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 2-16 Wellesley Road and 1-21 Gardiner Road, adjoining 68-72 Berkeley Street, Hawthorn.

The name proposed is Walkley Lane. The following information is provided by the Boroondara Library Services:

“Albion Henry Walkley was born in St Kilda in 1882. He lived for some time on Glenferrie Road in the early 1910s. In 1900, Walkley was articled to the eminent Melbourne architect William Pitt as an assistant, later becoming a full partner in the architectural firm ‘William Pitt and Walkley’. After William Pitt’s death in 1918, Walkley continued the practice. Walkley, who helped design many city buildings, was educated at Hawthorn College, a private school which closed in the early 20th Century.

A foundation member (and Honorary Secretary) of the Glenferrie Hill Recreation Club, he designed the original lay out of the club’s grounds and pavilion. In addition to this, Walkley designed many buildings and residences in the Boroondara area. He designed houses in Hawthorn, including the Ekins Residence at 60 Berkeley Street, the residence of ‘Arcoona’ on Wellesley Road, and possibly ‘Eira’ which still stands on Wellesley Road today. Walkley worked as an architect to the Kennon family many times over, designing wool sheds, offices, and houses for multiple members of the family. Walkley died in Armadale in 1968.”

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 30 August 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 City of Boroondara, Private Bag 1, Camberwell Vic 3124 
  • delivered to the Council offices, 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 Albion Henry Walkley 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.