Be part of Casey history by naming a street, road, way, court, drive, avenue and boulevards in one of the City’s new estate developments.
Council has teamed up with developers Mirvac and is throwing it out to the people to help come up with possible street names for Smiths Lane, which is now selling in Clyde North.
Coming up with streets names can be a challenge for developers and Council with so many themes and words already in use and strict rules in place about what can and can’t be used.
Since opening it up to the community in late September, Council has received more than 150 submissions – however more are needed.
Some of the themes that have come through so far include African animal names, historical women of Casey, Casey Girl Guide leaders, names of flowers in the estate, Cranbourne Cup winners and local market gardener surnames.
City of Casey Mayor, Cr Amanda Stapledon encouraged the community to get on board, get creative, and throw some more ideas into the mix.
“We’ve had some wonderful and creative suggestions come through already, but with so many new streets being created we need lots of names,” Cr Stapledon said.
“We’re still accepting suggestions for a couple of weeks and encourage people to brainstorm with their family, friends, community group or classroom and see what names or themes you can come up with.”
Here’s some tips to help you along the way:
- The more obscure the better, as Council needs names that haven’t been used in Casey before.
- Think about connections to Casey, it’s natural environment and history.
- Why not think of a theme and come up with heaps of suggestions that relate – we need hundreds of names, so don’t just limit your suggestion to one. You might like to come up with a group of names under the one theme and name a whole area of the estate.
- There are some rules around street names which can be found on Council’s website – but don’t overthink it. Just throw in your ideas and Council will do the rest.