Renaming Albert Road Nature Reserve

Consultation has concluded

Background

Albert Road Nature Reserve is located at 110-140 Albert Road in a semi-rural area in northern Sunbury and is reserved for the purpose of nature conservation. It contains significant remnant vegetation and a high density of Aboriginal artefact scatters.

It is proposed that the reserve is given a dual name, with the inclusion of ‘Wuruwurrt Biik’ alongside Albert Road Nature Reserve. Wuruwurrt Biik means ‘brushy ground’ in the Aboriginal Woi Wurrung language, which reflects the bushy/shrubby character of the reserve.

Read the proposal

Council’s reasons for considering this proposal are detailed in Council Report number GE535 - Naming Proposals for Three Conservation Reserves in Sunbury with Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Significance - from the Council meeting of 12 July 2021.

In accordance with the Naming Rules for Places in Victoria – Statutory Requirements for Naming Roads, Features and Localities – 2016, and Hume City Council’s Place Names Policy, Council invited local residents to have their say on this naming proposal.




Background

Albert Road Nature Reserve is located at 110-140 Albert Road in a semi-rural area in northern Sunbury and is reserved for the purpose of nature conservation. It contains significant remnant vegetation and a high density of Aboriginal artefact scatters.

It is proposed that the reserve is given a dual name, with the inclusion of ‘Wuruwurrt Biik’ alongside Albert Road Nature Reserve. Wuruwurrt Biik means ‘brushy ground’ in the Aboriginal Woi Wurrung language, which reflects the bushy/shrubby character of the reserve.

Read the proposal

Council’s reasons for considering this proposal are detailed in Council Report number GE535 - Naming Proposals for Three Conservation Reserves in Sunbury with Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Significance - from the Council meeting of 12 July 2021.

In accordance with the Naming Rules for Places in Victoria – Statutory Requirements for Naming Roads, Features and Localities – 2016, and Hume City Council’s Place Names Policy, Council invited local residents to have their say on this naming proposal.