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 reserve at 40 Yarrbat Avenue, Balwyn, presently known as “Maranoa Gardens”.

The name proposed is Maranoa Botanic Gardens. Council’s Parks and Infrastructure department has recommended the proposed name change following consultation for the development of a Conservation Management Plan for the reserve. The Plan’s policy statement recommends that the name of the reserve reflects its purpose as a public botanic garden.

The policy statement is as follows: 

“That the long-established use of Maranoa Gardens as a public botanic garden combining educational and passive recreational objectives be maintained, with the significance of this on-going use and its evolving nature being a major determinant in management and future development of the site.

The role of Maranoa Garden as a public botanic garden (within the evolving nature of that term) is the most important use of the place established by the analysis contained in the Conservation Management Plan, and the educational and recreational objectives that underpin this use should be formally recognised when dealing with management of the site.”

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, please visit the Property and Land Titles website.

A person may make a submission on the proposal. Submissions should be submitted by 6 December 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].