Boroondara City Council (Council) gives notice under the Naming rules for places in Victoria - Statutory requirements for naming roads, features and localities 2016 of a proposal to name the laneway at the rear of 46-58 Kilby Road, adjoining 44 Kilby Road and 117 Belford Road, Kew East.

The name proposed is Wade Lane. The following information is provided by the Boroondara Library Services from the publication, “The Jubilee History of Kew”:

“Belford farm was farmed in the forties by William Wade, an English farmer with remarkably progressive ideas for the period. He kept a large staff of farm hands, generally numbering about 20. The principal crops grown were oats for hay, potatoes, and wheat. It is related that one crop of potatoes ready just after the diggings broke out realised the handsome sum of £3,000. His farm became the scene of field trials of nearly all the new machinery imported into the colony. The first steam ploughing was done there… The farm was in the fifties awarded the “Argus” gold medal for the best farm in the colony.”

Further information was found in the publication, “City of Kew Centenary 1860-1960” as follows:

“We pass now to the Will’s neighbour farmers, Wade and Oswin, forming a remarkable and truly historic chain right along the river flats to Burke Road bridge. The rich soil of Kew was cultivated in the 1840’s and ‘50’s with such success by William Wade that his Belford farm gained a gold medal newspaper award acclaiming it the best and finest in the whole colony. On this property was used the first steam plough employed in Victoria.”

If you do not support the proposal, please indicate why and/or demonstrate why the proposal does not conform to the Naming rules for places in Victoria - Statutory requirements for naming roads, features and localities 2016. For more information on the naming guidelines provided by the State Government, visit the Property and Land Titles website

A person may make a submission on the proposal. Submissions should be submitted by 14 June 2019.

Any person making a written submission is advised all submissions and personal information in the submission will be handled by Council in accordance with the provisions of the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014.

Submissions should be addressed to Director Customer Experience and Business Transformation and posted to Boroondara City Council, Private Bag 1, Camberwell VIC 3124, delivered to Council’s Office at 8 Inglesby Road, Camberwell VIC 3124 or emailed to [email protected]

Please direct enquiries to Stephanie Lim, Senior Property Advisor, at 9278 4368 or by email to [email protected]

Council has so far been unable to locate existing family members of William Wade to seek permission to use the proposed name. To this end, we are requesting that any family contact details be passed on from the community, and/or consent from family members.