Golden Plains Shire, PO Box 111, Bannockburn VIC 3331
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Complete an online form

Any person may make a written submission on this road name in accordance with section 223 of the Local Government Act 1989. Submissions must be received in writing by 9am on Monday 23 March 2020.

A person may also request in their submission to be heard in support of their submission and/or to nominate a representative to present their submission at a future Council meeting, if they wish to do so.

Any person making a written submission is advised all submissions and personal information in the submission will be handled by Council in accordance with the provisions of the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014.

What Happens Next

What Happens Next: 

Golden Plains Shire Council will now send the proposal to the Registrar of Geographic names for final approval.


Thursday, 20 February 2020
Submissions Open
Monday, 23 March 2020
Submissions Close 9am
Tuesday, 28 April 2020
Submissions heard / reviewed by Council

Contact Information

Emily Chapman
Governance and Corporate Services Administration Officer
03 5220 7111
Project Category: 
Roads and Transport
Last Updated: 
Monday, March 23, 2020
Project Status: 
Past Project
Submissions are now closed. Proposed road name change from 'Teesdale Tip Road' to 'Lightwood Road' located in Teesdale.

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Council acknowledges the traditional Wadawurrung owners of this land. Council pays its respects to Wadawurrung Elders both past and present and extends that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People who are part of Golden Plains Shire.