The Kiama municipality’s newest streets will have an Anzac theme, should a naming proposal be endorsed byKiama council when it meets on Tuesday night.
The council is proposing to name nine new streets after Kiama men who served during World War I.
Chair of Kiama’s Streets and Reserves naming committee, Kiama councillor Dennis Seage, said the committeethought it was appropriate to name new streets after those who served during World War I, particularly thosekilled in action, while the Centenary of Anzac 2014-2018 is being celebrated.
Five of the streets – Allison Street, Blair Street, Downey Street, Merrick Circuit and Fadden Street – are within thesecond stage of the Cedar Grove subdivision at Kiama.
The names Sproule Crescent and Gibson Crescent have been put forward for the new estate off Wyalla Road,Jamberoo.
Private Thomas Stanley Sproule was born at Jerrara, while Private William Henry Gibson was born inJamberoo.
A new cul-de-sac off Caliope Street, Kiama will be known as Hanrahan Place.
A section of the existing Princes Highway near Foxground, which will become a local road once the Gerringong toBerry Princes Highway upgrade is completed, will be called Donovan Road after Gerringong resident PrivateWilliam John Donovan who was killed at Gallipoli.
Cr Seage said if endorsed by the council the names would need approval from the Geographical Names Board,however significant research has already been undertaken by the council.
“It was a difficult process as you are not allowed to use the same names or names with similar sound within acertain geographical area,’’ Cr Seage said.
“However Sue Lark from the Kiama History Centre did a lot of research into the soldiers and the developers wehave spoken to are happy to run with the theme.”
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