Liverpool Plains Shire Council (LPSC) is inviting community members to have their say on a draft review of the Naming of Council Assets Policy which is on public exhibition and taking submissions, addressed to the GM, until 5pm on Wednesday 28 June 2017.
According to LPSC Mayor, Councillor Andrew Hope, the policy has been reviewed as part of Council’s ongoing policy review process.
“It has been developed to ensure that Council assets are named in a consistent manner that follows guidelines set out by the Geographical Names Board (GNB).
“It is vital to ensure that assets are easily identifiable, name duplication is reduced and that emergency services are able to locate them with ease,” he said.
“Council’s policy for the naming of its public assets recognises the importance of community input to the process,” he continued.
“Council utilises the GNB guidelines for naming public reserves and natural features in the Shire. With regards to assets such as buildings it is at Council’s discretion to select an appropriate name from a list of nominations received from the community.
“Where a public asset is to be named after a person, they must have made a significant contribution to the Liverpool Plains Shire local government area. Generally, assets will not be named after living persons or after persons who’s contribution is as a result of paid work,” he said.
“The draft policy can be viewed at Council’s Administration Building or online at www.lpsc.nsw.gov.au via Council Links/Public Exhibition Documents,” Councillor Hope concluded.