Proposed renaming of Fullerton Street

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On the 9th of May 2022, Woollahra Council resolved to initiate the process for Fullerton Street to be renamed as Ukraine Street. The full Notice of Motion can be read from page 203 of the meeting agenda here.

The resolution followed the unanimous acknowledgement by Council in February 2022 of the impact of the ongoing conflict between Russia and the Ukraine and condemnation by Council of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

In addition to the street renaming proposal we are informing you about today, the Council is also calling on the Federal Government to increase humanitarian immigration support for Ukrainians escaping conflict.

The proposed renaming of Fullerton Street follows similar initiatives in other countries including the United Kingdom, Scotland, Denmark, Canada, Norway, Lithuania, Czechoslavakia, Latvia and Albania, where streets with Russian Embassies are being renamed in support of Ukraine and its people.

The process for the proposed street renaming is summarised here:

  • Woollahra Council as the Roads Authority has the power to change the road name, in consultation with the Geographical Names Board (GNB).
  • There is a general procedure that the GNB uses. The GNB requires Council to consult with the community and notify for a period of 15 working days.

We seek your feedback on the proposed name change by Friday 3 June 2022 via the short form below.

Alternatively, you can write to us by:

Feedback is open to residents, owners and businesses on Fullerton Street and to the general community. We are also required to notify a number of agencies (eg Police, Fire, Ambulance, Australia Post etc).

It is important to note that if the GNB supports a change in street name, it is permanent. Residents would be responsible for managing their change of address and contact details as required.

Community feedback will be shared with Councillors and the GNB. As we are particularly interested in the views of residents and owners in Fullerton Street, please provide your address if you are a resident or owner, which will be kept confidential by Council.

On the 9th of May 2022, Woollahra Council resolved to initiate the process for Fullerton Street to be renamed as Ukraine Street. The full Notice of Motion can be read from page 203 of the meeting agenda here.

The resolution followed the unanimous acknowledgement by Council in February 2022 of the impact of the ongoing conflict between Russia and the Ukraine and condemnation by Council of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

In addition to the street renaming proposal we are informing you about today, the Council is also calling on the Federal Government to increase humanitarian immigration support for Ukrainians escaping conflict.

The proposed renaming of Fullerton Street follows similar initiatives in other countries including the United Kingdom, Scotland, Denmark, Canada, Norway, Lithuania, Czechoslavakia, Latvia and Albania, where streets with Russian Embassies are being renamed in support of Ukraine and its people.

The process for the proposed street renaming is summarised here:

  • Woollahra Council as the Roads Authority has the power to change the road name, in consultation with the Geographical Names Board (GNB).
  • There is a general procedure that the GNB uses. The GNB requires Council to consult with the community and notify for a period of 15 working days.

We seek your feedback on the proposed name change by Friday 3 June 2022 via the short form below.

Alternatively, you can write to us by:

Feedback is open to residents, owners and businesses on Fullerton Street and to the general community. We are also required to notify a number of agencies (eg Police, Fire, Ambulance, Australia Post etc).

It is important to note that if the GNB supports a change in street name, it is permanent. Residents would be responsible for managing their change of address and contact details as required.

Community feedback will be shared with Councillors and the GNB. As we are particularly interested in the views of residents and owners in Fullerton Street, please provide your address if you are a resident or owner, which will be kept confidential by Council.

Page last updated: 20 May 2022, 10:59 AM