Renaming Albert Road Nature Reserve

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 is inviting local residents to have their say on this naming proposal.

Please complete your submission no later than Friday 22 October 2021.

How you can participate

completing the submission below
emailing namingplaces@hume.vic.gov.au
posting to Sheena Frost, Chief Executive Officer, Hume City Council, PO Box 119, Dallas 3047

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 is inviting local residents to have their say on this naming proposal.

Please complete your submission no later than Friday 22 October 2021.

How you can participate

completing the submission below
emailing namingplaces@hume.vic.gov.au
posting to Sheena Frost, Chief Executive Officer, Hume City Council, PO Box 119, Dallas 3047