Be a part of ACT Place Names Advisory Committee

Nominations are now open for appointments to the ACT Place Names Advisory Committee.

Acting Minister for Planning and Land Management Chris Steel is encouraging interested community members to join the Committee.

“The committee provides expert advice and recommendations to the government on all significant matters relating to place naming in the ACT,” Minister Steel said.

“The government is committed to making sure that the naming of our roads, parks and public places are consistent with a modern, inclusive and progressive Canberra.

“The Committee is just one of the ways we have consistent policies and guidelines to help achieve this.

“We are looking for new members from across the ACT with a strong understanding of, and connection to the community to help protect and enhance the values of our Territory through the ACT Place Names Advisory Committee.

“We recognise that there is a wide variety of perspectives within the ACT, which is why the new Committee members will be appointed from a broad range of diverse backgrounds, including our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.

“Membership of the Committee is on a voluntary basis and will be appointed for a period of three years. I encourage interested community members to take advantage of these vacancies and submit an application.”

Nominations for the Committee open today and close on Monday 22 March 2021.

You can find more information on the desired skills and details on how to apply on the Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development website.

Quotes attributable to Jeff Brown, Surveyor-General of the ACT and Co-chair of the ACT Place Names Advisory Committee

“I particularly value the expert advice of the committee to help provide for new place names which are reflective of diverse cultural situations.

“I am looking forward to working with the new committee over the coming three years to engage with the community about nomenclature themes for future suburbs”.

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